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CBD business expanding in northeast Wisconsin

Posted at 6:21 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 19:21:17-04

GREEN BAY — The sale of CBD is increasing in northeast Wisconsin. CBD comes from cannabis plants.

All over town, signs are posted outside gas stations, grocery stores and even Family Video stores about selling CBD. Many say the product has become so popular it is helping businesses stay afloat.

Family Video in the Green Bay area has been selling CBD in its stores for over three months. One of the regional managers says the sale of the products is almost as popular as the movies they rent out.

A year ago, then-Attorney General Brad Schimel told state law enforcement agencies not enforce anything against CBD while state lawmakers develop laws regarding the products. Since then, retailers are enjoying the income from selling CBD.

"It's a big boom right now, so everyone is doing research on it, they are coming into the store and asking about it. maybe they don't buy it that day they leave and come back next week and say alright let’s give it a shot,” says Family Video Manager Jonathan Goblirsch.

We checked with both Appleton Police and Green Bay Police about CBD products. They said if the product doesn't contain THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, there is nothing to enforce.