Ohio’s state legislature has passed a bill that legalizes CBD oil and hemp.
The Ohio General Assembly passed the measure which allows Ohio farmers and university researchers to grow industrial hemp and would legalize sales of hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, or CBD.
The new legislation would allow for cultivation of hemp as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC, the cannabis compound that gives marijuana its high. It would be regulated by the state.
According to State Rep. Kyle Koehler, Ohio is one of a handful of states that hadn’t previously allowed hemp cultivation.
“It is imperative that Ohio moves quickly so that our farmers can take advantage of a domestic hemp marketplace and catch up with our neighboring states,” Koehler says.
Ohio farmers as well as the business community supported the legislatre.
The measure is now in front of Gov. Mike DeWine for consideration.