While top Indiana legal agencies remain firmly against the decriminalization of marijuana, there’s a cannabis movement happening right here in Evansville involving hemp.
A discussion was held Thursday night at the University of Evansville. Hemp advocate and producer Josh Hendrix led an educational meeting talking about the misconceptions and benefits of hemp derived CBD oil.
Eyewitness news has looked into the CBD craze for several months now. Adele Naturally in Evansville sold so much CBD oil, it had to turn customers away.
For people like Hendrix, these meetings are about clearing up misinformations.
“Once people start to understand that this isn’t just about a product that we’re selling,” said Hendrix, “this is about bringing an agricultural crop back to the states, or like in Kentucky where I’m from, hopefully in Indiana one day. Purdue is doing some research all the way up. So we’re literally building this industry from the ground up and trying to get people to understand that there’s tons of products that can come from that. This is just one of them, and this is what’s driving the train right now.”
Another point Hendrix drives home is this movement is based around hemp not marijuana, so there is no weed high involved with these products.
Click here to learn more about efforts in Indiana surrounding CBD.
(This story was originally published November 8, 2017)