During the meeting of the Buffalo Board of Aldermen Monday night, Alderman Scott Decker asked the mayor to explain how a new business operates before the aldermen vote on its license.
Mayor Brandon Kenall said all businesses must have a license before opening their doors. A business applies for a temporary license until the next meeting of the board of aldermen.
Decker questioned the CBD Boutique on Dallas Street, as the board did not vote on its license.
Police Chief Rich Wilkinson explained the legal loopholes through which stores can sell CBD, or cannabidiol, products. Two citizens were concerned because they heard the store sold gummy-bear products with CBD, and they did not want their children to accidentally ingest any from their peers.
Wilkinson assured the store owners are voluntarily compliant with the Buffalo Police Department. They gave the department a sample of everything in the store to make sure the THC content, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is legal to sell in Missouri. THC is a chemical compound in cannabis.
“If it’s a violation of a statute, we enforce. If it’s not a violation, we don’t enforce,” Wilkinson said. Wilkinson expects test results in eight to nine months, since crime evidence takes first priority.