Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana Are Running Out of Time to Put Petitions on the Ballot Before November


As time runs out, volunteer Dominic Gillen is running even harder. In an interview with KETV, he admits that they are not yet where they should be in order to get the 87,000 required votes for medical marijuana to be on the November ballot.

Dominic is joined by the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana, a group that is advocating for two petitions. One protects possession, delivery, and distribution of Medical Marijuana for medicinal intent. The second petition protects caregivers and patients from being arrested in connection with using medical cannabis for medicinal purposes.

The group still needs thousands of signatures with just a few days remaining before their “turn-in-date” as Dominic describes it to the Secretary of State. According to Dominic, it has been a nine-year fight to help people like his son, who has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, get relief from ongoing seizures.

The campaign manager, Crista Eggers, is fighting not only for others but for her own daughter. Crista asks that people do not look at the campaign as just getting signatures. She points out that the issue is saving lives.

Crista says that over the years she has seen so many people suffer. Some of their petitioners have died while waiting for relief. She reminds people that at some time every family will somehow be affected.

Crista urges Nebraskans to go to the campaign’s website

And help before they run out of time.

UPDATE: On July 7, 2022, the Campaign turned in 90,000 signatures on each of the petitions more than meeting its goal.


Rose Duesterwald

Rose Duesterwald

Rose became acquainted with Patient Worthy after her husband was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) six years ago. During this period of partial remission, Rose researched investigational drugs to be prepared in the event of a relapse. Her husband died February 12, 2021 with a rare and unexplained occurrence of liver cancer possibly unrelated to AML.

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