CBD oil is illegal in Indiana, state’s attorney general rules

CBD oil on Tuesday was officially banned in Indiana – mostly.

State Attorney General Curtis Hill sought to end months of confusion by ruling that CBD oils are against the law in Indiana.

However, he stipulated that patients suffering from epilepsy seeking relief from seizures may use the controversial oils, the Indianapolis Star reported.

The newspaper also noted that Hill’s ruling didn’t explain “how those patients would obtain the oil since it would be illegal to sell it in the state.”

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a law on April 26 legalizing the use of CBD to treat epilepsy.
  • Indiana State Excise Police said this year they considered CBD to be illegal and began confiscating such products.
  • The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission then said it was unsure about the legal status of CBD products and stopped confiscations.
  • Hill on Tuesday said it’s up to individual police departments and prosecutors to choose whether they charge people for possession of CBD oil.