Ohio Board Says CBD Oil is Illegal; Attorney Says It's Legal Under 2014 Farm Bill

Ohio Board Says CBD Oil is Illegal; Attorney Says It's Legal Under 2014 Farm Bill

Some say Ohio is wrong to rule the sale and use of CBD is illegal because it's exempt under a federal law.

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October 24, 2018

Some say the state is wrong to rule the sale and use of CBD oil is illegal because it’s exempt under a federal law.

Lori Harrod has sold and used cannabidiol oil for years. The oil comes from hemp or marijuana, and does not contain THC—the chemical in marijuana that gets people high. 

Harrod said she was upset to learn the Ohio Board of Pharmacy ruled that all marijuana products, including CBD oil, can only be sold in a licensed medical marijuana control program dispensary.

None of those dispensaries are yet open in Ohio, so the oil is illegal for anyone to possess or sell.

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