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Indiana Democratic Leader Feels Indiana Is Missing Out By Not Legalizing Marijuana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO):  Ohioans voting in favor of Issue 2, which prompts a law to legalize, regulate and tax adult-use marijuana products has led to various comments from Hoosier lawmakers.  House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta from Fort Wayne weighed in on Ohio voters decision and released a statement late Tuesday.

GiaQuinta says, “A growing number of Hoosiers are crossing the Illinois and Michigan border to buy marijuana. With today’s vote by Ohioans, Hoosiers will soon visit Ohio to buy it as well. Indiana is missing out on jobs, tax revenue and economic development. How will Hoosier growers and small businesses compete in this growing market if Indiana does not legalize cannabis soon?”

GiaQuinta also pointed out that Indiana residents are in turn paying for Michigan’s public schools and roads when rather than funding those in the Hoosier State.

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Slacker06 November 8, 2023 at 9:53 am

Do you want your kids to sit in your basement smoking pot? I really do not care what any Marxicrat thinks or says. They are all anti-God and anti-American and severely lacking in moral turpitude.

A Christian Servant November 9, 2023 at 2:55 pm

Please do not JUDGE what you do not understand. Walk a mile in the shoes of somebody with chronic pain. I use cannabis to ease chronic pain from over 30 surgeries and cancer so I can sleep. That is the only way I can get up in the morning and go to work. I don’t smoke during the day. I just use it to help me sleep. The loss of a kidney to cancer and CKD limits my choices for pain meds. I am a Christian and I work at a Christian organization. I have three adult children and none of them use cannabis. God made the plant for a reason. If used for the right reason, it is a true blessing.

Scotty Boy November 8, 2023 at 10:06 am

It’s all about money.

stargazer32864 November 9, 2023 at 3:04 pm

Is that what everyone’s afraid of their kids getting it? In Illinois, you have to show your I.D. regardless of how old you look. And there are three people checking I.D.s, no one gets in without it. Then you go to a computer screen and pick out what you want. Then you complete your order and wait for them to call your name. You have to show your I.D. again to get your order and pay for it. There is no way an underage person can legally purchase cannabis without it. If a child gets ahold of it, it’s because they either got it off the black market or it was given to them by an adult. That is the only way they can get it. I keep mine in a lockbox and I and my adult daughter are the only ones to have a key to it.


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