STATEHOUSE (Jan. 31, 2018) — The House of Representatives recently passed a proposal co-authored by State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) that would allow CBD oil to be sold and purchased in Indiana.
House Bill 1214 would legalize industrial hemp products, like CBD oil, if certain conditions are met. CBD oil products would need to meet testing, registration and labeling requirements, and not contain more than 0.3 percent THC.
“Many individuals are desperately seeking relief from various ailments such as epilepsy, anxiety and pain,” Ellington said. “CBD oil can provide some relief for those who have nowhere else to turn. As we learn more, it’s clear this oil can help a lot of Hoosiers.”
Ellington said the products have shown to be useful in treating patients with a variety of disorders when other medications are not effective or cause harmful side effects. CBD oil with 0.3 percent THC or less does not cause the psychoactive high associated with marijuana, and this legislation would not legalize medical marijuana.
The bill can now move to the Senate for further consideration. For more information, visit iga.in.gov.
Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes
portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.
A high-resolution photo of Ellington can be downloaded by clicking here.
PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) has a discussion with a colleague on the House floor at the Indiana Statehouse.