A battle is brewing over the legal status of products containing the therapeutic cannabinoid
The 60-day period came about after the state’s excise police had already begun confiscating products from some stores. After the conflict between the attorney general’s order and the 2014 industrial hemp law was raised, the seizures were put on hold, according to the Star. Many stores had already lost hundreds of dollars worth of inventory.
Indiana passed a law earlier this year creating a registry of epilepsy sufferers eligible to legally possess and use CBD. Neither the governor nor the attorney general has explained how registered patents will obtain therapeutic CBD if all products containing the substance are illegal.
CBD is also called cannabidiol. It is usually the second-most common cannabinoid in cannabis plants. CBD is also found in hemp, which is the same species as cannabis (or marijuana), but is selectively bred to exclude THC. Hemp is often used to produce CBD products — partly to insure low THC content.
CBD is widely believed to have multiple therapeutic properties, and is used to treat pain, anxiety, inflammation, epilepsy and other seizure disorders, and many other conditions. Many states have laws allowing use of CBD for medical conditions. It is sold in many forms, including in vaping e-liquid.
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