NEBRASKA

Still Illegal

Current Status

Currently there is no legal cannabis allowed in Nebraska.

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products.

The Nebraska Unicameral had the opportunity this year to consider medical marijuana legislation with LB 622, a bill that would have created a medical marijuana program and provided safe, legal access to medical marijuana for suffering Nebraskan patients.

The bill would permit manufacturers and distribution centers to provide medical marijuana to patients suffering from 19 different medical conditions, including seizures, anxiety, or “any other illness for which medical cannabis provides relief as determined by the participating health care practitioner.” While patients could not smoke the drug or grow the plants, they would be allowed to take medical marijuana in pills, oils, liquids or lotions, or through vaporizers.

But it was not taken to vote.


Medical Marijuana

Still a Schedule 1 Drug

Cultivation

Not Allowed

Manufacturing/Processing

Not Allowed

Testing

Not Allowed

Distribution/Dispensaries

Not Allowed

60% of Nebraskans believe that marijuana should be legal for medical purposesMarijuana Policy Project

Important Cannabis Laws

No cannabis laws have been passed