Indiana State Policy Alert

Sent: January 19, 2012
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Topic: State Marijuana Laws

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Decrim and medical marijuana introduced in Indiana

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Write your legislators in support of decrim and medical marijuana bills in Indiana

Last year, the Indiana Senate passed a resolution calling on the Sentencing Policy Study Commission to examine the impact of changes to Indiana’s marijuana laws. This year advocates are aiming to do just that.

Sen. Karen Tallian (D) has introduced SB 347, a decriminalization bill that would change the penalty for possession of up to three ounces of marijuana from a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000 to a civil infraction punishable by a fine of up to $500. Please ask your state legislators to support this sensible change to Indiana’s marijuana laws.

And the good news doesn’t end there. Rep. Tom Knollman (R) has started the medical marijuana conversation in earnest with the introduction of Indiana’s first medical marijuana bill in recent memory — HB 1370. The bill calls upon the Indiana Department of Health to develop a regulatory framework for the growth and distribution of medical marijuana through dispensaries and to register patients with debilitating medical conditions. Click here to urge your elected officials to protect patients and pass HB 1370.

Many thanks to ReLegalize Indiana and all the activists around the state who helped generate all this great news!