Mark Elworth Jr. is the acting chairman of the Marijuana Party, an organization that supports the medical, industrial and recreational use of hemp and says they need about 5,500 valid signatures before they can move forward.
Elworth says, “Then we would be on the ballot as a party. For election year 2016, our focus is to find candidates to run for the Unicameral in the state of Nebraska.”
So far, it has been a successful venture. Elworth says they started collecting signatures two weeks ago and about 1,000 Nebraskans have signed on. He says they need about 5,500 valid signatures to move forward. He says, “We are in 24 states but Nebraska would be the first state we would be recognized as an official party.”
The group supports the legalization of hemp, medical and recreational marijuana use.
The Marijuana Party is holding a rally and a petition signing event at Memorial Park in Omaha from 3 until 6 pm Monday. Elworth says they will have guest speakers and members to answer questions.