Senator Tomes Pushes For CBD Oil Legalization

first_imgIL for www.theindianalwyer.com FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare A state senator has filed a bill that would officially legalize the sale and possession of cannabis oil in Indiana.Republican Sen. Jim Tomes of Wadesville filed the bill last week with the goal of making the product readily available throughout the state, WTHR reported.“When we’re done, CBD will be as easy to obtain as baby aspirins,” he said.The proposed legislation clarifies that CBD oil is not included under the term “controlled substance” in Indiana, making the products legal.The bill comes six months after an investigation by the TV station revealed that Indiana State Excise Police confiscated CBD products from dozens of stores statewide and cited them for marijuana possession without the knowledge of the governor’s office, the attorney general or state police.The oil comes from cannabis plants and doesn’t contain THC, which is what causes the “high” that marijuana gives. Tomes said his constituents have told him the oil has improved their medical conditions and reduced their pain without the serious side effects often seen with prescription painkillers.“These are families that have the horror and the anguish of dealing with medical conditions and, if that’s not bad enough, now we’re in a turmoil of what’s going to be legal and what’s not,” Tomes said. “I want this bill to just cut to the chase, just get rid of all of this unknown and just make this product legal for them.”center_img 4last_img read more

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BC heading to court in Alberta to stop fuel restriction law may

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia is preparing to file a lawsuit as early as next week to have Alberta’s new fuel restriction law declared unconstitutional.Attorney General David Eby says B.C. will file its lawsuit in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta.He says B.C. will apply for an injunction and seek damages if Alberta uses the new law to restrict fuel flows to the West Coast.The Alberta government is expected to pass its Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act as early as today.Kathleen Ganley, Alberta’s justice minister and solicitor general, says in a letter to Eby that Bill 12 protects Alberta’s economic interests and those of all Canadians.The legal dispute between Alberta and B.C. is part of an ongoing and escalating national feud over the $7.4 billion Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion project from northern Alberta to Burnaby, B.C.last_img read more

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