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Indiana Representative Introduces Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill

Originally posted on Cannabis Dispensary
February 5, 2021 | Melissa Schiller

Indiana Rep. Vanessa Summers has introduced legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state, according to a local WTWO/WAWV report.

The bill, H.B. 1154, would create a cannabis regulatory agency to license adult-use businesses and regulate the industry, the news outlet reported.

The legislation shares several similarities with Illinois’ Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, according to WTWO/WAWV, including an expungement process that would allow those with past cannabis-related convictions to clear their records.

Summers’ legislation has been referred to the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code, the news outlet reported.

In the Senate, Sen. Karen Tallian has introduced additional cannabis legalization bills, including S.B. 87 to regulate cannabis and hemp and S.B. 223 to decriminalize the possession of up to 2 ounces of cannabis.