Rep. Sue Errington’s bill wouldn’t legalize or decriminalize pot, but it would create a commission for possible legalization in the future. Marijuana advocates are hopeful a cannabis infrastructure bill will have a chance during the 2022 legislative session. Rep. Sue Errington, D-Muncie, is working on the bill. She filed a similar one last year. She allowed 13News to review the 19-page preliminary draft, which would create a new Cannabis Compliance Commission with the power to regulate industrial hemp and CBD, which are currently legal. The commission would also issue recommendations for how lawmakers could expand legalizing marijuana in the future, as well as allow for research. Errington’s bill does not decriminalize marijuana usage. It also does not legalize medical or recreational marijuana, though she has filed bills that go that far in the past. “I felt maybe we are trying to bite off too big a chunk at once,” Errington said. Errington filed a similar bill last year with a companion bill sponsored by retired Sen. Karen Tallian. Over the phone, the longtime supporter of the issue said she thought a marijuana infrastructure bill could possibly have a shot this session. Right now, Errington is hoping her bill will get bipartisan support and a companion bill in the State Senate.
420 Intel – Marijuana Industry News, 12/13/2021 19:00:00