For the most part, the heartland of America has been a challenge for those wanting to legalize marijuana. Nebraska, however, has been a shining beacon of hope. The quiet state, known for its treeless prairies and cattle industry, is the only Great Plains state to decriminalize marijuana.
Nebraska is in the middle of America, but it is also in the middle of a variety of marijuana laws. On its southwest border is Colorado, the first state to legalize marijuana, while Kansas, South Dakota, and Wyoming – all with strict marijuana laws- fill its north, south and west border. Only Iowa, on its eastern border, has a somewhat similar marijuana program- medical CBD with rehab for personal users.
Nebraska does not have specific rules on growing marijuana; instead cultivation falls under possession rules. Possession of less than one ounce is an infraction with a $300 fine. If it happens a second time, the charge increases to five days in jail and a $400 fine. If you get caught a third time you probably should reconsider your methods, but you’d still only face a week in jail as long as it is under an ounce.
For marijuana growing in Nebraska, it is likely you won’t get off quite so easily because it’s difficult to keep the total weight of the plant under 1 ounce. If caught with more than 1 oz of weed (but under 1lb) you could spend up to 3 months in jail. However, if it’s your first time getting caught, you will most likely be ordered to do probation instead of going to jail.
Nebraska growing tips
The amount of trouble you could get into for marijuana growing in Nebraska is directly based on the amount of marijuana you grow. So, if you want to reduce your risk, grow only what you need. Nebraska is not a state to grow 6 plants just because you have the seeds. If the state believes you are selling your stash, you will go to jail for at least a year. Why bother, if all you want is some quality weed of your own?
Another, likely obvious, tip is don’t get caught. For some people that is easier said than done. If you want to learn how to grow the best weed-without getting caught- download and read the Marijuana Grow Bible. It is a free eBook that gives all the information anyone needs for marijuana growing in Nebraska.
Nebraska is no longer prioritizing the prosecution of small marijuana offenses, but they still have quite a few restrictive laws. For example, possessing any paraphernalia is a $500 fine. There is also a frightening skull and crossbones tax stamp that is required if caught possessing 6 ounces or more. It costs $100 per ounce! Not paying doubles the fine and is an automatic felony. If the price and graphic doesn’t scare you out of using marijuana, they added the letters RIP to the stamp. Apparently people in Nebraska believe you can die from marijuana.
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