In the last few hours of the legislative session the Indiana State Senate and House passed a bill to keep CBD Oil legal to buy and sell in the Hoosier State.
Republican State Senator Jim Tomes of Wadesville, IN championed this bill all the way through the process.
“It’s been a long road and very trying road in sometimes. It’ll be nice to have an end to it,” says Adele’s Naturally store manager Jordan Fink.
One more step through Governor Holcomb is all it takes now that the Indiana state senate voted 36-11 and the house voted 97 to zero to keep CBD oil legal to buy and sell in the Hoosier state.
Local state senators Jim Tomes and Vaneta Becker helping pass it along.
The vote also requiring manufacturing of no more than .3% THC content and labels on all bottles.
Fink has been waiting for this moment for a while now, “I just want to thank everybody in Indiana for their support of this. It’s been really cool to see people step up and get involved in the legislative process by calling their representative, calling their senators. It’s just been really heartwarming to see that.”
Some days leaving with tears because of stories he hears about lives changing for the better.
“It’s given some people a new lease on life. It’s given them peace of mind. It’s given them another option that they can use rather than traditional prescription medication. In some cases, giving some people their lives back.”
Users, like Rebekah Ott, believe it has that power too.
“It did nothing but take the edge off my anxiety and relieve depression and a big chunk of my pain left,” said Ott.
And she’s confident, like many, that Governor Holcomb will give it the final green light.
“I just know we have a governor right now with open eyes and an open heart for wellness.”
Currently, there’s no indication on when or if the Governor will sign it.
CBD is a chemical compound called cannabidiol and it is found naturally in cannabis plants. But it does not produce a high like THC.
CBD is extracted from hemp plants and not marijuana.
(This story was originally published on March 14, 2018)