Indiana State Senator to Lobby for Legalization of Medical Marijuana

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Indiana State Senator to Lobby for Legalization of Medical MarijuanaAn Indiana state senator has announced plans to lobby for complete legalization of marijuana for medical use in the state.

Democratic Sen. Karen Tallian revealed plans to table the bill in the forthcoming legislative calendar. If the bill is approved, it will pave way for individuals suffering from specific health conditions to access marijuana, reported the Associated Press.

Recently, Tallian has tabled a number of bills aiming to legalize possession of small amounts of cannabis. However, the bills have failed to sail through. She told reporters that she believes that she may be lucky this time, as more individuals have softened their attitudes towards medical marijuana.

“Thirty-two states have already legalized medicinal marijuana, so the national tide is definitely turning when it comes to the acceptability of medical marijuana,” said Tallian.

Sen. Tallian is a representative of Senate District 4, which comprises sections of northern Porter and Coolspring, New Durham and Michigan townships within LaPorte County.

Currently, 23 states and Washington District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana.

Meanwhile, Costa Mesa City in Orange County, California plans to decriminalize medical marijuana in early February after the City Council ordered staff yesterday to develop a measure that paves way for medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the town.

The council had gathered to review two petitions seeking for a snap election in early 2015 to vote on whether pot shops can operate in Costa Mesa. Rather, the council decided to have the issues addressed on the November 2016 General Election ballot and draw its own measure. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.

To contact the reporter of this story; Jonathan Millet at john@forexminute.com