State officials admit they don’t know if CBD oil is legal in Indiana or not

Bob SegallPublished: 08/15/17 05:28 pm EDT.Updated: 08/15/17 06:16 pm EDT.INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Weeks after Indiana State Excise Police declared products containing CBD oil to be illegal and subject to confiscation, the state’s alcohol and tobacco police suddenly changed their minds - and we now know why. State officials say they don’t actually know if CBD …

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Secretive investment group sought Indiana marijuana business

Tony Cook , tony.cook@indystar.com 6:06 a.m. ET April 16, 2017 Some of Indiana's best-known former legislators and lobbyists joined a secret investment company that several investors say was formed to cash in if marijuana was ever legalized in Indiana. Some of Indiana’s most influential lobbyists and political operatives joined a secretive investment company that several …

(in) Legislature Considering Indiana’s First Medicinal Cannabis Laws

Submitted by Marijuana News on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:30 This legislative session, a record 11 proposals addressed the use of cannabis. Most of them never got a hearing, but two are still moving through the legislature and could become Indiana’s first medical cannabis laws. Indiana is one of six states that have not passed any …

Ind. Veteran Pushing For Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

By Barbara Brosher Posted January 13, 2017 The American Legion of Indiana could consider a resolution this weekend that would encourage state lawmakers to develop a medical marijuana program. The proposal comes from a Kokomo veteran who hopes medical marijuana could help veterans struggling with opioid addiction. But, similar proposals have failed to gain traction …

Another push for medical pot in Indiana not likely to work

Odds against Indiana legislators backing medical marijuana Posted: Sunday, January 3, 2016 5:00 am | Updated: 5:14 pm, Sun Jan 3, 2016. By Jeff Parrott South Bend Tribune Posted on Jan 3, 2016 by Jeff Parrott The husband and father was near death from Crohn’s Disease in 2009.... Over a three-month period, his weight dropped …

Nearly 3,000 Indiana corn farmers claim in a lawsuit that the Swiss company Syngenta prematurely released a genetically modified seed to market, costing them millions in losses from plummeting corn prices and a Chinese import ban.

According to Keith Orebaugh, lead plaintiff who is seeking class-action status in the lawsuit, the price of corn has plummeted over the last two years since Syngenta introduced a genetically modified corn seed called Agrisure Viptera. Farmers claim the company sold the seed to US farmers and corporations without gaining approval from China, a key …

(Evansville police department) EPD wants U.S. Supreme Court to review SWAT raid ruling

Posted: Nov 04, 2015 12:52 PM CST Updated: Nov 04, 2015 1:58 PM CST Posted by Audra Levy, Digital Content Director EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Attorneys for the Evansville Police Department are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court's ruling regarding a lawsuit over a SWAT raid. In August, a federal appeals …

$7.5 million of marijuana seized in Southern Indiana

By Hannah Alani After a two-week investigation, police have seized an estimated street value of $7.5 million of marijuana in southern Indiana. “Operation Smoke Out,” a collaborative effort by the Indiana State Police, the Indiana National Guard and local law enforcement, lasted from Aug. 17 through Aug. 28, according to a state police press release. …

First Church of Cannabis sues over marijuana laws

INDIANAPOLIS –  A pot-smoking church sued the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana on Wednesday, claiming laws against possession and use of marijuana infringe on its religious beliefs. The First Church of Cannabis, formed as a test of Indiana's new religious objections law, filed its lawsuit in Marion Circuit Court in Indianapolis, naming multiple …

The Cannabiterians and the cops

THE COPS Charlie Doss stood outside his house on South Rural Street and watched the cops rumble by on their motorcycles. “You’d think they were gettin’ ready for World War Three,” he muttered. The police presence in his neighborhood was making Charlie cranky. “What’s the big fuckin’ deal?” he announced. Roughly two dozen patrol cars …

IRS Approves First Church Of Cannabis. What’s Next For Marijuana?

Welcome to the First Church of Cannabis Inc., approved by Indiana’s Secretary of State under its controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Even bigger that state law approval, the church has even been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. Tea Party conservatives evidently had a lot more trouble with their tax exemption applications. The stated intent …

RFRA and Church of Cannabis: Partake or bust?

  J&C readers 12:14 p.m. EDT May 22, 2015 Question: Bill Levin, an Indianapolis resident, said he plans to hold the first services of his newly created, marijuana-devoted First Church of Cannabis on July 1, the day Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act goes into effect, to test the new law. How should police and the …

Whoops: Indiana’s anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ act opens the door for the First Church of Cannabis

Tom Boggioni 29 Mar 2015 at 20:55 ET Rastafarian businessman (Shutterstock) Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story! In a classic case of “unintended consequences,” the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana may have opened the door for the establishment of the First Church of Cannabis in the Hoosier State. While Governor Mike …

Indiana police pepper-spray stripped woman, leave her naked for hours, make her walk through jail nude: lawyer

After Tabitha Storms Gentry was arrested on misdemeanor charges, she was forcibly stripped and sat naked in cell overnight, her lawyer said. The New Albany woman is suing police. Officers said she was drunk and violent during the whole incident. BY Meg Wagner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, June 13, 2014, 7:38 AM   The …

Marijuana legalization in Indiana – Elkhart Truth

Marijuana legalization in Indiana - Elkhart Truth. Carlin Yoder talks during an interview at The Elkhart Truth Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Yoder, a Republican Indiana state senator, doesn't support marijuana legalization but thinks it is "inevitable." (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)   Krystal Vivian Posted on March 13, 2014 at 2:20 p.m. 29   Some say …

Indiana Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Industrial Hemp Bill

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Allowing farmers to grow hemp in Indiana could help boost the economy and dispel myths about a crop that can be used to make everything from paper to car parts, supporters told lawmakers Friday. The testimony helped convince the Senate’s agriculture committee to unanimously approve a bill, Senate Bill 357, that would …

Indiana Bill On Resisting Police Wins Approval

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Senate has approved a bill laying out when residents might be legally justified in using force against police officers. The Senate voted 38-12 Friday night in favor of the bill that is in response to a public uproar over a state Supreme Court ruling that residents couldn't resist officers even during …