Republican Indiana state Senator Jim Tomes has registered a bill to legalize CBD petroleum from the state following Indiana Attorney General Curtis T. Hill Jr., published an opinion announcing the extracts illegal and Gov. Eric Holcomb advised retailers in November they had 60 days to eliminate the products in their shelves, as reported by a WFIE report.
“My goal is to make this substance that helps so many people as easy to buy as baby aspirin or sweet tea. Individuals cannot abuse CBD oil, yet countless people who need it are unable to obtain it because of unnecessary restrictions.” – Sen. Tomes to WFIE
The conclusion by Holcomb and the ruling from Hill includes less than six months following state Excise Police — that the state Alcohol and Tobacco Commission law enforcement equip — began seizing CBD products from retailers in the state. Last August, the bureau said they’d no longer confiscate CBD goods with THC limitations less than 0.3 % nevertheless, the clinic lasted at least into October.
Tomes told the Associated Press that he wants the bill “to just cut to the chase” and get rid of “the unknown.”
“These are families that have the horror and the anguish of dealing with medical conditions and, if that’s not bad enough, now we’re in a turmoil of what’s going to be legal and what’s not.” – Tomes to the AP
The legislation would ultimately remove CBD from the state’s controlled substance list.