A local distributor of cannabis oil is lending legal help to a Mission merchant whose stock was confiscated by local police who say they were operating under Kansas’ “zero tolerance” marijuana laws.
Vince Sanders is the owner of American Shaman Store, a Kansas City-based wholesaler that provides products derived from the cannabis, or marijuana plant, to several sellers on the Missouri and Kansas side of the metro. He said he still believes American Shaman products are legal because they contain hardly any tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the ingredient in marijuana that produces a psychoactive “high.”
But the seizure Friday at Into the Mystic, an alternative medicine shop in downtown Mission, has given him pause.
“We’ve got a lot of people (selling) in Kansas, and we’ve never had a problem, so this is a concern,” Sanders said.
Sanders said an attorney who works for him was talking Tuesday to the Johnson County district