The Nebraska Attorney General holds the position of chief law enforcement officer and is responsible for enforcing Nebraska’s consumer protection laws, which includes the regulation of controlled substances. In Nebraska, despite the changes in marijuana laws in various states, synthetically produced THCs, such as delta-8, are still illegal or face significant usage restrictions.
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Weed Program oversees the Noxious Weed Control Act, identifying harmful or destructive plant species for regulation purposes. This includes marijuana, which is classified under the noxious weed category and is subject to strict control measures.
Regarding the taxation of controlled substances, the Marijuana and Controlled Substances Tax Act of the Nebraska Revenue Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. 77-4301 et seq.) outlines that individuals in possession of marijuana or controlled substances above a certain amount must purchase drug tax stamps, or they will face penalties.
The Nebraska Hemp Farming Act defines legal terms related to hemp cultivation, which is permissible under specific regulations. ‘Hemp’ refers to the Cannabis sativa L. plant and includes its viable seeds, derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, and so on, whether growing or not. The act strictly distinguishes hemp from marijuana based on THC content, with hemp containing a THC level of 0.3% or less on a dry weight basis.
Additionally, the Nebraska Weed Control Association and the state’s Noxious Weed Control Act lay out the responsibilities of landowners, counties, and the state for controlling noxious weeds, which, by definition, includes marijuana.
For specific queries related to weed control or the classification of noxious weeds, one can refer to resources provided by Lancaster County NE and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.