Attorney General addresses how to enforce marijuana use in Nebraska
It’s legal in
That will be one of the main focuses during Attorney General Doug Peterson’s trip to western
Legalizaed marijuana has posed a new problem in western
“Some of our smaller counties—they’re jail costs have tripled, just because of this,” said Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman.
“The most consistent message I hear across western
“That’s a new thing and the volume of that has become more of a concern.”
It’s one of the biggest issues Peterson plans to address during his 2–day tour.
“Some kids assume that just because they can get it in
“The people in the marijuana industry are trying to normalize it because it has a tremendous opportunity for financial gain if they can get states across the midwest to follow what happened in
“It’s all attributable to this,” Sheriff Overman said.
“If you talk to drug task forces in
The lawsuit could take years to resolve.
In the meantime, Peterson plans on helping authorities find a better way to enforce illegal trafficking across state borders.
“[We’ll talk about] how to properly measure the amount of the drugs now that we’re looking at edibles.”
The tour will begin Thursday morning, with law enforcement officials in Chadron.