Walgreens to Sell CBD Products

Smokable bud is finally coming to Floridas medical dispensaries

Walgreens will sell the CBD products in Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois and in, according to CNBC. They will soon sell CBD products from cannabis company Curaleaf, which now sells full-THC cannabis in eleven states.

Back in October 2018, the Canadian division of Walmart said that it was exploring the idea of selling cannabis-based products on their shelves, sending shares of Walmart Inc. "Cannabis is good medicine, and it's time for the legislature to pass medical cannabis", Kyle said in a statement.

The news comes just after CVS said it started selling CBD products, also in about 1,500 stores, in some of the same states (California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee), a CVS spokesperson told Retail Dive this week.

Hemp-derived CBD is federally legal in the US thanks to last year's Farm Bill, and CBD for medical consumption is legal in 46 USA states and territories.

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Walgreens is just the latest to report that it will offer CBD-infused products, which tend to be topical creams with vague wellness promises.

CBD is a hemp-derived, non-psychoactive cannabidiol that is becoming increasingly mainstream, USA Today reported. The hemp industry predicts that hemp products will be worth $2.9 billion by 2022. Industrial hemp produces a very low amount of CBD and thus the process of growing and harvesting CBD from hemp is an expensive process. "The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has taken aggressive steps to insist that CBD, because it's derived from cannabis, a Schedule I substance, is therefore illegal under federal law". Manufacturers are trying their best to infuse their products with CBD, as it has gained popularity among the masses and are also popular in Hollywood culture.

Not to be outdone by CVS, a direct competitor is putting the "green" in Walgreens.

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