CBD oil may soon disappear from store shelves in the state of Ohio. On August 25, 2018, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy issued a regulatory memo stating that CBD oil, regardless of whether it came from cannabis or hemp, can only be sold through state-licensed medical cannabis dispensaries. According to the memo, CBD oil of any kind falls under the state’s definition of cannabis, as outlined by the state’s medical cannabis laws. It is unclear how the board’s ruling will affect the sale of CBD-based drugs such as the recently FDA-approved Epidiolex, which is expected to be reclassified as a Schedule IV drug by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration this September.
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