Indiana Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Marijuana Legalization
Lawmakers in Indiana had a conference last Tuesday, the 20th regarding pros and cons of legalizing certain cannabinoids. Members of the Interim Health Committee heard arguments both for and against legalization.
Some of the most powerful arguments included veterans using medical marijuana to treat chronic pain.
The meeting was called in order to discuss legalization of Delta-8 (a cannabinoid), but the topic of conversation ended up being medical and recreational marijuana.
Jim Lucas said it best: “We know there are so many positives for cannabis. Shame on us for criminalizing responsible Hoosiers that simply want a better quality of life.”
Marijuana Companies Tired of Waiting
Many residents and hopeful medical marijuana patients are eagerly awaiting the passage of legislation that would legalize medical marijuana. They aren’t the only ones.
Marijuana businesses are pulling out of Indiana, because they are growing tired of waiting. Stash Ventures is a cannabis company founded in Indiana and had their headquarters there, but they moved to Michigan because lawmakers were not moving fast enough.
Katie Wiley, Stash Ventures’ legal chief officer, said that many Indiana residents would come to their stores in Michigan and buy cannabis products from them. Wiley continues to push for a regulated market.
Without a legal, regulated marijuana market, the state risks many issues regarding unregulated, and possibly dangerous, street drugs. Some people have used marijuana and know that it can help their painful symptoms.
Just because marijuana is illegal in Indiana does not mean nobody uses it. Illegal cannabis means people are buying off the street and could land themselves in serious trouble, both with safety and legally.
One example of this is fentanyl, which is sometimes in marijuana bought off the street. Fentanyl can kill a person, and it is highly addictive. This is especially problematic when we think of young adults and the possibility that they could come into contact with fentanyl, even though they think they are using cannabis.
Many more cannabis businesses will choose to invest elsewhere if Indiana does not pass legislation sooner than later, which could hurt the potential success the economy would see when they inevitably legalize medical marijuana.
Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Indiana
Although lawmakers seem to be stalling the inevitable, medical marijuana will be legalized in Indiana eventually. You may have to wait for Indiana’s lawmakers to figure out that their job security may depend on their support for medical marijuana, but you don’t have to wait to start the journey to natural relief!
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