Indiana Hemp Business & Legal News

Grain company converting Indiana food factory for CBD manufacturing

Colorado-based PHM Brands, which specializes in agricultural-based ingredients and blended products, is venturing into industrial hemp, starting with a CBD factory in Indiana. PHM purchased a Prinova wheat germ plant in Michigan City, Indiana, but found that demand and sales for that product were short. The company opted to instead convert the factory for industrial hemp processing […]

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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 […]

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CBD limits loosening in states written off by marijuana reformers

Far from the bustling marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas and California, rural and politically conservative states with limited cannabis laws are loosening restrictions that once had marijuana entrepreneurs writing them off as infertile territory.

“Progress is being made in places you’d never have thought possible,” said Keith Stroup, founder of NORML.

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Hemp, CBD bills quashed in Idaho, Indiana

Two state legislatures scrapped legislation to expand CBD access and allow hemp production. Idaho and Indiana lawmakers said “no thanks” to bills that initially appeared headed toward approval, both at the apparent urging of Republican governors. Republicans also dominate the two state legislatures. In Idaho, where lawmakers passed a CBD bill in 2015 only to […]

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CBD confusion rallies conservative-state lawmakers

A raft of CBD-related measures are advancing in conservative states where lawmakers seem unwilling to wait for federal courts to decide the legal fate of cannabis-derived treatments low in THC. Kansas lawmakers are looking at giving CBD legal cover, a week after the Sunflower State’s attorney general ruled the treatments illegal. Indiana lawmakers are nearly […]

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CBD, hemp changes advancing in state capitols

Federal confusion about CBD and hemp is giving state lawmakers in three of the most conservative parts of the country a reason to back cannabis legislation that addresses the cannabidiol conundrum.

Indiana’s Senate voted this week to legalize all CBD oil products in Indiana that contain up to 0.3% THC, Indianapolis TV station WTHR reported.

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Indiana apologizes to 50 businesses cited for selling CBD

Indiana authorities are apologizing to about 50 businesses after regulators erroneously cited them for selling illegal CBD products. The letters were sent despite assurances by state officials that the store owners wouldn’t be penalized until CBD’s legal status is settled. Indiana’s Alcohol and Tobacco Commission sent the citation letters just before Christmas, WTHR-TV reported. The letters […]

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CBD sales spike in Indiana ahead of feared crackdown

Stores selling CBD in central Indiana are seeing a spike in sales after the state’s attorney general declared the products illegal with one limited exception. Kokomo store owner Joan Johnson said sales and interest in CBD increased after Attorney General Curtis Hill issued his opinion last month, the Kokomo Tribune reported. Hill said that CBD products are […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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CBD turmoil in Nebraska, Indiana underscores product’s uncertain legal status

By Kristen Nichols

A recent memo from Nebraska’s top law-enforcement official – in which he called cannabidiol products “illegal” – has underscored the challenges faced by CBD manufacturers and retailers nationwide.

The memo, and a CBD brouhaha in Indiana, have meant lost sales, confiscated product, legal uncertainty – and even the loss of a job.

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