Indiana is well on its way to having an ultra-light medical marijuana law put on the books in 2017.
Earlier last week, legislative forces in Indianapolis put their seal of approval on a measure aimed at giving epilepsy patients access to a non-intoxicating form of marijuana, commonly referred to as CBD oil. The bill managed to get through the Senate on Thursday, followed by a unanimous vote in the House right before lawmakers cleared out for the weekend. It is now on its way to the desk of Republican Governor Eric Holcomb for a signature.
Although the legalization of marijuana is not something that has settled well with the state government throughout the years, pressure this year from influential groups like the America Legion has forced lawmakers to give some consideration to the issue during the current session. However, the best the legislative brass could come up with, without actually creating a functional medical marijuana program, was a low-THC bill designed to service a single group of sick Hoosiers.
There is absolutely no possible way cannabidiol can be abused, as it does not contain enough THC to get a person stoned, no matter how much they ingest. But that…