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MANSFIELD, OH (WOIO) – CBD oil is available online, in every state and is commonly found on store shelves across Northeast Ohio; however, it is technically illegal.
In July 2017, Robert Faulkner learned that fact all too well when authorities in Mansfield found the chemical compound in his truck during a traffic stop, and slapped him with two counts of aggravated possession of drugs.
He said he had bought it from a store in Columbus, and that the oil was made in a hemp store in Cincinnati.
“I tried (CBD oil) for my anxiety. It didn’t work for me at that particular time and I just threw it in the back on my truck,” Faulkner told 19 News last October. “I never went to the store and thought I was buying something that would potentially put me in prison.”
According to Faulkner’s mother, the charges were just dropped days before his trial was set to start in Richland County.
THC is the chemical compound responsible for the high in marijuana. The DEA says they’ve learned through science that CBD will always contain some amount of THC, even trace amounts that won’t get you high.
But given the presence of THC, the over-the-counter oil is illegal.