Indiana approves CBD for all, ending months of retailer confusion

Indiana’s long-simmering CBD confusion ended with the state’s governor signing a law clarifying that all CBD products are legal as long as they come from hemp and contain low amounts of THC.

The new law specifies that anyone can sell or possess CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC and derived from hemp.

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s signature this week halted months of confusion about CBD’s legal status in Indiana, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Indiana will require CBD products to have a QR code on the label linking to information about the batch, such as ingredients and the company that manufactured the ingredients.

Indiana’s CBD confusion started in April 2017, when Indiana passed a law allowing children with certain kinds of epilepsy to possess CBD.

That CBD law had the unintended consequence of law enforcement taking CBD products off shelves in stores that had been selling them for years.

Some police interpreted the law to mean CBD is illegal for anyone else, regardless of where the CBD came from or if it was legally produced.

Indiana’s attorney general said in November that CBD possession is illegal except by epilepsy patients covered by the 2017 law.