cannabanoids

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the sale or possession of CBD – a marijuana derivative – is largely illegal in the state, except in very limited circumstances.

The legislature passed a law in 2014 legalizing industrial hemp. And in the 2017 session, lawmakers authorized the use of CBD oil, an extract from cannabis and hemp, to treat some epileptic conditions.

Indiana may not join the next wave of states that legalize medical or recreational marijuana, but it doesn’t mean Hoosiers can’t partake in the booming business.

That was the message from national Marijuana Business Association founder Dave Rheins at a forum in Indianapolis Tuesday night.

In a cigar smoke-filled room at a downtown social club, he told a small crowd other states’ up-start marijuana sectors need lawyers, marketers, investors and agritech experts to get involved.

Legislation Cracks Down on Spice and Bath Salts

Mar 15, 2012

Legislation drafted by a Lafayette lawmaker is now law.

Senator Ron Alting’s bill strengthening the ban on synthetic cannabanoids such as Spice and Bath Salts was signed Thursday by Governor Mitch Daniels.

Alting says the measure will likely serve as the standard for national laws.

Under the legislation, retailers who sell the synthetic drugs face losing their license for a year and individual workers could be prosecuted to up to eight years in jail.

Those who use the substances could face criminal charges similar to marijuana possession.