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 …

Class-action suit challenges constitutionality of civil forfeiture

Fatima Hussein , IndyStar 10:17 p.m. EST November 27, 2016   Criminal defense attorney Jeff Cardella wears his beliefs on his sleeve, in the form of a pair of large, pastel yellow "Don't Tread On Me" cuff links. In between explanations of his libertarian principles, the 34-year-old Cardella  said his clients may not always be …

Marijuana Missionaries: First Cannabis Church Rolls Into Michigan

There’s no religious dogma in this church, but these marijuana missionaries are intent in on bringing ostracized stoners back into the fold. By Beth Dalbey (Patch Staff) - September 19, 2016 10:05 pm ET Congregants in this church aren’t high on Jesus. In fact, the very name of the church sounds like lyrics from a …

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 …

Cops warn of arrests at Church of Cannabis

Tim Evans, Jill Disis and Mark Alesia, mark.alesia@indystar.com 5:57 p.m. EDT June 26, 2015   Police, prosecutors will discuss enforcement plans for July 1 event   Levin contends the use of marijuana in the church service is protected by RFRA, which limits government encroachment on religious freedoms. Curry said he believes the new law is …

400-plus People Running for U.S. President

        Friday, June 26, 2015 :: Staff infoZine By Quentin Misiag - Thirteen Republicans. Four Democrats. Washington, DC - infoZine - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - A growing list of contenders have tossed their hats in the political ring for the 2016 race to the White House. But the official tally spans …

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 …

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 …

Laws elsewhere may doom medical marijuana in Indiana

Senator says Colorado, California have ‘made mockery’ of process Posted: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 8:15 am By MAUREEN HAYDEN INDIANAPOLIS — State Sen. Karen Tallian posted details of her plan to allow medicinal use of marijuana on Facebook this week, drawing thousands of supportive comments. The Democrat had given up a years-long push to decriminalize …

Mummy Proves America Is 2,400 Years Behind On Medical Marijuana

Photo: Via Wikimedia Commons. A 2,400-year-old "Siberian Ice Maiden" apparently knew something that not all US lawmakers do: Cannabis is a perfect palliative for cancer. Discovered in 1993 by archaeologist Natalia Polosmak, the mummified remains of this woman, also known as the "Princess of Ukok," were recently examined by a team of Russian scientists. They …

After a toxin from blue-green algae shut down Toledo’s water system, regulators in Kentucky and Indiana take a look at their states’ drinking water utilities.

Kentucky steps up response to toxic algae risks James Bruggers, jbruggers@courier-journal.com  2:04 p.m. EDT August 15, 2014 When toxic algae left 500,000 people in the Toledo, Ohio, area without drinking water for two days this month, one of Kentucky's top environmental regulators took notice. "I was sitting there on a Friday evening, hearing various things …

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 …

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: Lawmakers To Debate Pair Of Marijuana Decriminalization Measures

Two separate pieces of legislation that seek to significantly reduce marijuana possession penalties are expected to be debated during the 2013 legislative session. State Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage) has reintroduced legislation, SB 580, to reduce penalties for the adult possession of up to 3 ounces of marijuana to a fine-only, non-criminal violation. It also seeks …

Indiana lawmaker to introduce marijuana decriminalization bill

Sep 22, 2012 Indiana Sen. Brent Steele said pot decriminalized in other states didn't cause problems. Written by Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — An influential Indiana lawmaker intends to sponsor a bill in the next session that would reduce penalties for people found in possession of small amounts of marijuana. State Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, said …

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 …