Indiana retailers given 60 days to take CBD off shelves

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has told retailers they have 60 days to take CBD products off their shelves, but he also said state legislators could craft a new law allowing CBD sales.

The governor’s mixed messages come as the Hoosier State tries to make sense of conflicting policies regarding nonintoxicating cannabidiol, according to WXIN-TV in Indianapolis.

Indiana allows the use of CBD oil to treat epilepsy, but it also bans the sale and production of CBD.

The confusion got worse last week when Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said CBD products are illegal to sell or possess.

Holcomb says Indiana’s Excise Police will issue warnings to retailers during the next 60 days to give them time to remove products containing CBD from store shelves. The governor promised that during the 60-day period, authorities won’t confiscate CBD oil products.

Holcomb added that state lawmakers could solve the confusion.

“The General Assembly will have the opportunity to review existing CBD oil laws, as well as labeling requirements, while no confiscation of products occurs,” Holcomb wrote.

Lawmakers say the CBD turmoil will be a top agenda item when they return to work in January.

“We’ve messed around with this for long enough,” Republican Rep. Jim Lucas told WXIN.