Nebraska Supreme Court releases decision on if medical marijuana, expanded gambling will be on ballot

The Nebraska Supreme Court has issued a ruling on whether medical marijuana and expanded gambling will be on the ballot in November.

The court voted to block medical marijuana from being on the ballot but approved the expansion of gambling.

Two justices dissented in the medical marijuana ruling.

“if voters are to intelligently adopt a State policy with regard to medicinal cannabis use, they must first be allowed to decide that issue alone, unencumbered by other subjects,” the conclusion read. “As proposed, the NMCCA contains more than one subject–by our count, it contains at least eight subjects.”

“We reverse the Secretary of State’s decision and issue a writ of mandamus directing him to withhold the initiative from the November 2020 general election ballot,” the opinion states.

On the gambling initiative: “We therefore vacate our alternative writ and by separate order issue a peremptory writ of mandamus ordering the Secretary to place the Constitutional Initiative, the Regulatory Initiative, and the Tax Initiative on the November 2020 ballot.”

Petitions for both issues received enough signatures to be placed on the ballot. [Read More @]

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