2017 Nebraska Revised Statutes
Chapter 28 - CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
28-467 Prosecution for unlawful possession of marijuana; defense; restrictions on certain actions.
Prosecution for unlawful possession of marijuana; defense; restrictions on certain actions.
(1) In a prosecution for the unlawful possession of marijuana under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, it is an affirmative and complete defense to prosecution that:
(a) The defendant suffered from intractable seizures and the use or possession of cannabidiol was pursuant to the order of a physician designated as a medical provider under section 28-465; or
(b) The defendant is the parent or legal guardian of an individual who suffers from intractable seizures and the use or possession of cannabidiol was pursuant to the order of a physician designated as a medical provider under section 28-465.
(2) An agency of this state or a political subdivision thereof, including any law enforcement agency, may not initiate proceedings to remove a child from a home based solely upon the possession or use of cannabidiol by the child or possession of cannabidiol by a parent or legal guardian for use by the child as authorized under sections 28-463 to 28-468.
(3) An employee of the state or any division, agency, or institution thereof or any employee of Nebraska Medicine involved in the research, ordering, dispensing, and administration of cannabidiol under sections 28-463 to 28-468, including its cultivation and processing, shall not be subject to prosecution for unlawful possession, use, distribution, or dispensing of marijuana under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act for activities arising from or related to the use of cannabidiol in the treatment of individuals diagnosed with intractable seizures or treatment resistant seizures.
- Laws 2015, LB390, § 9.
- Termination Date: October 1, 2019