Marijuana Policy In Indiana

 Posted by at 12:58 PM on March 20, 2012  Ending Marijuana Prohibition
Mar 202012
 March 20, 2012

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Indiana has some of the harshest marijuana laws in the nation. If you live in Indiana, I feel for you. If you are a marijuana consumer planning a trip to, or thru, Indiana, you might want to think twice before you act. Below are the current marijuana laws in Indiana, courtesy of Indiana NORML:

Decriminalized? — No.

Possession of 30 grams or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Conditional release is possible if it is the first offense. After completing diversion, all charges are stricken from the offender’s record.

Possession of more than 30 grams is a misdemeanor or felony (depending on first or subsequent offenses), punishable by 6 months to 3 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Distributing or cultivating 30 grams or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

Distributing or cultivating 30 grams to 10 lbs is a felony, punishable by 6 months to 3 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Distributing or cultivating 10 lbs or more is a felony, punishable by 2-8 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Distributing or cultivating any amount within 1,000 feet of a school or other specified area is a felony, punishable by 2-8 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, in addition to other related charges.

Distributing any amount to a minor is a felony, punishable by 6 months to 3 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Possession of paraphernalia (first offense) is a civil fine, punishable by a $10,000 fine.

Possession of paraphernalia (subsequent offense) is a felony, punishable by 6 months to 3 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Frequenting a place where drug activity occurs is a misdemeanor, punishable by 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Any marijuana offense results in suspended driving privileges for 6 months to 2 years.

Medical Program? — No.

Want to bring marijuana reform to Indiana? Below are some great places to get started, via our Indiana activism page:

Indiana Americans for Safe Access
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=259

Indiana Students for Sensible Drug Policy
http://ssdp.org/chapters/midwest/indiana

Indiana Marijuana Policy Project
http://www.mpp.org/states/indiana/

Indiana Norml
http://inorml.com/

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Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.
  • Nitroshoe3

    Lived here all my life and we have some very stupid politicians in this state it only took them decades to pass daylight savings time and now probably many more years on selling alcohol on Sunday just can’t imagine how long for some reform on our stupid pot laws.

  • debam

    I have just moved from Oregon to Indiana and am wondering about their laws concerning medicinal use.

    • None

      Jail time lol

    • 3rin

      They’re are none read above that’s what happens medical or not I just moved from Indiana to Colorado, if you use medical it would be best you move over to Illinois , or Michigan

  • stew pidaso

    indiana is in the center of the military industrial prison complex and wont shoot them selves in the foot.