Indianapolis, IN – An Indiana lawmaker is preparing for a fight as he gets ready to introduce a medical marijuana bill.
State Representative Jim Lucas, a Republican from Seymour, said customers aren’t the ones visiting his print shop right now. “I’ve had people stop here at my shop that have thanked me with tears in their eyes that I’m taking up this project,” Lucas said.
This week, the Republican announced plans to introduce a medical marijuana bill. “After having been at the state level, this will be my sixth year, I’ve learned a lot, but it’s time to start speaking up on some of these hot button issues and quit being afraid to take it on,” Lucas said.
He said the timing is right because he believes marijuana could help the state’s opioid epidemic. “We’re pushing prescription opioids and those are being over prescribed, everybody knows that, so we have that issue on one yet, but yet we continue to even consider medical marijuana,” Lucas said.
Marijuana is legalized for medicine or recreational use in about 30 states. While Lucas wants