Posted by Latest Headlines The Free Thought Project on February 14, 2018 3:25 pm

Nashville, TN – A Rutherford County judge has ordered 23 stores (mostly smoke shops) to be padlocked and shut down following a police investigation which discovered the shops were selling CBD (cannabidiol). So proud of their work were the police, the Sheriff and the District Attorney, that they held a press conference outside one of the shuttered stores. But what started out as a proclamation of good policing quickly turned into a mockery of the justice system.

According to WBIR News 10:

Officers from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne police departments, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation closed the stores on Monday after receiving a court order from Circuit Court Judge Royce Taylor.

It turns out the stores were selling CBD gummy bears the police said were obviously being marketed to kids. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said 21 individuals had been given indictments by a Rutherford County Grand Jury for individuals selling the products containing CBD which the Sheriff claimed was a marijuana derivative.

We’d like to inform the parents to be aware of what your children are bringing home with them.

Fitzhugh claimed his department received a tip from parents and were forced to investigate. Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold said he sent undercover officers into the stores to purchase the CBD-laced products.

This is not an obscure object sitting on their shelf. They know what it is.

The press conference seemed so impromptu the official representatives were apparently taken aback when members of the press pushed back with facts about CBD. It’s not a “marijuana derivative” as Fitzhugh claimed. In fact, there’s no marijuana in them at all, if the products are the typical ones found in smoke

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