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By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow people who suffer from treatment-resistant epilepsy to use cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, passed the Senate on Thursday. House Bill 1148, sponsored by Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, would make the use of CBD oil legal for the treatment of specific forms of epilepsy […]
By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Drug paraphernalia regulations may be changing. The bill stipulating that rolling papers – the paper used to roll marijuana joints – would no longer be considered drug paraphernalia unanimously passed the Senate on Thursday. When reviewing a law that passed last session, Sen. Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, found that possession […]
By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Even though a Ball State survey finds 52 percent of Hoosiers support making marijuana a regulated substance, Indiana may be one of the last states to legalize it. Twenty-three states have legalized medical marijuana around the nation, while Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska have legalized it for recreational use. […]
By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill approved unanimously Tuesday by a Senate committee could make it legal for individuals to possess the paper used to roll marijuana joints because that type of drug paraphernalia has some legal uses. The bill would also reduce the penalties for possession of other drug paraphernalia. Sen. Rodric […]
Anchors Jacob Rund and Andi TenBarge give us the rundown of the beginning of the 2015 legislative session. Reporters Adam Lee, Kiara Patton, Andi TenBarge and Deron Molen were at the Statehouse to give us the details. TheStatehouseFile TV – Episode 1 The legislature begins 1-10-2015 on Vimeo.
By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After several failed attempts to pass laws that would decriminalize marijuana, state Sen. Karen Tallian has decided to enact a different strategy. In the 2015 session, Tallian, D-Portage, plans to introduce legislation that would legalize medical marijuana in the state and establish an agency to create and oversee its […]
By Zach Osowski TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A majority of Hoosiers oppose a proposed cut in income taxes as well as a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage but support the decriminalization of marijuana, according to a new poll by Ball State University and WISH-TV. The survey, which polled more than 600 Hoosiers 18 years and […]