Across the country, 1,500 Walgreens drugstores will be selling cannabidiol (CBD) products, presumably in the near future. But the quality of CBD they are getting from the producers is a major problem for the companies producing CBD infused products.
Walgreens has not disclosed additional details about its CBD offering.
It's unclear which brands it will carry.
Up until late past year, hemp and marijuana were categorized in the same way - illegal substances from a federal standpoint and highly regulated from the state of Michigan's point of view.
CBD is the non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis plants and can be extracted from the two strains of cannabis, both hemp and marijuana.
"This product offering is in line with our efforts to provide a wider range of accessible health and wellbeing products and services to best meet the needs and preferences of our customers", Walgreens spokesman Brian Faith told CNBC. Sources claim that the company will be selling the cannabis products in Kentucky, Vermont, Oregon, New Mexico, Tennessee, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois and SC.
"The floodgates are opening right now for CBD products, with more and more chained retailers beginning to stock the products". "We still get tons of questions about CBD products". Any substances that will be added to food or drink or marketed as dietary supplements must first be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for that intended use. With the passage of the US farm bill past year, which in part legalized industrial hemp, many experts expect the products to begin showing up on the shelves of mass retailers like WalMart and Target. Percent. This includes products made from the industrial hemp plant.
Senate Bill 57 is backed by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants.