Following two hours of testimony regarding House Bill 577, the House Health & Welfare Committee unanimously voted to move the bill forward. Representative Dorothy Moon sponsored the bill. House Bill 577 would allow residents to legally be able to possess CBD oil.
All CBD products would be required to contain 0.3-percent THC or less, according to KITV 4 News. Representatives from the Idaho Office of Drug Policy and some law enforcement officials oppose the legislation. They claim that CBD is a gateway to marijuana use.
Those opposing the legislation also cited lack of FDA oversight and potential increased strain on law enforcement agencies. Representatives of law enforcement agencies did testify that not a single arrest for CBD use has occurred.
The legislation is headed to the Idaho House floor for a vote.