Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh talks about how culprits are taking real candy such as gummy bears, spraying the illegal substance cannabidiol on them and repacking them for sale. Scott Broden/DNJ
Authorities collect evidence at Vapesboro, one of 23 stores believed to be selling products containing CDB, a marijuana derivative, on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.(Photo: Helen Comer / DNJ)Buy Photo
The legality of this week’s highly publicized raids of Rutherford County stores is being questioned by activists.
On Monday, the sheriff’s office led raids into 23 Rutherford County stores believed to be selling products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, a hemp derivative.
Sealed indictments were filed against 21 individuals who will be in court Friday.
Is CBD legal?
Cannabidiol is considered a Schedule VI narcotic. It is illegal to possess or sell in Tennessee unless prescribed by a doctor and dispensed from a