Chasing smoke

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Indiana Daily Student on 3/24/15 by Hannah Alani

The World Health Organization ranks the United States first among 17 European and North American countries for prevalence of marijuana use.  

Indiana has some of the harshest marijuana criminalization laws. Someone in possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana faces up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. Senate Bill 284 proposes a state medical marijuana program and the creation of a Department of Marijuana Enforcement. The bill has been assigned to the Health and Provider Services Committee and awaits hearing.