Krystal has been actively pursuing political office and collecting petition signatures for Legal Marijuana Now since 2015.
Feel free to browse the following select articles and videos to learn more about the growth of Krystal’s platform as a candidate and to see how Nebraskans are responding to her activism.
Go to Krystal’s Ballotpedia page to see her election results and
some political commentary from past campaigns in Omaha.
“Nebraska is really difficult to get a ballot initiative, like a constitutional amendment or referendum, on the ballot. You collect signatures, and they deny access. We think there’s another way around it — it’s getting candidates on the ballot and bringing out voters to vote for third-party,” Gabel said.
20 April 2017, OMAHA (FOX42KPTM) — Co-activists Mark Elworth Jr. and Krystal Gabel sponsored the 2018 420 Rally in Omaha, NE, where they gathered around 200 signatures for the political party petition, Legal Marijuana Now. Read more…
“We’re out here because we have a state that refuses to regulate medical marijuana for patients, and we think that’s wrong,” said Krystal Gabel.
Krystal Gabel said, “We can make this happen and it’s a really exciting feeling for Nebraska…. Let us live with the freedom like alcohol users have, that tobacco users have…it just touches my heart how many people could use it medically. They are being forced on prescription drugs.”
13 March 2016, OMAHA (KETV7) — A different political tactic is being taken by local marijuana supporters. Rather than mount a challenging petition drive to put the issue in front of voters, they’re attempting to form a new political party. Read more…
“It’s really another option to the two-party system,” Krystal Gabel said. “We are collaborating with… Minnesota and Iowa. We aren’t just here in Nebraska. Having people in office who support hemp legalization in addition to marijuana legalization, that means jobs and industry in Nebraska,” Gabel said. “Let’s make our products here. Let’s bring jobs to north Omaha and south Omaha.”