Pot’s decriminalization up for debate



The head of the Indiana State Police created a furor recently with comments to the State Budget Committee in favor of legalizing marijuana.

ISP Superintendent Paul Whitesell told committee members if he were in charge, he would legalize marijuana and put a tax on it. He said he believed marijuana was here to stay, and he cited votes in Colorado and Washington state allowing adults to have small amounts of the substance as evidence of a national shift in opinion.

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