Two of the largest drugstore chains in the United States have recently announced that they will begin selling CBD in select stores in certain states.

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, comes from the hemp plant; a close relative of the marijuana plant. While marijuana contains CBD, it also contains the psychoactive substance THC, which causes you to get high. Hemp plants, on the other hand, are rich in the non-psychoactive CBD.

CBD has been growing in popularity due to its use in treating a variety of ailments including but not limited to insomnia, pain, anxiety, and epilepsy.

Which CVS stores are going to sell CBD?

CVS pharmacies will sell CBD-infused sprays, roll-ons, creams, and salves in the following 8 states:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Tennessee

Which Walgreens stores will sell CBD?

Walgreens will sell CBD patches, sprays, and creams in the following 9 states:

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont

What kinds of CBD products will Walgreens and CVS sell?

CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis said the pharmacy will sell CBD as “creams, sprays, roll-ons, lotions and salves,” though not as edibles.

“We are not selling any CBD-containing supplements or food additives.”

-Mike Deangelis, CVS spokesman

Walgreens is expected to follow CVS’ lead by offering topical CBD products only rather than taking the risk associated with edibles or other consumable CBD products like tinctures.

“After a thorough review and analysis, we will be offering certain products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) in nearly 1,500 Walgreens stores in select states,” Brian Faith, Walgreens spokesman, said in a statement to the Chicago Tribune.

“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.”

-Brian Faith, Walgreens spokesman

CBD stores have been cropping up throughout the United States, but this is the first time that legitimate, publicly-traded drug store chains have decided to start selling the controversial product. Now that these large corporations have thrown their weight behind CBD, it’s reasonable to assume that other retail chains will start carrying it soon.

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