Sandpoint shop has sold CBD oil since May. Garden City store waits on a permit.

Welcomed Science has sought for more than a year to get Garden City’s permission to sell products derived from hemp plants, a cousin of the marijuana plant that’s bred to have almost none of the chemical that makes people high.

The proposed store, located at 5155 N. Glenwood St. in the same complex as Revolution Concert House, would offer a variety of cannabidiol (CBD) oils and related products.

Garden City hasn’t issued permits for the business. Mayor John Evans and City Attorney Charles Wadams want to make sure the shop’s goods are, in fact, free of illegal chemicals. So, they say, they have personally overseen Welcomed Science’s application instead of leaving it to the city’s Development Services Department.

“We are not going to allow the sale of products that are not legal,” Evans said.

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