Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is putting seizures of CBD Oil on hold for the next 60 days so lawmakers can clarify the statute.
Attorney General Curtis Hill last week issued an opinion that CBD Oil was illegal, in part, because it was derived from the same plant as marijuana.
Several lawmakers disagreed with that interpretation and are planning to clarify the statute and possibly expand who can use it. Currently, CBD Oil can only be used for children with a certain type of epilepsy.
Holcomb’s office released the following statement…
“Applicable law and opinions guide me to direct the Excise Police to perform normal, periodic regulatory spot checks of CBD oil products, focusing on those products which contain any level of THC. Because CBD oil has been sold in Indiana for several years, the excise police will use the next 60 days to educate, inform and issue warnings to retailers so there is a reasonable period of time for them to remove products that contain THC. In the meantime, the General Assembly will have the opportunity to review existing CBD oil laws, as well as labeling requirements, while no confiscation of products occurs. The legislation I signed in the spring continues to help protect Hoosiers struggling with epilepsy who use CBD oil products for treatment, provided they register with the Indiana State Department of Health.”
Indiana lawmakers return in early January.