CBD oil sold for years locally now illegal in medical marijuana friendly Ohio
Published on 10/3/18
An Ohio store that sells hemp products including CBD oils made from hemp has been told his products are illegal now that the state has legalized medical marijuana. The store owner says he's been selling CBD products for seven years but now that the state legalized medical marijuana all marijuana products can only be sold by licensed dispensaries. But his store doesn't sell any products made by marijuana, only hemp. The owner stands by the legality of his products saying they are 100% legal. His store was recently visited by The State Board of Pharmacy and they tested his products and told him that no one "...may possess or sell CBD oil or other marijuana related products" until they are licensed. Is the difference between hemp CBD and marijuana CBD enough to keep him in the legal grey area?
The State Board of Pharmacy recently decided that all marijuana products, including CBD oil, can only be sold in a licensed medical marijuana control program dispensary. Beaches says that doesn’t make sense because the CBD oil on his shelves don’t contain any marijuana.
“These are not extricated from marijuana. If I had ever sold a product in our 23 years that was a marijuana product it would have been illegal. So, knowing that is why I’m 100 percent sure our products are 100 percent legal,” said Beaches.