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21 Sep 2017
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Indiana CBD Crackdown Raising Questions About CBD Oil Use

Indiana State Excise Create Statewide Crackdown

Months ago, Indiana State Excise Police pulled thousands of CBD products off the shelves, now authorities are reevaluating the crackdown.

In April, Indiana passed a new law allowing the use of cannabis extract for treatment-resistant epilepsy. Soon after the Indiana State Excise confiscated CBD products from over 57 stores. With more than 3,000 products taken off of shelves, people soon began to question the legality of the confiscation.

While the State Excise took thousands of CBD products, other lawmakers and state patrol said hemp CBD is already legal under a 2014 law, removing industrial hemp from the controlled substance statute.

Store owners, advocates, and families looking for help became upset. Public officials are even pointing the finger at who is to blame. The excise along with other law enforcement officials thought the possession of CBD for reasons other than epilepsy were illegal, which initiated the crackdown. Lawmakers said their goal was to protect people with epilepsy from prosecution. It was not the intent to cause a statewide crackdown.

CBD in Indiana is a Controversial Topic

“It’s a complicated issue, and we’re trying to work through it and figure out what the rules are,” said David Cook, chairman of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, to NBC’s Channel 13 WTHR. “We’re trying to determine the legality. There’s differing legal opinions whether it’s legal or not, so until those issues are resolved, we’ve placed a moratorium on confiscating it.”

The new CBD law in Indiana allows people with treatment-resistant epilepsy to posses cannabidiol products. All CBD products must contain less than .3 percent of THC and at least 10 percent of cannabidiol.

Indiana CBD laws.

According to an article by Fox 39, State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) who worked on the bill, says CBD oil without THC can be legally bought at stores. But families who want CBD oil with THC must go through the proper state channels which includes getting a doctor’s recommendation and working with the Department of Health to be placed on a state registry.

Indiana state Attorney General, Curtis Hill is reviewing the situation for a formal opinion on CBD legality.

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3 comments

  1. I think the major concern is that big pharm can’t make any money off of it. My doctor told me that I can try it as long as I don’t test positive for THC. I have fibromyalgia and am in constant pain. Worse when the weather is like it is now. I am tired of taking pharmaceuticals. The “war on opioids” is freaking out those of us who have chronic pain. Won’t be able to have them if government has a say. Can’t do MMJ because Indiana is still in the dark ages. Now they are teying to take away something that may or may not help. I think the government is trying to kill all of with disabilities off. What happened to out bill of rights? Like; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? I have no life without something to help me get out of bed. I have no liberty if I can’t do whatever it takes to let me get up and move . The pursuit of happiness gets crushed without help to be able to move without pain and have a real life! I would not wish this illness on anyone. There is no cure for fibromyalgia or Parkinson’s. Why should we suffer because other people are abusing meds? Because the DEA, CDC and the government tell us we have to!

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    1. Hopefully one day all organizations will understand the concept of what CBD is and how it works within the body. Our test results come back at 0% THC as we are CBD isolate. Previous reviews on our products say Freezing Point works great for their fibromyalgia.

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  2. I think its time Indiana became a Leaderr in the use of CBD Oil, and with it Medical Marijuana. For eons we trail the advancements in the medical field overall. When it comes to the point of confiscating products that can help ones health,who are we actually helping? Read any website blog testimonials on CBD Oil benefits, and you will know that you cant make this stuff up.
    I myself have PD, Parkinson’s Disease, Ive tried CBD Oil several times and have gotten relief from the use of it. There was no HIGH related to its use, Just the ability to walk normally for a while. If you could, would you try some product that might get you walking again? I am willing to discuss this with anyone.

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