Bill Downing, owner and operator of CBD Please is not particularly sure if the cannabis products he has for sale are legal, nor does he care. Through his Allston neighborhood shop in Boston, Downing is currently selling multiple types of CBD oil products he believes are legal because the product he is selling is derived from hemp oil, not ‘traditional’ marijuana plants.
The Boston Police Department told WBZ 1030 Boston they were actively “looking into the legality” of this operation, as Downing has a somewhat of a history in similar situations. Previously, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health forced Downing shut down another illicit dispensary.
Downing was steadfast in his stance on providing medicine to members of his community.
“The state can do anything they want. They can throw me in jail. They can do whatever they want,”
“But I know I’m doing the right thing and I’m doing it for the right reasons. I’m doing it for the patients here in the state and I really don’t care about the bureaucracies trying to stop me because they’re immoral. And because the public does not support them.”
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