Tallian Files Two Cannabis-Related Bills

Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, has once again filed medical cannabis-related bills ahead of the start of the 2019 legislative session.

She filed two bills Tuesday. The first would establish a Cannabis Compliance Commission, which would oversee state regulation of anything related to the sale, use, or consumption of cannabis.

The other would legalize recreational marijuana possession of less than 2 ounces, according to a press release.

Tallian announced she would also be filing another cannabis-related bill which would allow Indiana to join 33 other states by creating a statewide medical marijuana program.l

Legalizing medical cannabis is a part of the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus’ 2019 legislative agenda.

Last month, Indiana Senate Democrats—led by Minority Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, and Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Merrillville—unveiled their priorities for the new year, which included proposing legislation to legalize medical cannabis.