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Medical marijuana goes to interim study committee

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana House unanimously passed a resolution that would have an interim legislative study committee take up the issue of medical marijuana. The committee, which would meet later next summer or fall, will explore whether there are medical benefits to the use of marijuana, which is currently classified as a Schedule […]

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House bill would hike cigarette taxes by $2 a pack

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, is proposing legislation to increase the tax on a pack of cigarettes as well as raising the age at which Hoosiers can buy tobacco products. If passed, House Bill 1380 would raise the state’s cigarette tax by as much as $2 per pack and would […]