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Local CBD store owner frustrated in not being 'essential' amid COVID-19 pandemicSubmitted: 03/26/2020
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
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Local CBD store owner frustrated in not being 'essential' amid COVID-19 pandemic
TOMAHAWK - Some businesses not considered "essential" under Gov. Evers Safer at Home order believe they are essential, and should still be open. The order went into effect Wednesday and outlined what types of business could stay open during the COVID-19 outbreak. The owner of a local CBD store in Tomahawk said police stopped by Wednesday and told him to close his store.

Ken Majeski of The CBD Store said a lot of his customers rely on CBD, to deal with pain and other ailments.

"Our customers use this for medication," said Majeski. "We've got a lot of customers who are using it to control their high blood pressure. We have customers that have Parkinson's disease, Alzheimers. We're concerned what's going to happen with those folks."




Both Majeski and his wife work at The CBD Store, so they won't have any income for at least a month. He argued CBD is more essential than other things, like motorcycle repairs or liquor. Under the Safer at Home Order, auto repair facilities and liquor stores can stay open.

"What's terrible about this is I can go to any liquor store and get liquor, but I can't go to a CBD store to get medicine," said Majeski. "The motorcycle shops are open. It's the end of March and we got snow flying and somehow the motorcycle repair shops are deemed essential. Doesn't make any sense to me."

Majeski has contacted the state in an effort to change CBD stores to essential but so far, that has not happened. The Safer at Home Order is scheduled to last until at least April 24.

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