Green Light in Ohio
Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio signed Senate Bill 57 today, decriminalizing hemp and hemp-derived products are now legal in the state of Ohio.
According to a news release from the governor’s office, hemp will be removed from the controlled substances list, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) will shortly issue rules to regulating its licensing and processing.
The bill includes an emergency clause allowing retailers to sell CBD oil and other hemp-derived products immediately.
“Hemp is a cannabis plant that does not produce intoxicating effects, grown for its many industrial uses,” states the ODA press release. “Hemp contains a fiber, a grain, and oil that can be extracted for CBD, which is now being used in food and dietary supplements.” For more information on the hemp program, or to provide input on the growing and processing of hemp and hemp products, please see the ODA’s web page at