Discussion over legalizing medical marijuana continues this week

 Posted By: Veronica Ortega

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Former police officer Brian Gaughan says he plans to testify for the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. The group is in favor of legalizing medical marijuana with the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act.

Members of the group say the bill would improve public safety, and the quality of life for sick and disabled people who would benefit from access to medical marijuana.

They say the bill would also help end the growing drug war in Nebraska.

A hearing for the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act is scheduled for Friday. If the bill eventually passes Nebraska will be the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana.