KATZ formal wear in Pocatello has been selling dresses and suits for weddings, proms and other events for over five years. Now the store is in hot water for selling a new item — CBD oil.
CBD oil is derived from the cannabis plant and usually contains trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive factor that creates marijuana’s “high.” It’s generally recognized as hemp if it contains less than 0.3% THC, and is legal in most states.
Idaho, one of the strictest states in The Union in terms of marijuana laws, still identifies CBD oil as an illegal substance. That is unless it’s extracted from specific parts of the plant and doesn’t contain any THC.
Katrina Evans, KATZ owner, had been selling the oil in her store for only a few days when Pocatello officers told her she needed to stop.
Evans had put a sign out front letting people know she had the oil for sale. Almost immediately, people came in looking for it, nearly every single one had their own story of how the oil had helped them.
Evans had been helped by it too. She first tried the oil to help relieve pain after a recent shoulder surgery and felt near immediate relief.
She had already sold out of her original supply and had to buy more, which she has since had to return.
Now Evans and Pocatello Police are waiting to get results back from Boise to see whether the oil she was selling contained any THC.
Evans is confident that the oil doesn’t contain any THC, though she is still afraid of what may happen if the results come back stating otherwise.
Results from the samples should be back within the next two days.