Omaha, Nebraska 2022-06-17 20:00:33 –
Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) —Crysta Eggers, Nebraska Campaign Manager for Medical Marijuana, says that none of the volunteers participating in ballot petition have health problems. I’m saying that.
“Our state leaders who did not take the opportunity to do the right thing should be ashamed because we are still in the rain and heat to do what the Nebraskas want.” She said. “Because their lives depend on it.”
Eggers states that two separate petitions require a total of 87,000 signatures and an additional 50,000 Nebraskas in the last three weeks before the July 7 deadline. She says each already has over 50,000.
If they reach that goal, Nebraska citizens will vote in November on whether to take action on Nebraska’s statutory legislation. Organizers say that signature drives are the biggest hurdle because of the widespread support for medical cannabis.
According to a study by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 83% of Nebraskas support marijuana for medical purposes. According to Omaha World Herald..
Last week, Nebraska’s petition was backed by a federal judge. Medical marijuana Eggers and Nebraskas argue that Nebraska’s requirement to reach 5% of voters in 38 counties is unconstitutional, and judges could succeed by temporarily blocking the requirement. I agreed that it was highly sexual.
“For now, (the judge’s decision) doesn’t change what we’re doing,” she said. “We are collecting signatures in all parts of the state.”
For Eggers, the problem is personal. Her seven-year-old son, Colton, said she had seizures every day, and the drug didn’t work. She believes that marijuana prescribed by her doctor will do so.
“My family is unfortunately faced with what many are doing,” she said. “Which is the criminal, risking the loss of my child, or uprooting my family, and the other option is to fight a good fight.”
Eggers believes that if the petition arrives on the ballot, it will be the first ballot to do this in the grassroots movement. The campaign is underfunded. She said one potential donor was killed in a plane accident. The other was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
“It’s difficult,” Eggers said. “It’s very hard to stand out, I know there’s a little boy at home and many people are being sacrificed by this effort … I hate being here yet.”
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