Status: In Indiana, it is legal for medically qualified individuals to possess CBD oil. There is currently no way to obtain CBD oil in Indiana. All other use, possession, cultivation, or dispensing of marijuana 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.
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.
In December 2017, Representative Jim Lucas from District 69 announced he would sponsor medical marijuana legislation in the 2018 session. Republican Senator Jim Tomes from Wadesville filed a bill at the end of 2017 to make CBD oil officially legal within the state to satisfy State Attorney Curtis Hill. On January 30, 2018, House Bill 1214 was voted unanimously to do just that, and that bill now proceeds to the state senate.
Also in January 2018, the Indiana State Legislature unanimously voted to study the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana before the 2019 legislative session.