Pubdate: Tue, 11 May 2010
Source: North Platte Telegraph, The (NE)
Copyright: 2010 North Platte Telegraph
Author: Paul Hammel
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/find?253 (Cannabis – Medicinal – U.S.)
WILL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE LEGALIZED IN NEBRASKA?
LINCOLN – The seeds of a discussion about legalizing marijuana for
medical purposes have been planted in Nebraska.
Three members of the State Board of Pharmacy plan to quiz their
colleagues about the controversial topic at the May 22-25 annual
meeting of the National Boards of Pharmacy in Anaheim, Calif.
Board Chairman Rick Zarek, a Gothenburg, Neb., pharmacist, said the
Nebraskans hope to learn more about “the pros and cons” of
legalization and any problems that have arisen in the 14 states that
now allow pot to be used for pain relief, appetite enhancement and
other medical purposes.
“It’s probably an issue we’re going to have to address in the
future,” said Zarek, who said he has no personal opinion on the subject.