In the summer of 2016, Ohio legalized medical marijuana, allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana for a wide range of health issues. Michigan would go on to legalize recreational marijuana in 2018. Illinois will be the eleventh state to legalize recreational marijuana when new legislation takes effect on January 1st, 2020. This means that two of Indiana’s neighbors have legalized marijuana for recreational uses, with a third legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. In Indiana, bills were brought forward to decriminalize or legalize marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes. However, these bills only saw their first readings, with none being brought to the floor for an actual vote.
The state of Illinois made a significant leap on Tuesday towards legalizing Marijuana for recreational use. The bill, titled “The Cannabis Tax and Regulation Act“, passed the Illinois State Senate by a 38-17 vote.
The dream of many students is to spark up in school. A recent Washington state law just turned that dream into a reality. In Washington, a student who holds a medical marijuana card can now use marijuana products on school grounds.