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Governor Holcomb has historically voiced opposition toward reforming marijuana laws, including opposing efforts to provide medical cannabis access. He continued to affirm this viewpoint in 2019, stating that he will continue to oppose both medical and adult-use legalization efforts in Indiana as long as cannabis remains illegal under federal law.
“If the [federal marijuana] law changed, we would look at all the positive or adverse impacts it would have. I’m not convinced other states have made a wise decision.” (Link) 2019
“Right now, it’s a crime. I’m just simply not willing to look the other way.” (Link) 2019
CBD oil doesn't get you high, and Holcomb says he's heard from many Hoosiers who believe it's helped them with pain. He says he was happy to make it accessible, after a failed attempt to do so last year. Holcomb says marijuana is a completely different story. He argues it's frequently been a gateway to deadlier drugs. (3/26/18) http://www.wibc.com/news/local-news/governor-legalized-cbd-oil-welcome-step-medical-marijuana-would-be-one-toke-over-1
"Right now, in the world that we're living in, expanding or legalizing drugs of this nature isn't on my list." (10/26/16) https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/26/gregg-holcomb-talk-heroin-abuse-medical-marijuana/92762202/
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