Marijuana Laws in Omaha, Nebraska

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Nebraska has been slower to change its marijuana laws than some other states. Let’s take a look at the status of medical and recreational marijuana laws in Nebraska (and surrounding states).

Marijuana Laws in Nebraska

Marijuana laws have changed significantly in recent years but not in Nebraska.

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is not legal in Nebraska. Several attempts to legalize it have been made, but none have been successful.

Recreational Marijuana

Recreational marijuana is also illegal in Nebraska. Possession, use, or distribution of marijuana for non-medical purposes can result in legal consequences.

Penalties and Legal Consequences

In Nebraska, marijuana possession penalties depend on the amount and prior convictions. First-time offenders with less than an ounce can face a civil infraction, a $300 fine, and a drug education course.

Possessing more than an ounce can result in misdemeanor charges, fines, and jail time.

Distribution and cultivation are felonies with potential for substantial prison time and fines.

Surrounding States

Marijuana laws in states surrounding Nebraska vary greatly.

Laws on marijuana continue to evolve so please make sure you are up to date on current statutes.


Medical use of cannabis is permitted while recreational use is illegal

South Dakota

South Dakota has legalized medical marijuana but recreational use is illegal.


Medical and recreational marijuana are illegal in Wyoming.


Colorado is known for its progressive marijuana laws. Both medical and recreational marijuana use are legal.


In Kansas, medical marijuana remains illegal, and recreational use is prohibited. Possession, sale, and cultivation can result in legal consequences, including fines and jail time.


No, recreational marijuana is illegal in Omaha and the State of Nebraska.

No, medical marijuana is illegal in Omaha and the State of Nebraska.

CBD sourced from hemp and containing 0.3% or less THC is legal in Nebraska.