Indiana

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

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Fans attending this weekend’s NASCAR Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis will be greeted by a giant video board displaying the latest ad in the Marijuana Policy Project’s (MPP) “Marijuana is Safer” campaign. The video ad, which resembles a beer commercial, compares alcohol and marijuana, pointing out that marijuana doesn’t contain calories, cause hangovers, or […] Continue Reading

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