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Senate Bills

Daines/Merkley Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. More info

Mikulski Amendment Protecting State Medical Marijuana Laws

Limits the Justice Department’s ability to take criminal action against state-licensed operations that are acting in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states. More info

Merkley Marijuana Banking Amendment

Prohibits the US Treasury Department from using federal funds to take punitive actions against banks that provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses that are operating legally under state laws. More info

'N/A' means that the Senator did not have the opportunity to vote on this amendment.

Senators

  • Ben Sasse (R)

    NEBRASKA

    NORML Grade: C

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    “I believe our society doesn’t need more drugs because, like every Nebraska parent, I want what is best for my children. At the same time, I generally believe that contentious issues should be handled, whenever possible, by states rather than federal bureaucracies. This policy discussion is more complicated than the current debate often suggests because Congress has passed domestic drug laws to fulfill international treaties. As Nebraskans consider these issues, we should pay close attention to the emerging data on health and safety from states like Colorado and examine the increased burden on Nebraska’s law enforcement.” September 2014

  • Deb Fischer (R)

    NEBRASKA

    NORML Grade: F

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    "I do not support legalization of marijuana," said U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer during a listening session at the Keystone Business Center Tuesday. Sen. Fischer was responding to a question from an area resident curious about her position on the subject. 8/27/2015 (Link)
    Sen. Fischer said she met with law enforcement representatives throughout Nebraska, "and what they shared with me was eye opening." She said marijuana coming over from Colorado was much more potent and available in a variety of forms, including cannabis infused candy such as gummy bears. "This is dangerous for kids. I'm opposed to it," said Sen. Fischer, reiterating her opposition to legalizing the drug. Sen. Fischer said it wasn't uncommon for laws to be ignored but it was especially upsetting to her when it was being done by a state. "Colorado is ignoring federal law," said Sen. Fischer. August 2015

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House Bills

Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. More info

McClintock/Polis Amendment

Seeks to halt Justice Department interference among individuals and businesses engaged in state-compliant transactions particular to both the medical or recreational use of cannabis. More info

Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment

Prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs and the patients who rely on them. More info

Reps

  • Brad Ashford (D)

    NEBRASKA

    NORML Grade: B

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Jeff Fortenberry (R)

    NEBRASKA

    NORML Grade: D

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    No sponsorships or comments

  • Adrian M. Smith (R)

    NEBRASKA

    NORML Grade: D

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    No sponsorships or comments

This information is continually being updated. If you have an additional public comment that we do not have record of or any additional information please email politics@norml.org.