This past August, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued guidance and a FAQ, inaccurately alleging that hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) is prohibited by law to be sold in retail stores. This has cast a chill on an exciting new industry – threatening retail store owners and frightening Ohio citizens who rely on hemp CBD for their health and wellness.
We need your help in redressing this wrong.
If you are a resident of, or business owner in, Ohio, please click here to sign a petition that encourages state lawmakers to support legislation that will ensure that hemp-derived CBD can be sold in Ohio retail outlets. This petition also asks lawmakers to urge the Board of Pharmacy – as well as local health agencies and state and local law enforcement – to stand down on enforcing the inaccurate FAQ. No products should be seized, nor store owners be arrested, as the General Assembly resolves this controversy.
Even if you do not hail from the Buckeye State yourself, please share this petition with your friends, colleagues, customers and social media contacts in Ohio – help us build our Ohio Hemp Supporter army to assist us in this battle which could have a national impact.
When legislation is introduced, we will alert you to engage again. But for now, signing this petition will serve as our first deployment in what we hope will be a successful battle.