Holcomb to extend moratorium on CBD oil citations

The governor says he is open to “extending the education period on CBD oil products to give legislators the time they need to add clarity to Indiana law.”   Last year,  Attorney General Curtis Hill outlawed the oil and demanded all stores remove it from shelves.

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is extending a moratorium on state excise police issuing citations or removing CBD, or cannabidiol oil, from retailers’ shelves until the current legislative session ends.

In a statement, Holcomb said he noted in November that he was open to “extending the education period on CBD oil products to give legislators the time they need to add clarity to Indiana law,” and also said Friday that legislators have indicated they want more time to consider proposed legislation.

Earlier this month, an Indiana Senator has introduced a bill to legalize cannabis oil in the state. According to WTHR, Republican Jim Tomes introduced the bill after hearing from constituents how the oil has improved medical conditions and reduced pain.

The bill would aim to make the product readily available throughout the state.  Last year, Attorney General Curtis Hill outlawed the oil and demanded all stores remove it from shelves.