INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Tuesday morning, Governor Eric Holcomb directed Indiana State Excise Police to renew their surprise inspections at retailers to detect stores that are selling CBD oil.
But unlike the CBD oil raids conducted by excise agents earlier this year, the governor wants excise officers to educate and warn store owners instead of citing them for violating Indiana law.
The governor’s announcement comes one week after Attorney General Curtis Hill released an advisory opinion that declares CBD oil products illegal to sell or possess in the state of Indiana.
That opinion left CBD retailers and users anxious about how state agencies would respond and how strictly they would enforce the law.
“Applicable law and opinions guide me to direct the Excise Police to perform normal, periodic regulatory spot checks of CBD oil products, focusing on those products which contain any level of THC,” the governor wrote in a statement e-mailed to