Indiana lawmakers could debate medical marijuana

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Lawmakers from across southwest Indiana get ready for the start of the upcoming general assembly. 

Several issues are expected to get a lot of attention. One of them is medical marijuana.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says he’s open to the idea to legalizing medical marijuana, but other groups are opposed.

Local State Senator Jim Tomes opposes the measure, adding he wants the state to see how CBD oil helps Hoosiers first.

“Without the properties of giving a person a high, the CBD oil, I say why don’t we give it a chance, give it a year to see how it works,” said Tomes. “It may do just what some people will think marijuana will do.”

Lawmakers will also work on the new two year budget and could take on other issues like hate crime laws and teacher pay. The session starts Thursday, January 3.

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(This story was originally published on January 1, 2019)

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