Sen. Karen Tallian introduced SB 255, a bill legalizing medical marijuana, to the general assembly this year. I ask that all readers contact their representative in support of this bill.
Medical marijuana is currently legal in 28 states, D.C., and it surrounds Indiana in all four directions. From 2011-13, Indiana had the 15th highest number of deaths from opioid abuse. States with medical marijuana have seen a 25 percent drop in overdoses due to the availability of marijuana.