CVS to Sell CBD Products in 800 Stores

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America’s largest drugstore, CVS, has confirmed that it’s selling CBD products in at least eight states. The states include Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and Tennessee.

Costumers will have the opportunity to purchase the CBD products in at least 800 CVS stores.

CBD or cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis that has generated quite a buzz for its potential medicinal benefits. Marijuana that contains THC gets you high and buzzed, but hemp-derived CBD does not.

The CBD products will be from Curaleaf. The CBD company is a national brand that operates state-licensed, all-THC cannabis dispensaries in 11 states.

The CBD products that will be carried are in the forms of creams, sprays, roll-ons, lotions, and salves. The topical products should pass legal inspection because they are not ingestible tinctures no can they be smoked. CVS doesn’t have “cure all” health claims that are part of their labeling or advertisement.

On Wednesday, Curaleaf’s executives confirmed that CVS will carry its CBD lotions and transdermal patches by the end of this week.

CBD has been shown to help will an array of ailments such as pain, anxiety, and inflammation. According to Curaleaf’s website, their topical cream eases localized pain in muscles and joints. The transdermal patches deliver healing discreetly that lasts all day.

Texas could have been featured on the list of stores but the state law is stricter than the federal law when it comes to CBD. Just last week two stores were raided for their CBD products and confiscated them. This brings to question their stance on hemp-derived products; Texas legalized medical marijuana and Alabama prohibits it. Yet, Alabama CVS stores are carrying the CBD products. Interesting.

The FDA declassified hemp from the controlled substance act, making it no longer illegal. However, the FDA warned CBD companies and manufacturers that they can’t make health claims for CBD or add it to foods or supplements without FDA approval.

CVS seems to be providing for the best interest of their customers. The company banned cigarettes in all of its stores in 2014. They are continuing to stay progressive and investing in CBD because of the customers demand and alternative medical benefits it offers.

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