Indiana Marijuana Compliance

Unlike neighboring states such as Illinois and Michigan, which enforce some degree of marijuana legalization, the state of Indiana does not. Under current Indiana marijuana compliance law, the consumption, possession, and sale of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes are strictly prohibited within the state. However, there are currently bipartisan legislative efforts underway to legalize medical marijuana in Indiana.

For employers who wish to implement workplace drug testing policies, the lack of Indiana marijuana laws creates minimal restrictions when testing both applicants’ and employees’ marijuana consumption.

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The information provided on this page is intended for your own knowledge, and should not be used for legal matters. Since marijuana testing regulations can vary, we advise you to seek the guidance of expert legal counsel when creating your company’s substance abuse screening program.

Indiana Marijuana Compliance

Indiana Marijuana Laws

Overall Status: Fully Illegal

Although many states across the country continue to pass laws that legalize the medical and/or recreational use of marijuana, the state of Indiana is not one of them. Under current Indiana marijuana compliance law, both recreational and medicinal marijuana consumption, sale, and possession are fully illegal. While a couple of attempts have been made in recent years to legalize medicinal marijuana use in the state of Indiana, all attempts failed to receive votes.

Medical Marijuana: Illegal

Under current state legislation, there are no Indiana marijuana laws that allow the legal use or sale of medical marijuana. Since 2015, multiple proposals have been presented to Indiana lawmakers in an effort to legalize medical marijuana, but all failed to reach a vote. In April 2017, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed HB 1148, which legalized the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil that contains less than 0.3% THC for the treatment of epilepsy. Two years later, this law was expanded to legalize the use of CBD oil for any Indiana resident as long as it remains under the 0.3% threshold.

Decriminalized: No

Under Indiana marijuana compliance law, no legislative changes have been made to decriminalize marijuana use and possession. Under current law, possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana is viewed as a Class B misdemeanor in the state of Indiana and carries a maximum punishment of 180 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. If the Indiana resident has a prior marijuana possession-related conviction, the charge can be increased to a Class A misdemeanor and incur a punishment of a year in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.

Recreational Marijuana: Illegal

As with medicinal marijuana laws within the state of Indiana, there are currently no regulations in place that allow for the use, sale, or possession of marijuana for recreational purposes. With no Indiana recreational marijuana laws in place, all residents can face misdemeanor or felony charges if found in possession of marijuana.

Frequently Asked Questions

In the state of Indiana, the consumption, sale, and possession of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes is considered illegal. Employers are therefore free to test their employees for marijuana use, without any restrictions.

What is Indiana’s history with marijuana?

Although no successful efforts have been made to legalize medical or recreational marijuana in the state of Indiana, Governor Holcomb legalized 0.3% or less THC cannabidiol (CBD) oil in 2017 under House Bill 1148.

What is the punishment for possession in Indiana?

Possessing 30 grams or less of marijuana in the state of Indiana is viewed as a Class C misdemeanor and carries a maximum punishment of 180 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

Drug Panels That Exclude Marijuana

Urine Drug Panels That Exclude Marijuana Testing

Some of the popular drug panels that remove marijuana testing are listed below:

Also try taking a look at our comprehensive list of urine drug tests that exclude marijuana, where you’ll find a complete list of drug tests that do not include THC testing under the “Exclude Marijuana” section.

Hair Drug Panels That Exclude Marijuana Testing

Two of our popular hair tests allow for the option to exclude marijuana from the panel of substances being tested. These include:

For a complete list of our hair drug tests, take a look at our comprehensive list of hair tests.

Drug Panels That Include Marijuana

Urine Drug Panels That Include Marijuana Testing

Many of our testing options include marijuana testing. Below are some of the most popular urine drug tests including marijuana:

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Hair Drug Panels That Include Marijuana Testing

Our variety of hair drug tests include many options for marijuana testing. Some of the most commonly ordered hair drug tests are:

A comprehensive list of the hair drug tests that we offer can be found here.

Citations

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“HB 1148.” Indiana General Assembly, http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/house/1148
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“Possession Of Marijuana In Indiana.” Chambers Law Office, https://www.defendindy.com/possession-of-marijuana-in-indiana/
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“Indiana GOP Lawmaker Plans Medical Marijuana Bill As Democrats Push Full Recreational Legalization.” Marijuana Moment, 6 December 2021, https://www.marijuanamoment.net/indiana-gop-lawmaker-plans-medical-marijuana-bill-as-democrats-push-full-recreational-legalization/