Indiana CBD Users Flock to Care2 Petition Demanding Indiana Legalize CBD Oil

The Care2 petition author, who says she and family members have been helped by CBD, says Attorney General Curtis Hill’s announcement that CBD is illegal is “outraging” and “unlawful”

INDIANA  — An Indiana resident who has benefitted from CBD oil has started a Care2 petition demanding the state legislature make CBD oil legal for all Hoosiers after Attorney General Curtis Hill said the substance is illegal in the state in an official statement last week. Hill’s statement came after much confusion surrounding current law. The Care2 petition has gathered over 20,000 signatures.

VIEW THE CARE2 PETITION HERE:  https://www.thepetitionsite.com/477/121/460/

Hill deemed CBD oil illegal regardless of the amount of THC in the product. 

Tiffany Jones, a lifelong Indiana resident who started the Care2 petition, points out this is contradictory to a 2014 industrial hemp law that deems CBD legal as long as it contains less than 0.3 percent of THC, the psychoactive compound.

“The state is attacking businesses, people, children and pets for no reason,” Jones, a resident of Avon, told Care2. “CBD oil helps me and several family members.”

Jones said her uncle has spinal arthritis and degenerative disc diseases. After 20 years, he became tolerant to his pain medications and had to keep taking more. He was taking 20 pills a day, but after discovering CBD oil, was able to reduce his pain meds to just three pills per day. 

“Considering Indiana’s opioid crisis, CBD shouldn’t be a worry for police and our government,” Jones said. “It’s helping people get off addictive and dangerous pain medications.”

Jones may get her wish for more expansive CBD: Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, plans to file legislation expanding who can have CBD oil in the state. In the meantime, she is gathering all the support she can via the Care2 petition.

Hill said CBD oil is only legal for patients with epilepsy. But CBD advocates point out it’d be impossible for those patients to obtain the substance, since it is illegal to sell.

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill earlier this year creating a CBD oil registry for epileptic patients, prompting confusion. Indiana State Excise Police quickly confiscated CBD products from nearly 60 stores, arguing the law only allowed those on the registry to have CBD. But their stance contradicted the 2014 industrial hemp law.

State excise police stopped seizing products, but now will raid stores again under a directive from Holcomb. Stores have 60 days to either sell or pull products from their shelves.

# # # # #

Care2 (www.Care2.com) is the world’s largest social network for good, with over 40 million standing together, starting petitions and sharing stories that inspire action. People, nonprofits and mission-based brands are making world-changing impact with Care2, helping individuals, animals and the environment. A pioneer of online advocacy since 1998, Care2 is a B Corporation, or social enterprise, using the power of business as a force for good.