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Indiana | Dana Bussey

Good Morning all you beautiful people.

Had a great day at the capital building in Indianapolis yesterday. I met so many caring folks.  So glad to put faces with names.

We will continue to fight for the rights of medical marijuana, and the active use for our casual users.

The outcome wasn't what we wanted, but to see those involved gives me hope that next year we will be better prepared , and have a better knowledge of how to reach our legislators.

I hope to see more involvement from the people of my community too.

Everyone have a rocking good day, Its Fat Tuesday, roll a bigger blunt for your day . ;)

~ Dana Bussey


Great to hear the ripple in the pond has started in Indiana, where a group of marijuana advocates have been working to promote a bill that could have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana in Indiana.  The bill was killed by a committee chair who won’t allow a public hearing on the measure.
The bill, SB 580, was introduced earlier this year by Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Portage) and assigned to the Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law, chaired by Sen. Mike Young (R-Indianapolis). 

The bill would have removed criminal penalties and the threat of jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana in Indiana, and replace them with a civil citation and a fine, similar to a parking ticket. The bill would have also allowed the licensed production of industrial hemp, a non-psychoactive agricultural crop used to produce a wide variety of legal products.

Under current state law, possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana (approximately one ounce) is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Possession of any more than 30 grams is a felony punishable by up to three years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

A majority of Indiana voters support removing criminal penalties for marijuana possession, according to a WISH-TV/Ball State University Hoosier Survey conducted last month. Specifically, it found 53% favored decriminalizing marijuana and just 41% were opposed.