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Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in Indiana

Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian (D) has filed a bill to legalize medical cannabis. The proposal – Senate Bill 255 – would allow those who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess, cultivate and use cannabis for medical use (up to eight ounces and 12 plants). Qualifying conditions include migraines, glaucoma, anorexia, post traumatic …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Indiana Marijuana Possession Laws

Indiana Marijuana Possession Laws:   Any amount not deemed for distribution purposes: Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 180 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.   Less than 30 grams with a prior drug offense: Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 1 year in jail and/or a maximum fine of $5,000.   30 grams …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Indiana Cannabis Church Sues State Over Laws Prohibiting Cannabis Use

The First Church of Cannabis, located in Indianapolis, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the city and the state of Indiana, claiming laws against possession and use of cannabis infringe on its religious beliefs. The First Church of Cannabis, formed after the passage of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act, filed its lawsuit in Marion Circuit Court …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

IRS Grants Tax-Exempt Status to Cannabis Church

Indiana’s First Church of Cannabis, which was given approval recently by the state’s Secretary of State, has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The First Church of Cannabis, which approval comes after state lawmakers passed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, is a church “based on love and understanding with compassion …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Indiana: Cannabis Church Given State Approval After Passage of Religious Freedom Act

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has given approval to the First Church of Cannabis, a church “based on love and understanding with compassion for all”, which considers cannabis a “healing plant”. The approval comes after state lawmakers approved the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Bill Levin, founder of the church, filed paperwork with the …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Filed in Indiana

Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian has filed Senate Bill 284, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis. If approved into law, Senate Bill 284 would legalize the possession of up to eight ounces of cannabis, and the cultivation of up to twelve plants, for those with a qualifying condition who receive a recommendation from a physician. …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Announced in Indiana

Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian has announced that she will soon file legislation aimed at legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, which will be discussed in the upcoming legislative session which begins next month. Senator Tallian last year introduced legislation to decriminalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, though that proposal unfortunately stalled …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Indiana Legislature Approves Hemp Legalization, Measure Heads to Governor

Indiana’s legislature has given approval to Senate Bill 357, a proposal to legalize industrial hemp. The measure was approved unanimously through the Senate last month, and was approved with a 93 to 4 vote through the House of Representatives earlier this week; given that the House amended the bill, the Senate needed to sign-off on it one …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Indiana House Votes to Legalize Hemp

In a 93 to 4 vote Indiana’s House of Representatives has given approval to Senate Bill 357, a proposal to legalize industrial hemp in the state. The measure (given an amendment was accepted) now heads back to the Senate – which has already approved the measure, unanimously – before heading to the governor for consideration. The …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Indiana Proposal to Legalize Hemp Advances in House

Indiana’s House of Representatives has approved Senate Bill 357 – a proposal to legalize hemp – through its 2nd reading. Senate Bill 357 was approved unanimously through the Senate earlier this month, and was passed – also unanimously – through the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee earlier this week. The measure is expected to be given final approval in …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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