Medical marijuana backers file formal papers for campaign

Lincoln, Neb. (Associated Press) Backers of an effort to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska have filed formal paperwork for a statewide ballot campaign.

Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws submitted their proposed constitutional amendment Tuesday with the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office.

State Senators Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, of Lincoln, are co-chairing the effort to place the issue on the 2020 ballot.

Wishart introduced a bill allowing lawmakers to legalize the drug for medicinal purposes.

Legalization supporters have said they will pursue the ballot campaign if lawmakers don’t pass a measure this year.