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Marijuana Policy In Indiana

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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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