Medicinal cannabis got several hours of legislative debate Wednesday evening before moving off the agenda, most likely for the rest of this waning session.
“Honestly, this was my colleagues’ chance to do something, and I was giving them the decision on whether they wanted to take action or not,” said Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart, who introduced the legalization bill (LB110).
Wishart worked with a number of groups in the past few months to improve the bill, she said. Two of the changes she made in compromise were to eliminate the ability for patients to grow plants at their home, and to prohibit smoking the drug.
She said she was open to addressing people’s concerns.
“We’re crafting this together,” she said. “This is a group project.”