Senate Bill 52, which would legalize cannabidiol in Indiana emerged victorious as lawmakers voted 7-2 Tuesday morning. The comprehensive CBD oil bill was approved out of committee and now heads to the Senate floor.
The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee approved legislation that would allow Hoosiers to buy, sell and possess CBD oil containing very low levels of THC.
Senate Bill 52 was originally titled the “Zero THC hemp extract bill” to propose legalizing only CBD oil that contains no THC, the psychoactive compound in hemp plants that makes people high.
But Tuesday morning, lawmakers approved several amendments to the bill. The most significant change would legalize all CBD oil products in Indiana that contain up to 0.3% THC. Products with that small amount of THC are considered a byproduct of industrial hemp under the 2014 federal Farm Bill.
Senate Bill 52 now heads to the Senate floor, where it can be amended and passed.
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