Indiana Democrats plan to push for medical and adult-use cannabis legalization during next year’s legislative session. The party expressed its support for policy reform on Nov. 15, ahead of Organizational Day for legislators on Nov. 16, according to a WTHR report. “Hoosiers have seen the impact that recreational and medicinal cannabis use has made on the states around us, and not only are they contributing to neighboring states’ economies, [but] Indiana is now on the verge of losing out altogether,” Mike Schmuhl, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, told the news outlet. “The Republican supermajority at the Statehouse is losing its economic common sense if they do not join Democrats this session in making this opportunity a winner for the Hoosier State.” Nearly 80% of Indiana residents support legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, adult use or both, the news outlet reported. However, those convicted of cannabis possession in the state could face a 180-day jail sentence or a $1,000 fine under current law.
Posted Melissa Schiller, Cannabis Business Times, 11/16/2021 11:16:00