Despite of the federal law allowing CBD with a maximum concentration of 0.3% THC, many states hold back their decision regarding sales and consumption of CBD. A post cited Wisconsin state law, stating that the only legally authorize distributors of CBD without any THC concentration are only licensed physicians and pharmacies.
Most of the retailers in Fort Atkinson have stopped selling CBD oil after receiving notice from the police officials. There’s only one store in Fort Atkinson, called the Family Video that continues to sell these prohibited products despite of the warning by the police department.
Mike Kohne, the regional director of operations of Family Video said they are responsible retailers and would work with law enforcement officials, mayor or whoever questions them regarding the CBD oil. But they will not stop selling these products because they are within their legal rights to sell.
Kohne explained further that his store depends on selling these CBD products because of the great business that they bring in. He also said that the Fort Atkinson community could be losing between hundreds and thousands of dollars each week from the sales of CBD products.
Hundreds of people were seen criticizing the Police Department’s post which declared the ban on sales of CBD oil and other products. People expressed their concern and rage via commenting on the post and asking questions about the federal law which allows sales of CBD oil. The post became quite contradictory to the federal law and led to a huge confusion.
While some people like the Family Video are stubborn enough to not let go of their CBD products under the shield of federal law, others have quietly walked out of the CBD space and are following the instructions given by the Police Department.
Brian Seamonson, owner of The Hemp House located in Deerfield, said Fort Atkinson residents have been travelling to his CBD store to buy products that they can no longer buy in their own town because of the ban. The post updated by the police has created a chaos in the consumer market as the needs are continually rising and the supply has almost fell down to a negligible range as compared to earlier.
Seamonson said that he had almost 6-8 people from Fort Atkinson who purchased CBD oil from him on that day. The Hemp House is located just a hop, skip and jump away from the town of Atkinson which makes it the most convenient and easiest way to access CBD oil. The prohibition enacted by the police department in Fort Atkinson does not apply to Deerfield which means retailers there can still sell CBD oil without any consequences.
Legal CBD is derived from a hemp plant, a cannabis genus plant which is known for its healing abilities. It is a non-psychoactive component, and hence does not alter the state of mind. It has anti-inflammatory properties which helps reduce pain, swelling, inflammation, anxiety, stress, insomnia and even treat severe ailments such as cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.
Though research and study show CBD to be a potent substance which improves the health state of a human body, many people have apprehensions about its safety. With companies creating CBD infused products almost every other day, people are buying CBD infused gummies, chocolate, burger, beer, mocktails and many other products.
CBD is also being infused in beauty and lifestyle products including tinctures, oils, creams, topicals, ointments and numbing creams. Celebs such as Kim Kardashian West have expressed their inclination towards the product by telling their fans on social media platforms how much they love CBD based products.
Apart from the Fort Atkinson Police, the FDA has also prohibited CBD to be infused in edibles. Despite of the agency banning CBD based food and drinks, retailers continue to sell CBD infused products. The FDA held a public meeting on May 31 to discuss the regulatory framework for incorporating CBD into the market safely.
While some companies hold back and wait for the FDA’s decision, other continue to sell CBD products complying to the federal law. As for people of Fort Atkinson, life has been tough since the ban.