Products derived from marijuana that don’t contain THC, the chemical that produces a “high,” are being sold in stores throughout the state. Cannabidiol or CBD oil can be found in boutique shops and health food stores.
But the Ohio’s Pharmacy Board says sales of those products are illegal.
The board’s clarification on CBD oil, which is derived from marijuana or hemp, says it is illegal under Ohio’s new medical marijuana law, which takes effect September 8. The board says CBD oil must go through the same testing procedures and comply with the same rules as actual marijuana.