As the great marijuana debate continues to rage across our country, more and more states seem to be tipping their hats in favor of the intoxicating little green plant. As of this year, over 30 states have approved medical marijuana, with 8 states fully legalizing recreational use of the drug. Meanwhile, as Election Day draws near, new players Michigan, Missouri, Utah, and North Dakota are preparing to set up new laws for regulating the plant in their borders. Even Ohio, America’s heartland, and metro-hub Illinois have become more lenient on public smoking and medical-grade cannabis. However, one state that does not seem to be budging on the issue is Ohio’s next-door-neighbor Indiana. So, what is the current status of cannabis in the Hoosier State? Let’s take a closer look at some laws for marijuana in rugged Indiana.
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Situated on the edge of the Lake Michigan and neighboring the Buckeye State, Indiana might not have sugary white beaches like Florida or redwood forests like California, but it definitely stands out like a melting pot of American history, culture, and sports. For thousands of years, the state was home to various Native American tribes and still serves as a hub for white and native interaction. Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, on the other hand, flock to Indiana for its long lineup of motorsports events, including the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Likewise, audiences pour into the Hoosier State for (of course) to catch games featuring the Indianapolis Colts (NFL) or the Indiana Pacers (NBA.
When compared to other states in the marijuana debate, Indiana is struggling to keep up with the competition. Under the state’s criminal code, the little green plant is listed as a Schedule-I drug (100% illegal) and possession of cannabis can result in severe punishment. By law, possession of cannabis will results in a Class B demeanor with a punishment of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine (at max.). In fact, even if you know someone who is using the drug or was in the presence of an individual using it, you can be charged with a misdemeanor and 6 months of jail time.
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