Medical Marijuana advocates making push for signatures

Medical Marijuana advocates making push for signatures
Courtesy/ NMM. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana
June 7th, 2024 | Courtesy

The ballot committee leading the effort to put the legalization of medical cannabis before voters this November, have announced they have qualified 38 counties, to meet the state’s requirement of collecting 5% of the voters’ signatures in at least 38 Nebraska counties. But, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana needs to meet another petition requirement to gather over 30,000 signatures more by the July 3rd deadline to gather 87,000 valid signatures on each petition, as well as additional overage they need.

Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign manager Crista Eggers says they have not had the “millions of dollars in funding, like other campaigns, so their efforts have been mostly by grassroots.

“There is no doubt Nebraskans want to see this on the ballot, so we need them to step up and help make that happen. My personal ask, not as a campaign manager, but as a mother, is that people would react as if their child’s life depends on it and go sign; because for many of us, our child’s life really does depend on it,” said Eggers.

NMM is calling for voters to find a location to sign the petition by going to their website at


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