CBD Oil with less than 0.3% THC is legal to purchase for all Indiana Residents thanks to State Bill 52
State Bill 52 has officially passed, making CBD oil with less than 0.3 THC available to all Hoosiers! This is a definite victory in our conservative state of Indiana.
I have been waiting to write this post because I wanted to gather information about exactly what would happen once the bill was signed. It seems that some labeling restrictions were added to the bill in its final moments of passing, and these labeling restrictions will make it hard for retailers to sell their preferred brand of CBD oil.
The new restrictions state that each bottle of CBD oil sold in retail stores must have a ‘QR code’ on the label that points to third-party batch testing, along with other info like where it was grown and manufactured. This is a nice thought, and it will keep low-quality CBD oil out of Indiana stores. However, I feel that CBD companies will not be apt to changing their labels for every batch of CBD oil created, just to meet Indiana’s strict requirements.
HempWorx CBD oil completely meets all requirements drawn out by our state, however, we do not include a QR code on our bottles that link to individual batch testing. What we do have is a documentation section on our website that shows our third-party batch testing and manufacturing information. Fortunately, since we do meet all requirements laid out by the state you can purchase HempWorx in stores until July 1st, and you will be able to continue purchasing HempWorx online from July 1st onward. (Unless we add QR codes to our bottles by then… fingers crossed!)
Will national and worldwide CBD companies change their labels for Indiana? I doubt it. So what can we do?
We could allow industrial hemp to be grown in Indiana, which would allow Indiana specific companies to form and meet these restrictions, however, it is still illegal to grow industrial hemp in Indiana. There was a bill that was planned to pass, HB 1214, which would have allowed us to grow industrial hemp in our state, however, the bill was turned down and gutted into a bill for more lenient gun legislation. Hmmmm…..
It seems that Indiana has made CBD legal while creating restrictions so strict that virtually no CBD can be sold in retail stores.
For the moment, retailers can continue to sell CBD unrestricted. However, when State Bill 52 is written into law on July 1st, retailers will be unable to sell CBD without a QR code. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens! Will CBD companies cater to Indiana’s strict requests? I guess only time will tell.