(Where it Stands in the Statehouse) – A CBD oil bill authored by State Sen. Jim Tomes (R-Wadesville) passed in the Indiana State Senate Monday by a vote of 35-13.

Senate Bill 52 would allow the manufacture and sale of low THC hemp extract as a product.

CBD oil cannot contain more than 0.3% THC under the bill.

The bill would also repeal provisions already in place concerning a cannabidiol registry.

Last week, the Indiana House passed a different bill which would also make CBD oil legal as long as it does not contain more than 0.3% THC.

CBD oil is extracted from hemp plants, rich in the CBD chemical.

Many people have testified to the healing power of CBD, especially in regards to uncontrollable seizures.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 5, 2018)