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CBD and Hemp Legality in Indiana: Indiana Hemp Laws – 2021 Update


2021 Update

CBD Oil Only

No new updates as Indiana has no effective medical cannabis law and still imposes jail time for simple possession of cannabis.

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In addition to the federal hemp laws laid out in the 2018 Farm Bill, each state has its own state hemp laws. Before we dive in on Indiana Hemp Laws and the legality of CBD in Indiana, it is important to understand the different types of hemp and CBD products that these laws may be applied to.

There are many (somewhat confusing) terms for hemp oil:

FAQ: Hemp and CBD Legality in Indiana

Is Full Spectrum CBD Legal in Indiana?

That is a trick question because full-spectrum CBD is not the same as the so-called PCR Hemp Oil! This new marketing term is certainly introducing even more confusion around CBD products.

Many CBD and hemp products are legal in Indiana. They must meet stricter requirements than in other states though! Before buying CBD and hemp products in Indiana, you will want to become familiar with their laws for both.

Is It Legal to Ship PCR Hemp Oil to Indiana?

It is legal to ship ALL types of hemp products with less than 0.3% THC to all US States according to the 2018 Farm Bill.

Where to Buy Full Spectrum CBD Oil in Indiana?

You can buy CBD in Indiana in retail stores. When shopping online you will need to be more careful. It is your responsibility to make sure you only order products that comply with Indiana’s unique CBD laws.

Do you need a special license to purchase PCR Hemp Oil in Indiana?

You don’t need a special license to purchase CBD hemp oil (all types) in Indiana.

How Does Indiana Legally Define Hemp?

Sec. 6. As used in this chapter, “hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part
of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis, for any part of the Cannabis sativa L. plant.

IC 15-15-13-15 Indiana Hemp Statute; IC 15-15-13-6

Growing and Selling Hemp in Indiana

Indiana hemp growers and handlers must be registered and licensed with the state. They have a hemp pilot program and have submitted a full hemp farming plan to the USDA for approval.

Retail Hemp and CBD products must comply with SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 52, and SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 516 which include the Indiana hemp laws:

In addition to Indiana state CBD laws and the 2018 Farm Bill hemp laws, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has additional requirements for CBD and hemp companies to meet.

Indiana state hemp laws allow for many products, as long as they fall within state and FDA guidances:

Note that smokable hemp is explicitly not legal to sell in Indiana. Surprisingly, Indiana hemp laws classify smokable hemp use, sales, distribution, and possession a Class A Misdemeanor! This also means that Indiana hemp farmers can only sell their hemp flower to someone who has a processing license with the state of Indiana.

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