Ohio Pharmacy Board Explains CBD Oil Position, Enforcement

Ohio Pharmacy Board Explains CBD Oil Position, Enforcement

The state will be watching to see "if CBD continues to be illegally sold despite entities having accurate information."

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September 5, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Non-psychoactive CBD oil derived from hemp has always been illegal in Ohio, according to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.

But how that will be enforced is still unclear.

Last weekend, the board advised Ohio medical marijuana dispensary licensees and prescribers including hospitals that CBD, even derived from hemp, is only legal when extracted and sold through the state's still-forming medical marijuana program. The board released additional information about its statement on Friday through a series of questions and answers.

On the enforcement issue, the board says its guidance was intended to be informational and it will reassess action "if CBD continues to be illegally sold despite entities having accurate information."

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