Both recreational and medical marijuana are illegal in Indiana. Read on to learn more about Indiana's current marijuana laws.
What you need to know about Marijuana Laws in Indiana
- Both recreational and medical marijuana are illegal in the state of Indiana
- Possession of any amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor and could result in 180 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines
- Growing marijuana in the state of Indiana is illegal and violators face jail time based on the total weight of their plants ranging from one to six years
- In Indiana, CBD products derived from hemp and containing less than 0.3% THC are legal
Marijuana Legislation in Indiana
There has been little movement on legislation regarding the legalization of medical or recreational pot in Indiana. A medical marijuana bill was proposed in 2015 but failed to advance in both the House and Senate. Governor Holcomb has made it known he does not support the legalization of marijuana for anyone in the state of Indiana and it appears many lawmakers agree.
Marijuana Fines and Penalties in Indiana
Possession of any amount: Penalties for first-time offenders possessing marijuana are a misdemeanor and include a $1,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail.
Less than 30 grams with prior drug conviction: Penalties for this misdemeanor offense include fines up to $5,000 and up to a year in jail.
Over 30 grams with prior drug offense: A felony punishable anywhere from six months to 2.5 years along with a fine of $10,000.
Sale of cultivation of more than 30 grams of pot is a felony with fines up to $10,000 and jail time between 6 months and 6 years. Less than 30 grams is a misdemeanor carrying a $5,000 fine and up to a year in jail.
Additional Marijuana Laws to be Aware of in Indiana
It is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana in Indiana. If you are operating a vehicle in the state and expected of driving under the influence of marijuana you may be subject to a chemical test. In Indiana, you can be charged with a DUI if any traces of marijuana are found in your blood. DUI penalties are harsh in Indiana and refusal to take a test will result in your license being suspended for a year.