Governor Warns Against Legalizing Marijuana

Governor Warns Against Legalizing Marijuana

Governor Ricketts is warning against a proposal to legalize medical marijuana coming before lawmakers this week.

Governor Ricketts says the proposal to legalize marijuana under the guise of medicine would actually put Nebraska on a path toward liberalizing our drug laws. Ricketts says in many states that has already resulted in recreational marijuana.

Governor Ricketts warns that among other things the National Institute on Drug Abuse says marijuana has been linked to temporary hallucinations, temporary paranoia, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in teens. Governor Ricketts adds that studies show marijuana users are at twice the risk of abusing opiods.