Crista Eggers is the Statewide Campaign Manager for Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana, a ballot committee leading the effort to put a pair of initiatives on the 2024 ballot that would legalize medical cannabis access in Nebraska.
Crista has been active in lobbying for legislative efforts and with two prior ballot attempts in 2020 and 2022.
Crista's passion for cannabis advocacy began when her youngest son Colton, was diagnosed with intractable epilepsy when he was two. Colton continues to experience daily uncontrolled seizures, and Crista believes as do many other parents of children with epilepsy, that cannabis has an ability to prevent seizures. The Nebraskan authorities do not agree.
Crista is a graduate of Wayne State College, and holds degrees in Public Relations and Organizational Leadership. Crista’s husband and their two sons live in Gretna, Nebraska.
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