CBD oil is not new to The Hoosier State. In fact, it’s been legal in Indiana since early 2018. But what is CBD, what do people use it for, and how do you use it?
What You Need to Know About CBD in Indiana
What is CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation of Cannabidiol, a compound extracted from the cannabis sativa plant. Unlike marijuana, CBD contains only trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive element that produces the high from marijuana. In fact, the passing of the latest U.S. Farm Bill in December of 2018 specified this distinction in no uncertain terms when the bill federally legalized industrial hemp. According to the Farm Bill, industrial hemp is defined as containing less than 0.3 percent THC; any hemp products or extracts containing more than this amount are considered to be marijuana, which is still a Schedule I drug.
Humans and animals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a complex cell communication system that regulates a number of systems and processes within the body, including temperature, appetite, mood, pain, pleasure, reproductive systems, and more. CBD oil is being studied for its many healing benefits, as it has been found to work quite synergistically with the ECS. Residents of Indiana have found CBD oil to be helpful with anxiety, stress, appetite, nausea, sleep, mood, acne, inflammation, relaxation, and a whole lot more. You can ingest CBD, take it sublingually (under your tongue) or apply it topically (neat, or blended into your favorite lotion or salve).
CBD Legislation in Indiana
In Indiana, Senate Bill 52 passed in July of 2018, which specified that CBD oil is legal for Hoosiers to buy, sell, possess, and use, as long as the product is correctly labeled and contains no more than 0.3 percent THC. While many proponents of cannabis legislation are calling for the FDA to standardize labeling requirements, the process is proving to be slow-moving. Therefore, certain states (such as Indiana) are proactively passing state legislation to ensure their constituents’ safety by requiring certain information to be included on CBD packaging. For example, a QR code is required, to link to the manufacturer’s lab-verified testing, to ensure the product contains less than 0.3 percent THC. Here is a link to NuLeaf Naturals’ most current lab-verified testing.
A subsequent bill (Senate Bill 516) was recently passed to establish a hemp advisory committee in The Hoosier State and to outlaw smokeable CBD products. Luckily, CBD oil from NuLeaf Naturals remains legal in the state of Indiana, as of the time of this article. For the most current laws in your area, be sure to check with your state and local officials.
Where to Buy CBD in Indiana
You can buy CBD oil in Indiana at a variety of locations, including antique malls, dentists, farm stands, salons, wellness centers, international markets, stem cell practices, coffee shops, spiritual healers, Reiki masters, pharmacies, pet supply shops, beauty supply stores, salt caves, health food stores, healing centers, smoke shops, pain management clinics, tanning salons, and more. For an interactive map showing retail and service locations who currently carry NuLeaf Naturals CBD oil, click here. Or, click here to buy direct from NuLeaf Naturals.