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Indiana: Governor To Sign Bill Increasing Penalties For Marijuana (private prisons)

By Steve Elliott

Hemp News
With the rest of the United States moving toward relaxing the
marijuana laws, Indiana seems to be bravely marching into the past. The
Hoosier State's penalties for marijuana are getting tougher after Gov.
Mike Pence requested -- and got -- stricter laws for low-level cannabis
offenders.
The bill, HB 1006, still has at least one committee hearing, then it goes to the full Senate for a vote, Skywolf Neal Smith of Indiana NORML told Hemp News
on Wednesday. It could be changed in committee or on the Senate floor;
if there are significant changes, it will have to go back through the
House for approval of the Senate changes, Smith said.
The increased penalties come as part of an overhaul of Indiana's
criminal sentencing laws; possession of anything

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Added: Apr-4-2013 Occurred On: Apr-4-2013
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