State of Nebraska Archives: on Drugs


Ben Sasse: Leave marijuana regulation to states, not feds

Asked if the federal government should address conflicting state and federal laws on marijuana legalization, Sasse said the feds shouldn't be involved in regulating marijuana--that should be left to local authorities, he said.

Domina disagreed, saying the feds need to address the situation where the drug is legal in Colorado but not in neighboring states, while federal law bans the transport of illegal drugs.

Source: WatchDog.org on 2014 Nebraska Senate debate Jun 2, 2014

Dave Domina: Legal structure is not ready legal marijuana

Often times there are differences or conflicts between federal and state laws. Domina says this is no exception when it comes to marijuana. "Historically, of course, the states define drug crimes. The federal government defines drug crimes when they involve interstate traffic. Colorado recently legalized marijuana in a citizen initiative. And what happened in Colorado is that none of the rest of the legal structure in the state was ready for that."

Domina says there's no way to test a driver for being under the influence of marijuana, and there's no answer under Colorado law for how to handle employment testing with marijuana now being legal.

Source: KRVN 880 Rural Radio on 2014 Nebraska Senate race Jun 2, 2014

Dave Domina: Feds need to address marijuana in bordering Colorado

Asked if the federal government should address conflicting state and federal laws on marijuana legalization, Sasse said the feds shouldn't be involved in regulating marijuana--that should be left to local authorities, he said.

Domina disagreed, saying the feds need to address the situation where the drug is legal in Colorado but not in neighboring states, while federal law bans the transport of illegal drugs.

Source: WatchDog.org on 2014 Nebraska Senate debate Jun 2, 2014

Jon Bruning: Requested an earmark to fund a drug-war program

Bruning and Stenberg were not the only U.S. Senate candidates on stage. Pat Flynn, a former insurance salesman from Schuyler, also attended.

Flynn argued that he is the only candidate in the race who is not a "career politician." Jon Bruning is the Nebraska attorney general and Don Stenberg is a former attorney general,

Source: Omaha World Herald on 2012 Nebraska Senate debate Apr 6, 2012

Scott Kleeb: Treat kids’ substance abuse as a mental health issue

Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska’s Brand of Change, p.34-35 Aug 19, 2008

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