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Indiana Poised to Legalize CBD Sales for All

February 5, 2018
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Legislature is poised to allow anyone to use cannabidiol, a cannabis-derived extract believed to have therapeutic benefits.

A law passed last year allowed those with a severe form of epilepsy to use the substance. Now lawmakers are going further.

The Indiana Senate voted 35-13 on Monday to allow cannabidiol to be sold without restriction. The Indiana House previously approved similar legislation.

Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD oil, is derived from marijuana and hemp, but lacks the stuff that will get you high.

A law passed last year allowed those with a severe form of epilepsy to use the substance. Now lawmakers are going further, following an unexpected crackdown on CBD sales and widespread confusion over whether the product was actually legal.

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  • Thorzdad

    This is a really surprising (stunning?) turn of events for Indiana. It would be fantastic to be able buy good quality CBD products locally, rather than having them shipped in (and always wondering if they’ll make it here.) There was a short window a year or so ago here, where CBD products were appearing in small stores, but they were mostly pretty low-quality, over-priced junk.

    Obviously, this isn’t a done deal yet. The House and Senate have to reconcile their versions, and things can change/bog-down/die in the process. The Governor appears inclined to approve CBD sales, though, so that could be a very good sign.

  • Chris Voris

    No Hoosier should have to leave their home, their family, their friends, to obtain a life changing medication! No Hoosier should be kidnapped and caged for the possession and use of a life changing medication!