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First Bill Dealing With Medical Marijuana Filed Tuesday

First Bill Dealing With Medical Marijuana Filed Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Wednesday is the first day of the 2018 Legislative Session and the first bill dealing with medical marijuana was filed Tuesday. State Representative Jim Lucas has carefully studied the medical marijuana issue, including a well-documented trip to neighboring Illinois to take a closer look at a state where it is already legal.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Wednesday is the first day of the 2018 Legislative Session and the first bill dealing with medical marijuana was filed Tuesday.

State Representative Jim Lucas has carefully studied the medical marijuana issue, including a well-documented trip to neighboring Illinois to take a closer look at a state where it is already legal.

The conservative Republican is quick to point out that 29 states have already approved medical marijuana.

“Of those 29 states, we have seen an average of 25% decrease in opioid deaths and some states 50% decrease. So that could literally translate into saving 100’s of Hoosier lives just on the opioid epidemic alone,” he added.

“I was wound tighter than a banjo string. It was too much and there was no way to shut it off,” Army Vet Jimmy Giordano admitted. He served in Kosovo during the Gulf War and came home with PTSD. He believes medical marijuana will be better than his current prescription.

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