INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a bill that allows for the widespread
sale of a cannabis-derived oil.
commonly referred to as CBD, is derived from marijuana and hemp and is
believed to have therapeutic benefits, but it lacks the stuff that will get
Holcomb signed the
bill Wednesday. He says "Indiana lawmakers delivered a bill that ensures
Hoosiers who benefit from CBD oil can access it." He says the bill provides
much needed clarity, with labeling requirements and limiting to 0.3 percent
the amount of cannabis' psychoactive ingredient in CBD products.
Last year lawmakers
passed a similar law allowing people with some types of epilepsy to use CBD
oil, but confusion over the law led to a state crackdown.
The new law takes
effect July 1.