CBD oil is now illegal in Ohio

OHIO — It's been sold in Ohio for years, but now a state board said selling CBD oil is illegal, WHIO reported.

Cannabidiol oil is now considered marijuana under a new medical marijuana program.

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Businesses on Ohio are now selling off their supplies, some at a discount, WHIO reported.

CBD oil comes from hemp or marijuana. Even though it doesn’t contain THC – the chemical that gives people a high, it is used by people with chronic conditions.


Now, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy said that all marijuana products, including CBD oil, can only be sold by a licensed medical marijuana dispensary, WHIO reported.

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The move has some worried the regulations will inflate prices.

Anyone found with CBD oil in Ohio could face criminal charges.