Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana searching for donors to help fund signature drive

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana is searching for “angel donors” to help fund a signature drive to get medical cannabis onto the November ballot.

The group is in need of donors so they can hire more circulators to gather signatures, a press release says.

“Due to a series of tragedies our major donor had to back out,” Sen. Adam Morfeld said on Twitter.  “Unless we find an angel donor to replace that funding we likely will not be successful without a paid effort.”

So far, the campaign has collected around 20,000 signatures on each of its two medical cannabis petitions.  The group needs 87,000 valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot.

The first petition focuses on giving patients the right to use medical cannabis when a doctor deems it a necessary treatment, while the second one deals with the production of cannabis.

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The deadline to submit the needed signatures is July 7.

“We are at a critical point in the campaign and we need volunteers and a major donor to get us across the finish line so tens of thousands of Nebraskans who need critical care with their doctor can receive it,” Sen. Anna Wishart said.

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