Owner of Cajun Cannabis, Travis Deyoung, speaks out after his release from jail.

In the press conference, Deyoung says he was aware of the risks of opening his business and takes full responsibility for his actions.

He claims that despite other reports, no illegal drugs were sold in his establishment.

He says that he hopes lawmakers will look favorably on CBD oils in the future and will remain an advocate for its health benefits.

In response to the press conference, The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says,

"The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office understands the importance of protecting the well-being of everyone in Lafayette Parish and will continue to work daily to preserve your safety.

From start to finish, the sheriff’s office conducted a thorough and thoughtful investigation. This case directly followed the path laid out by Louisiana state law, and the obligations of our law enforcement agency.

Moving forward, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to assist our partners at the District Attorney’s Office and in the courts with this case, as we do with every investigation, as they fulfill their legal responsibilities."