Governor Holcomb Admits To Marijuana Use In College

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 8:21am

By Mike Perleberg and Benjamin Yount, 24/7 News Source

Gov. Eric Holcomb still does not believe this is the time for legalization in Indiana.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Yes, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb smoked pot in college.

No, he still doesn't want to legalize marijuana in Indiana right now.

During a Wednesday press conference, the governor told reporters at a statehouse news conference that he smoked pot when he was in college.

Holcomb attended Hanover College in southeastern Indiana.

But Holcomb says his opposition to marijuana legalization is more that he's not sure how it would play out as a policy for the entire state. He noted that it remains illegal at the federal level.

Neighboring states including Ohio, Michigan and Illinois have passed marijuana legalization laws in recent years. Ohio and Illinois have approved marijuana for medicinal use, but Michigan moved last year to legalize the plant for recreational use as well.

More from Local News


Submissions Open for 16th Annual Indiana Agriculture Photo Contest

All Hoosiers are welcome to submit a photos.

Batesville Native Receives Indiana Sheriffs' Association's Scholarship

Sheriff Rob Bradley announced the recipient on Thursday.

Local Sports Report - May 31, 2023

Rising Sun softball fell in a heart breaker in the regional round.

Bode, Cornett, Stang Earn All-State Honors

The standouts from Milan, South Dearborn and Franklin Co. put up video game-like stats this spring.

Bright Native Earns D3 All-Region 7 First Team Honors

Jack Hutchins is a former East Central HS baseball standout.

On Air

Off Air playing
Chris Young - Looking for You

Fox News Fox News National Newscast 5:02
Daryle Singletary Too Much Fun 4:59
Blake Shelton Home 4:55
Brad Paisley Little Moments 4:51