A new year brings hope to many Americans still living under the iron fist of cannabis prohibition, as legislative sessions begin to get underway around the country.  Lawmakers in several states have already pre-filed marijuana-related legislation or announced intentions to do so.   The next month will bring a flurry of bills from coast to […] Continue Reading

GRANVILLE, OH — According to a new analysis by the Clemency Report, some states are still suspending the driver’s licenses of convicted cannabis offenders unrelated to any actual driving offense (as part of a federal law called the 1992 Solomon-Lautenberg Act). The report finds that a vast majority of states have abandoned enforcing this unfunded […] Continue Reading

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Lawmakers in Indiana will consider several marijuana-related bills as the legislature convenes for the 2014 regular session, in a state that last year unsuccessfully tried to increase marijuana penalties. Several bills have already been introduced in both chambers of the legislature to allow a medical necessity marijuana defense, reduce marijuana penalties, and […] Continue Reading

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — An Indiana state Senator has introduced a bill to authorize industrial hemp cultivation by the state’s farmers. Senate Bill 357, introduced by Sen. Richard D. Young (D), would authorize the Department of Agriculture to license the cultivation and production of industrial hemp, pending federal approval. The bill would also licensing requirements and authorize the […] Continue Reading

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Indiana Senator Karen Tallian (D-District 4) has introduced a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana,  reduce the penalties for possession of larger amounts of marijuana, and authorize industrial hemp cultivation. Tallian’s Senate Bill 314, introduced Tuesday, has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Corrections & Criminal Law. If passed, the bill would reduce the penalties […] Continue Reading

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — A majority of Indianans believe that marijuana should be legally regulated like alcohol and nearly 80 percent of Hoosiers support taxing it, according to recently released statewide polling data released by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University. Fifty-two percent of respondents said that cannabis “should be regulated like alcohol.” Forty-five percent of […] Continue Reading

MICHIGAN CITY, IN — An Indiana State Prison correctional officer was arrested at the prison he works at last week after being caught bringing a quarter pound three quarters of a pound of marijuana into the facility on July 30. According to a statement released by the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC), Marcus Crenshaw, 27, of Chicago, reported for […] Continue Reading

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