Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana turns in over 90,000 signatures for both petitions

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A group hoping to get two medical marijuana initiatives on the November ballot has submitted over 90,000 signatures for both petitions, Sen. Adam Morfeld said.

Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana made a final push to get as many signatures as possible before the Thursday deadline.

The group said it submitted over 90,000 signatures for each petition, just above the 87,000 required by the state.

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

The signatures will still need to be verified, which could take months.

“Every signature represents a person who had the guts to go out and ask and a person who had the heart to sign,” Sen. Anna Wishart wrote in a Tweet.

After losing a major donor, the nonprofit had to start a grassroots approach to get the required number of signatures to be put on the ballot.

The group faced another setback on Wednesday when a court ruled against it in a lawsuit over the multicounty signature requirement.

See also: Judge issues injunction in Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana petition lawsuit

The ruling means that petitions will need signatures from 5% of voters in at least 38 counties to qualify for this year’s ballot.

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