Hoosiers who need CBD Oil for any reason would be able to get it under legislation passed Monday out of the Indiana State Senate.
Senate Bill 52 would allow all Hoosiers to purchase hemp extract, which has been shown to help with various medical conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, and severe pain.
The oil would be available for purchase over-the-counter from retailers across the state. SB 52 would only legalize CBD oil that contains 0.3 percent or less Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the component of the cannabis plant which causes intoxication. With the low-amount of THC present, CBD oil users would not experience a “high” feeling that conventional marijuana users may encounter.
“So many people have benefitted from using CBD oil to treat a variety of problems like epilepsy, cancer and anxiety,” bill sponsor Mike Young said. “Since we are limiting how much THC can be in the product, there is no risk for people to use this to get high. My hope with this bill is that more Hoosiers will be able to use this product to treat their ailments.”
Young said this bill builds upon a law the legislature passed last year, which legalized the use of CBD oil strictly to individuals diagnosed with epilepsy.
The measure now goes to the House which has passed similar legislation.