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Marijuana Law Reforms

BRIAN HOWEY: Don’t hold your breath for Indiana pot law change

BRIAN HOWEY: Don’t hold your breath for Indiana pot law change

The legal sale of recreational marijuana began Wednesday in Colorado and will be followed later this year by Washington state, but Hoosiers shouldn't hold their breath about that happening any time soon in Indiana.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Don't bogart that joint, my lawmakers

Hostess Foods might want to reconsider closing its stores in the wake of news that Indiana's top cop would like to see marijuana decriminalized and taxed.

November 30, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Poll shows social conservatism doesn't resonate in Indiana

DOUG ROSS: Poll shows social conservatism doesn't resonate in Indiana

For all the talk about Indiana being a conservative state, the latest Howey/DePauw Battleground Poll results add some nuance. Hoosiers are fiscally conservative, yes, but socially conservative, not so much. 

November 02, 2012 7:00 am Related

Chicago mayor supports reducing pot penalty

CHICAGO | With the murder rate in Chicago climbing at an alarming rate, police may soon get some help keeping a lid on violent crime from an unlikely source: marijuana.

June 15, 2012 11:02 am

State senator plots marijuana law reforms

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, knows sometimes the best way to win support for a change in the law is to give people time to get used to the idea.

January 28, 2012 7:00 pm
Region state senator leads charge for reform of Ind. marijuana laws

Region state senator leads charge for reform of Ind. marijuana laws

Business leaders asking government to stop interfering in their work is a common occurrence at the Statehouse, and the Republican-controlled General Assembly is usually eager to remove obstacles impeding entrepreneurship. But when that business is marijuana, the support disappears.  

July 24, 2011 12:00 am
Local senator leads reform of marijuana laws

Local senator leads reform of marijuana laws

Business leaders asking government to stop interfering is a common occurrence. But when that business is marijuana, the lawmakers who normally would do just about anything to help-and claim credit for new jobs and tax revenue-disappear.

July 24, 2011 12:00 am
Indiana's marijuana laws going to rehab?

Indiana's marijuana laws going to rehab?

This is the latest in artist Mitch Markovitz's series of Short Shore Line illustrations done exclusively for The Times.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
Indiana's marijuana laws going to rehab?

Indiana's marijuana laws going to rehab?

This is the latest in artist Mitch Markovitz's series of Short Shore Line illustrations done exclusively for The Times.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
Indiana's marijuana laws going to rehab?

Indiana's marijuana laws going to rehab?

If state lawmakers wind up legalizing marijuana as a result of recently introduced legislation, it is unlikely the move would result in more people using the illegal drug or becoming addicted, said Jake Messing, who has spent 30 years working in the field of substance abuse.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Senator plants seeds for marijuana law reforms

Marijuana is on the table in the Indiana General Assembly.

January 28, 2011 12:00 am
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