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Governor: Legalized CBD Oil a Welcome Step, but Medical Marijuana Would Be One Toke Over the Line

Legislators may study issue, but Holcomb remains opposed

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Cannabis oil is now legal in Indiana, but Governor Holcomb says that doesn't change his opposition to doing the same for medical marijuana.

CBD oil doesn't get you high, and Holcomb says he's heard from many Hoosiers who believe it's helped them with pain. He says he was happy to make it accessible, after a failed attempt to do so last year. Holcomb says marijuana is a completely different story. He argues it's frequently been a gateway to deadlier drugs. 

And Holcomb says the federal government would need to resolve what he calls a "hodgepodge" of contradictory guidance before Indiana even considers legalization. 

Legislators may assign a study committee to look at the issue this summer.

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