Walgreens will retail CBD patches, sprays, and creams in almost 1,500 stores in selected states, the firm declared. The drugstore chain will vend the cannabis-based products in Colorado, Oregon, Kentucky, New Mexico, Vermont, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, and South Carolina. Though, the brands that the company would carry was not been disclosed.
In an email, the spokesman for Walgreen, Brian Faith, said, “This product offering is in agreement with our attempts to offer a broader array of available wellbeing &health services and products to best fulfill the preferences and needs of our consumers.”As the non-psychoactive cannabis compound turns out to be one of the hottest components in consumer products, merchants are cautiously assessing the market.
Customers are progressively more inquisitive about CBD that promises to assist everything from pain to anxiety even though there is limited proof to support these assertions. And though CBD obtained from hemp is now permitted on account of the farm bill passed late last year by Congress, the FDA states firms still cannot include CBD to food or vend it as a dietary supplement. The supervisory doubts have left some huge firms on the sidelines for the time being. Retailing CBD-infused skin-care and beauty products bring far less threat, making it an evident foremost step for merchants.
On a similar note, CVS Pharmacy also stated that it has begun retailing cannabidiol products in selected states. The chain stated the products comprise topical such as sprays, creams, lotions, salves, and roll-ons. These products are obtainable in 8 states: California, Alabama, Illinois, Colorado, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Maryland. CVS, in a statement, mentioned that it’s not retailing any CBD-containing food additives or supplements. Further, a spokesman for CVS said, “We have associated with CBD product manufacturers that are conforming to applicable rules and that fulfill high standards for quality of CVS.”