Nearly three months after it was passed by voters, the future of adult-use cannabis in Ohio is still up in the air without a plan from lawmakers. This also means it's unclear for hemp farmers like Eric and Yvonne Boltz.
Boltz to Nutz is a biodiverse farm in Hamilton, with hemp being one of their main crops. The farm grows hemp to extract CBD and CBG to make tinctures, salves, and other products. “Our business is basically word of mouth. The people who like our products tell their friends, and that’s how we’ve grown the business,” said Eric.
State lawmakers have discussed the possibility of lowering the level of THC allowed in hemp and cannabis.
“The original proposition that the House came up with would have made full spectrum CBD illegal by redefining cannabis and hemp to lower that amount of THC that’s allowed to be in a product,” said Yvonne. “The rules that the Ohio legislature wanted to put in place would have made using broad spectrum or full spectrum CBD products derived from hemp, that aren't psychoactive, not intoxicating at all, illegal because there’s no way to produce those things without having what they were gonna change their definition to.”
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