Bil Browning

Smoke 'em if you've got 'em

Filed By Bil Browning | January 11, 2010 9:30 AM | comments

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Just in from the tip line. I know a lot of you will be celebrating this, but keep in mind that registering a PAC is a lot different from actually getting a law passed. If registering was all you had to do, Indiana Equality would be successful instead of moribund.

Re-Legalize Indiana PAC will be filing its official registration papers with the Indiana Election Division of the Secretary of State's office at 10am this morning, January 11th. The filing will take place in the offices of the Election Division of the Secretary of State's office located at the Indiana Government Center South.

Bill Levin, Executive Director of Re-Legalize Indiana, or RLI, is registered as a lobbyist for the purpose of lobbying members of the General Assembly and executive branch. Levin seeks to schedule a public question for the ballot in 2012 that would repeal the ban on cultivation of marijuana and hemp for medicinal and industrial uses, respectively

I thought the wording was interesting - "repeal the ban on cultivation of marijuana and hemp for medicinal and industrial uses." Notice it doesn't say anything about legalizing personal possession or use. Is this just a strategy to inch marijuana laws forward in Indiana?

Personally I've got no problem with cultivating dope in Indiana. It's already our number one cash crop. If we taxed it and allowed farmers to grow something people want to buy, we could *gasp!* make some money that's not dependent on out-dated manufacturing models.


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