Nebraska OKs Man's Pro-Marijuana License Plates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An attorney who wants voters to decide whether marijuana should be legal in Nebraska will be able to get a marijuana-themed license plate after all.

The state Department of Motor Vehicles reversed course Monday
and decided to allow Holbrook attorney Frank Shoemaker to get "NE420" license plates. Last week, Shoemaker sued the state in federal court saying his free speech rights were being violated by the denial.

The DMV had said Shoemaker's application was rejected because the number 420 refers to a date and time when pot smokers are encouraged to partake in the drug.

Shoemaker submitted petition language for his proposed ballot initiative on legalizing marijuana to the Nebraska Secretary of State's office earlier this year.

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