The Indiana legislature has been studying the state's marijuana policy with an eye to reforming the system. The study group was supported by both political parties, but the Indiana Senate Democrats sent out an interesting e-mail this morning asking Hoosiers their opinion on weed reform. The e-mail asks readers to take a one question poll on their thoughts on reforming Indiana's marijuana laws.
Other states have already changed their marijuana laws. Fifteen states have legalized marijuana for medical use, and thirteen states have decriminalized the possession of small amounts. Public opinion seems to be changing. According to the Pew Research Center, 41% of people think marijuana should be legalized and 73% of Americans say they favor their state allowing its use for medical purposes.
Please select the option that most closely reflects your position on marijuana policies in Indiana:
- Marijuana should remain illegal, with the same penalties that are currently in place
- Criminal penalties should be reduced or eliminated for possession of small amounts of marijuana
- Only medical marijuana should be legal
- Marijuana should be treated like alcohol, with restricted sales and taxes imposed
What do you think the top answer is? The results are after the break; it might shock you.