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Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Indiana?

While neighboring states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use, in Indiana marijuana is illegal and punishable by time in jail. This includes marijuana legally obtained in another state for medical use or recreational use. In Indiana, all marijuana is looked at the same. It doesn’t matter where it was obtained or how it was obtained. All marijuana is illegal to have in your possession in Indiana.

If you’re arrested for possession for marijuana in Indiana, you’re facing jail time. Penalties range from a Class B Misdemeanor (punishable by up to one hundred and eighty days in jail and a fine of up to one thousand dollars) to a Level 6 Felony (punishable by up to two and a half years in jail and a fine of up to ten thousand dollars).

The consequences for possessing marijuana can be severe and a conviction for possession of marijuana may result In collateral consequences.

The good news is that these cases are defensible. Attorney Sarah Brinkley has an extensive record of defending individuals accused of possessing marijuana in Indiana.

Possession of marijuana is a serious matter in Indiana, and if arrested you should contact a lawyer that handles Indiana drug crimes immediately. A lawyer may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to have the charges against you reduced or even dropped. If the case continues on to trial, a lawyer can present your best available defense to a jury. Being arrested and charged with possession of marijuana can be a stressful experience, but the right lawyer can give you the best chance at avoiding a drug conviction and time behind bars.

To discuss your case with Attorney Sarah Brinkley, contact Brinkley Law today at 317-643-1813 or book an appointment conveniently online at

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Shanice Campos
Shanice Campos
Aug 16, 2022

I cannot speak enough to the importance of having knowledge of your state level laws. There are so many misconceptions surrounding legality across the states and it is easy to be confused about marijuana laws, especially when they vary from state to state and when recreational vs medicinal usage is considered. It’s very useful to know that even if you are arrested for possession of marijuana, the right lawyer can have your charges reduced or even dropped. Brinkley Law is doing great work at maintaining fairness and ensuring each client is equipped with knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys!


Janice Smith
Janice Smith
Jan 13, 2022

Thanks for this video! Super helpful !

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