It's already legal in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Indiana – and lawmakers in Ohio are on the verge of making CBD oil derived from hemp legal in the Buckeye state.
Senate proposal 57 has already cleared the Senate and led to
Senator Sean O & # 39; Brien of Warren is a cosponsor.
He expects the bill to turn it into Governor DeWine's desk and get his signature.
"We are trying to get it done quickly because we not only recognize the importance of the oils, but hemp in general," says Brien.
The bill, which has broad two-sided support, would create an industrial hemp program in the state ̵
"It could be Ohio's third largest cash crop in the near future," said Brien.
"It has taken us a while to implement the people and structure and put everything in place," said State Secretary Michele Lepore-Hagan. "Now I think we have started discussions about hemp because we have the medical marijuana aspect in Ohio."
Across the state line of Sharon, PA, Tobacco 4 Less manager Josh Runyan has seen the enthusiasm for CBD oil and the benefits for his customers for years.
"We have noticed a good growth of customers coming from Ohio," says Runyan. "So our CBD sales are definitely strengthened."
The store is one of a few in our region that will sell CBD oil to people outside the state.
Many online sellers will not risk legal liability or punishment.
"That they send it to a state that it's not legal in, it's a little different than a person coming to the state and buying it … personally," Runyan says. 19659003] The Senate bill 57 would also create rules through the state agricultural department to ensure that people know what they are buying.
Until then, Runyan suggests that "even conduct some studies. Don't be afraid to see the benefits of CBD compared to hemp oil. Hemp oil is completely different." .
"Farmers want to increase their jobs and output By making this hemp, the oil producers, more people can sell them in their stores and that will increase the Axis product's viability," Brien says. "It's a win-win for Ohio."
When it comes to smart shopping for CBD oils, there are a few things to consider.
Consumer Reports says many hemp CBD products do not include THC levels on their labels, even if they should.
CR also warns that cannabis plants absorb things like soil pesticides, so you will ask the source you buy from how often the plants are tested and where they have grown.
And avoid products that make sweeping or dramatic health claims – if it sounds too good to be true, it's safe.