Indiana Laws and Programs

Indiana follows the practice of the U.S. federal government and other states in its response to drug abuse and drug dealing. Both activities are criminalized, and the vast majority of the effort to control the use of illicit substances is devoted to law enforcement and correctional supervision. Although a variety of treatment programs are in place, treatment services are not available for all residents who need them or want them.

Drug Laws

The Indiana Code addresses controlled substances in Chapter 35, Article 48. The Indiana Legislature ultimately determines which substances are controlled. The legislature acts on the advice of the Indiana Board of Pharmacy, which is in turn advised by the Controlled Substance Advisory Committee. In practice the Indiana schedule of controlled substances follows the federal schedule, ...

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