House passes CBD bill in 93-0 vote

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The Indiana House approved a bill Tuesday that would legalize CBD oil with low amounts of THC.

SB-52 would allow Hoosiers to use CBD oil as long as its THC levels were no higher than 0.3 percent. The House passed the bill in a 93-0 vote Tuesday afternoon.

The Senate approved it earlier this month. The bill now heads to a conference committee to work out a few differences between the two versions, and will then head to Gov. Holcomb for his signature.

The House has already unanimously passed two other CBD-related bills.

Senate Bill 52

Author: Michael Young (R – Indianapolis)
Assigned to: Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee
Would make CBD oil legal for: Everyone – as long as the product contains no more than 0.3% THC
Would also: Permit the manufacture and sale of low-THC hemp extract in Indiana; establish detailed labeling and testing protocols
Would take effect: July 1, 2018
Summary: The original bill stated CBD products that meet a "zero THC hemp extract" standard would be legal to manufacture, sell and possess in Indiana if they meet strict labeling and testing guidelines. It has since been amended to legalize all CBD oil products that contain no more than 0.3% THC. Producers would be required to obtain a certificate of analysis from an independent lab showing each batch of CBD products meet the 0.3% THC limit. State law would specifically state hemp extract containing no more than 0.3% THC is not considered a Controlled Substance. The bill has also been amended to 1) eliminate the state’s CBD registry for patients with treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy, and 2) provide legal protections for individuals who might fail a workplace drug screening due to the small amount of THC present in some CBD oil products. (Updated 1/23/18.)
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