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Gov. Holcomb enforces control of CBD oil

Governor Eric Holcomb has directed Excise Police to begin performing spot checks and issuing warnings to retailers, for products made with marijuana-derived oils.

Posted: Nov. 28, 2017 6:14 PM
Updated: Nov. 29, 2017 10:18 AM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) — Governor Eric Holcomb has directed Excise Police to begin performing spot checks and issuing warnings to retailers, for products made with marijuana-derived oils.

This comes after Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill decided CBD oil, a controversial substance sometimes used to treat epilepsy, is still illegal with a few rare exceptions.

Hill says statewide confusion over a house bill prompted his office to review and clarify the bill.

Governor Holcomb says excise police will use the next 60 days to educate, inform and issue warnings.

He says that gives them time to remove products containing any level of THC.

"In the meantime, the General Assembly will have the opportunity to review existing CBD oil laws, as well as labeling requirements, while no confiscation of products occurs," said Holcomb.

Holcomb also explained what the law does protect.

He says epilepsy patients are allowed to use CBD oil under the law, as long as they register with the Indiana Department of Health.

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