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Stillwater City Council approves one-year moratorium on CBD

Bottles of CBD Oil sit for sale inside the Mississippi Market Co-op.
Bottles of CBD oil sit for sale inside the Mississippi Market Co-op in St. Paul.
Evan Frost | MPR News 2018
Stillwater City Council votes on one-year moratorium on CBD

The Stillwater City Council met Tuesday night to vote on a proposal that would stop new businesses from selling CBD-related products within city limits. City council members were asked to consider the one-year moratorium which would prohibit the city from accepting or considering applications for new CBD businesses.

CBD — the active ingredient in cannabis and hemp — is used to relieve pain, anxiety or insomnia.

At the Stillwater City Council meeting last night, the council voted 5-0 in favor of the measure, banning new businesses looking to sell CBD-related products within city limits.

The two existing CBD shops in Stillwater — Medicinal Blends Modern Apothecary and CBD House — would not be affected, but new CBD shops won’t be allowed to open in Stillwater for at least a year.  

City officials are now being directed to conduct a study to gather information and make recommendation to determine how the zoning ordinance and city code need to be amended to “better protect the citizens of Stillwater.”

Matt DeBow from the Stillwater Gazette joined host Cathy Wurzer to talk about the decision.

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.

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