Tallian also filed a bill to create a cannabis compliance commission, which would create oversight for testing CBD ingredients and safety.
A federal judge has halted the ban from going into effect in Indiana.
Lastly, Tallian also filed a bill to “reverse a misstep” on a bill passed last year, which made smokable hemp illegal in Indiana, but it conflicted with another previously passed bill.
Tallian is referencing Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears’ decision to stop prosecuting marijuana possession charges of less than one ounce. Since Sept. 30, the county has dismissed more than 325 cases.
One of Tallian’s bills decriminalizes the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. This is one of the Senate Democrats’ 2020 priorities, along with redistricting reform and gun legislation.
Tallian is also running for Indiana attorney general.
INDIANAPOLIS — The fight over marijuana legalization in Indiana will continue in 2020.
Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, filed three bills that involve the state’s marijuana and hemp laws.
“This is a consumer protection issue that Indiana must address, and my bill will do just that with the commission it creates,” Tallian said.
Despite Tallian’s push, there will likely be no changes to the state’s laws regarding marijuana.
The fight over marijuana legalization in Indiana will continue in 2020. Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, filed three bills that involve the state’s marijuana and hemp laws.
You can also continue your own research in FindLawвЂ™s drug charges section. If you want help with a substance abuse problem, the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction can provide drug treatment resources.
Indiana Marijuana Statutes
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Class A misdemeanor; 10 lbs. or more or delivered on school property or bus or within 1000 feet of either: Class C felony; Class C felony: 10 lbs or more on a school bus; Sale of 30 g. to 10 lbs. and recipient a minor and person has prior conviction involving marijuana: Class D felony
Marijuana Laws in Indiana
Under 30 g.: Class A misdemeanor; Over 30 g.: Class D felony; Subsequent offense: Class D felony
Between medical marijuana, legalization, and decriminalization, it seems like every state is changing its marijuana laws lately, and it can be hard to keep track of which laws apply where. Especially with different constitutional amendments and ballot measures popping up all over.
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Despite what a stateвЂ™s marijuana laws says, the possession and sale of marijuana remains illegal under federal law by way of the Controlled Substance Act. And where federal and state law clash, federal law will always trump. To date, federal law enforcement agencies have left prosecution of minor marijuana cases to the states, even in Colorado and Washington where recreational use is permitted. That doesnвЂ™t mean, however, that the federal government has given up on enforcing restrictions on possession, manufacturing and cultivation and trafficking and distribution of controlled substances, including marijuana.
Chart providing details of Indiana Marijuana Laws