Stores throughout Ohio continue to sell cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, months after the state’s Board of Pharmacy ruled that the cannabis extract may be sold only in medical-marijuana dispensaries.
CBD has something of a cult following, and its users believe it can treat a variety of conditions.
In its August decision, the pharmacy board cited the Ohio Revised Code, which defines marijuana as any product derived from cannabis.
But CBD distributors say they believe the pharmacy board overstepped its boundaries and that selling CBD is legal.
Lucky’s Market in Clintonville and several Fresh Thyme locations in the state still have special sections for CBD oils. The Columbus Botanical Depot, a boutique shop in Clintonville, sells CBD products almost exclusively.