One state senator, a Democrat who calls herself a "child of the '60s," says it's past time for Indiana to stop criminalizing small-time marijuana users.
Another state senator, a Republican committee chairman, says the idea makes sense because it would save taxpayers the costs of prosecuting and jailing such low-level offenders.
The answer, as this unlikely bipartisan duo sees it, is simple: Adjust the punishment for small amounts of marijuana to roughly the equivalent of an expensive traffic ticket.
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