Status: In Indiana, it is legal for individuals to buy, possess, and sell CBD oil derived from Hemp. However, CBD oil derived from Cannabis is still illegal. All other use, possession, cultivation, or dispensing of Cannabis is illegal for individual or businesses.
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Indiana Medical Marijuana (CBD) Guidelines
Under House Enrolled Act 1148, a state registry is created to be maintained by the Indiana State Department of Health.
CBD oil, containing less than .3% THC can be utilized for approved patients seeking treatment of resistant epilepsy.
House Bill 1214 further clarified that CBD oil shall be not be classified as a controlled substance so long as it contains less than .3% THCCBD oil and industrial hemp.
Currently, Indiana does not allow for marijuana businesses. To get ahead of the game and prepare for your marijuana business for when the state legalizes marijuana businesses, review the resources below.
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The History of Indiana Marijuana
On April 26, 2017, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a House Enrolled Act 1148, establishing a program in the state for patients suffering from treatment-resistant epilepsy. Patients will be able to enroll in the program with their neurologist’s authorization and have access to CBD with 0.3% or less THC.
Though many state stores had been selling CBD with low THC values since a 2014 law allowed them to do so, in 2017, State Attorney Curtis Hill announced that all CBD products needed to be removed from store shelves. In early 2018, Gov. Eric Holcomb put a stay on this order to remove CBD products while the state had time to legally clarify the rules around the products and selling them. On March 6, 2018, Senate Bill 52 passed to make CBD oil derived from Hemp officially legal within the state to satisfy State Attorney Curtis Hill.
On October 18, 2018, an interim legislative study committee met to hear testimony and discuss the future of medical marijuana for over four hours. The General Assembly is usually reluctant to make any moves toward medical marijuana legalization. The committee couldn’t come to a consensus on how to proceed on the topic, but Rep. Jim Lucas has announced plans to introduce another medical marijuana bill for the state this session.