Drug task force targets sale of cannabis oil

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tony Bryan said he went through the proper channels when he and his wife opened The CBD Oil store on Main Avenue in Northport four months ago.

He spoke with Northport city leaders and law enforcement, explaining his products — derived from the cannabis plant that produces marijuana — don’t contain illegal THC that gets users high.

That’s why he was surprised to hear this week that the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force plans to stop businesses from selling the oil and CBD oil-based products in Tuscaloosa County.

“I’m very disappointed in this decision,” he said Wednesday. “We went through the proper channels, and told them explicitly what we were going to sell. Under federal law, these products from industrial hemp are legal. That’s completely separate from marijuana.”

Bryan and his attorney believe the products are legal, based on a federal law that allows the use of industrial hemp. But

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