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WANE on 11/3/2023 by Hannah Adamson
INDIANAPOLIS — A legislative committee is in gridlock over how Indiana should regulate marijuana.
After nearly seven hours of testimony and debate, the committee couldn’t agree on any recommendations for the General Assembly.
”We just couldn’t gain consensus on this, so there are no current recommendations on the table,” said State Sen. Scott Baldwin, who serves as the chairman of the Commerce and Economic Development Interim Study Committee.
Although lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they anticipate there will be legislation on the table next session to legalize/decriminalize marijuana, whether or not that legislation will even get a vote is still in question.
Republicans said they’re concerned more research needs to be done on how marijuana use impairs young people, drivers, and the workforce.
”I think there’s many precautions and many things that we do before we legalize it,” State Rep. Bob Morris said.