The 2019 legislative session begins at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Statehouse, and medical cannabis will be near the top of the list for lawmakers.
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.
In March, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 52, which allows all Hoosiers to buy and use cannabidiol (CBD) oil that contains less than .3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the substance that gives users a high.
But, CBD oil aside, Indiana is one an ever-shrinking minority of states where cannabis for any other purpose is still illegal.
Nationwide, 33 states and Washington, D.C.