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CBD oil in high demand for some Indiana stores

CBD oil in high demand for some Indiana stores. // WSBT 22{ }

Some Indiana stores are seeing high demand for CBD oil.

This comes after Governor Eric Holcomb ordered them to get rid of the oil by the end of January.

Some store owners have it sold before it even hits the shelves.

People say this oil helps with many ailments. People say it helps with things like chronic pain or eating disorders.

Now that shops have a few weeks to comply with the law, people are stocking up.

At Glass Roots in Mishawaka, they have everything from artwork to glass pendants, but what they're fresh out of is a product that won't be there come January, CBD oils.

"We brought it back in early September. A small amount and that's all we've ever carried is just a small inventory of it," said Tom Vickers, owner of Glass Roots.

That small inventory was basically fresh out Tuesday.

Cannabidiol is a compound rich in cannabis, but doesn't give users the high they'd get from smoking marijuana.

Vickers says his customers rely on the oil for many things.

“Basically the older generation has been coming in more and they'll tell you a lot about what's going on with them medically not that I understand a lot of, it but it sounds. Like most of it is related to pain, sleeping issues, anxiety, things like that,” said Vickers.

Even sale associates at the shop say the oil has made an impact in their lives.

"My girlfriend has rheumatoid arthritis. She actually uses the body butter which is a topical kind of supplement that you would use,” said Aaron Wyatt, sales consultant.

Here's the problem many will soon face. The state's Attorney General recently said the marijuana derived oils are illegal with one exception. Only people with epilepsy and who are in a new state registry can have CBD oil.

Governor Eric Holcomb is giving stores 60 days to pull the products from their shelves.

“What is going on? What is the purpose for such a heavy restriction which if you haven't look at the law it's for epilepsy only. Why did they disregard the other issues that people are having in the state," said Vickers.

Vickers told WSBT 22 he's getting a small supply sometime this week, but that he already has eight to 12 customers on standby looking to pick up their oils. He also told WSBT 22 that Michiana customers won't stop buying the oil. They plan on driving up to Michigan to get their products.

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