Marijuana Law in Indiana
Indiana Medical Marijuana Law
In May 2017, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1148 into law. HB 1148 allows for the use of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive substance from the cannabis plant, to be used in the treatment of epilepsy.
HB 1148 reads: “Cannabidiol and treatment resistant epilepsy. Defines “cannabidiol” and “substance containing cannabidiol” and establishes a cannabidiol registry for certain persons for the use of a substance containing cannabidiol in the treatment of an individual with treatment resistant epilepsy. Requires the state department of health to maintain the registry. Provides that the offense of possession of paraphernalia applies to the possession of certain items used in connection with lawfully possessed cannabidiol. Establishes defenses to: (1) possession of marijuana; and (2) an allegation that a person has violated a condition of supervised release; if the charge or violation is based on the use of a substance containing cannabidiol.”
Learn more: House Bill 1148