Gov. Holcomb Won't Support Medical Marijuana

Lawmakers in the Indiana House and Senate will vote on marijuana-related bills in 2019 knowing that the governor doesn't support legalization.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb won’t support the legalization of either medical or recreational marijuana usage in the state.

The Republican first-term governor says he hasn’t changed his mind even after voters in neighboring Michigan approved a November ballot initiative legalizing the drug’s recreational use. Ohio is also starting up its medical marijuana program.

Governor Holcomb recently told reporters “I’m just not willing to look at that, especially since it is illegal right now according to the federal government.”

Several state lawmakers from both parties have expressed support for marijuana legalization, and bills seeking to do as much are likely to be filed when the 2018 legislative session starts later this week.

In October, a legislative study committee recommended against legalizing medical marijuana. 


Indiana Lawmaker Proposes Recreational Marijuana Bill

Indiana Study Committee Doesn't Recommend Medical Marijuana Legalization

Recreational Marijuana Issue May Be On Ohio Ballot In 2019

More from Local News


Baylor Trucking Drivers Pick Up Wreaths for Wreaths Across America Day

The wreaths will be placed on veteran graves in Ohio and Indiana.

Parents Arrested on Assault Charges After Infant Overdose

The child has been discharged from the hospital.

Greendale’s Christmas on the Avenue Planned for This Saturday

Proceeds benefit the Dearborn County Historical Society for upkeep of the Vance-Tousey House and Angevine Cabin.

K of C Free Throw Contest Set for January 13 in Aurora

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to compete.

Local Sports Report - December 7, 2023

Report missing high school sports scores and stats to

Ripley County Tournament Pairings Revealed

Jac-Cen-Del and Batesville are the host schools this season.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Tracy Byrd - Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich And Famous

Little Big Town Better Man 18:16
Jordan Davis Slow Dance In A Parking Lot 18:10
Andy Griggs You Won't Ever Be Lonely 18:06
Trace Adkins X - The Christmas Song 18:03