Pubdate: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 Source: Associated Press (Wire) Copyright: 2011 Associated Press Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/27 NEBRASKA LAWYER PUSHES FOR MARIJUANA BALLOT INITIATIVE McCOOK -- A Holbrook attorney is trying to launch a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Nebraska. Frank Shoemaker submitted petition language to the Nebraska secretary of state earlier this month. Shoemaker is listed as the sole sponsor of the Nebraska Marijuana Legalization Initiative. The petition seeks to amend the state Constitution to remove all laws that regulate the private, non-commercial use of cannabis, and to regulate all commercial uses. It seeks to place the question on the November 2012 ballot. Shoemaker, an unsuccessful candidate for Legislature in 2006, would need to collect valid signatures from 10 percent of the state's registered voters. In 2008, that number was more than 112,000 signatures. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.