IN Focus: AG Curtis Hill on cannabis oil controversy | FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill on Tuesday clarified the state’s law regarding the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil that has led to confusion.

Hill told FOX59’s Matt Smith that CBD oil is illegal to sell or possess in Indiana–with the only exception being people with epilepsy conditions specifically outlined in legislation. “CBD is a derivative of the marijuana plant, and by definition is still marijuana, and by definition is still a schedule 1 drug  which is still unlawful under the current state of the law,” Hill told Smith.

Hill said this means the oil is subject to seizure from retail outlets that sell it. That leaves an unanswered question: How will people who are lawfully allowed to use CBD obtain it?

State lawmakers passed a bill—later signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb in April—that allowed people with treatment-resistant epilepsy to use CBD as part of a state registry.

The law requires that

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