Bill to legalize CBD oil in Indiana suddenly transformed into gun bill instead

Bob SegallPublished: Mar 10th, 2018 - 7:56am (EST)Updated: Mar 10th, 2018 - 2:16pm (EST)INDIANAPOLIS -- Few lawmakers expected the vote to be unanimous. But it was.In late January, the Indiana House of Representatives voted 93-0 to pass HB 1214, a bill that would legalize CBD oil for thousands of Hoosiers who say they desperately need …

Family sues CPS workers who investigated after parents gave toddler CBD oil for seizures

Fatima Hussein,Shari Rudavsky and Kaitlin L Lange, IndyStar Published 2:33 p.m. ET Feb. 6, 2018 The parents of a 2-year-old girl are suing the Department of Child Services case workers who they said threatened to take away their child after they gave her cannabidiol oil to treat her epilepsy. Lelah Jerger, the child's mother, said …

Indiana House votes to allow Hoosier farmers to grow cannabis plants with low THC

The Indiana House voted unanimously Wednesday for a bill that would allow Hoosier farmers to grow industrial hemp — marijuana's low-THC cousin. Under Rep. Jim Lucas' House Bill 1137, acres of the green leafy plants could be intermingled with rows of corn across family farms in Indiana. Currently only researchers at institutions are allowed to …

Indiana law for felony arrest DNA collection taking effect

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana authorities are being required under a new state law to collect a DNA sample from those who are arrested for a felony crime.The law taking effect Monday requires that police collect a DNA cheek swab, along with fingerprints and photographs during the booking process. That will enable law enforcement to check …

Meet Dan Canon, the House candidate who wants to cure the opioid crisis by legalising marijuana

Mr Canon isn't shying away from the controversial topic in his outsider House bidEmily Shugerman New York @eshugerman2 days ago50 commentsDan Canon, a candidate for the US House of Representatives in Indiana, has a simple solution for curing America’s opioid crisis: Legalise pot.“I think the criminalisation of marijuana is an anachronism,” Mr Canon told The …

Hammond mayor McDermott, and his dog, confront Indiana attorney general over CBD oil

Dan Carden [email protected], 317-637-9078Dec 14, 2017 Updated 40 min agoINDIANAPOLIS — Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is taking issue with Attorney General Curtis Hill's recent pronouncement that cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, is illegal to purchase in Indiana.The Democratic mayor on Wednesday accused the first-term Republican of "grandstanding" on the issue and "defying the …

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 …

Secretive investment group sought Indiana marijuana business

Tony Cook , [email protected] 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 …