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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Medical cannabis. Permits the use of medical cannabis by persons with serious medical conditions as determined by their physician. Establishes a medical cannabis program to permit the cultivation, processing, testing, transportation, and dispensing of medical cannabis by holders of a valid permit. Requires the state department of health (state department) to implement and enforce the medical cannabis program. Requires that permit holders take steps to prevent diversion of medical cannabis to unauthorized persons. Requires that medical cannabis and medical cannabis products be properly labeled, placed in child resistant packaging, and tested by an independent testing laboratory before being made available Medical cannabis. Permits the use of medical cannabis by persons with serious medical conditions as determined by their physician. Establishes a medical cannabis program to permit the cultivation, processing, testing, transportation, and dispensing of medical cannabis by holders of a valid permit. Requires the state department of health (state department) to implement and enforce the medical cannabis program. Requires that permit holders take steps to prevent diversion of medical cannabis to unauthorized persons. Requires that medical cannabis and medical cannabis products be properly labeled, placed in child resistant packaging, and tested by an independent testing laboratory before being made available for purchase. Prohibits packaging medical cannabis in a manner that is appealing to children. Authorizes research on medical cannabis in accordance with rules set forth by the state department. Prohibits discrimination against medical cannabis users. Prohibits harassment of medical cannabis users by law enforcement officers, and prohibits cooperation with federal law enforcement officials seeking to enforce federal laws that criminalize the use of cannabis authorized in Indiana. Replaces the term "marijuana" with the term "cannabis". Makes conforming amendments. Makes a technical correction. ... View more