Kroger To Introduce CBD Products In 17 States

Lloyd Doyle
June 13, 2019

WXYZ is reporting the grocery retailer hasn't announced a timeline for when the products will arrive on shelves.

The largest US grocery store chain has started stocking CBD lotions and balms, with plans to expand the hemp-derived products to 945 stores in 17 states, according to the company.

The hemp industry is no stranger to Kentucky. It's a naturally-occurring and non-intoxicating compound "that has promising benefits and is permitted within federal and state regulations", Lowrie said.

CBD derived from hemp is legal thanks to the farm bill Congress passed late in 2018, but the FDA says companies can't add CBD to food or sell it as a dietary supplement.

Kroger Co. said on Tuesday it would start selling cannabis-based products in 945 stores, joining the growing number of retailers that are trying to tap the demand for cannabidiol (CBD) products. It is a chemical found in hemp and marijuana plants.

The Detroit News says their MI division clarified that Kroger's offerings will have no THC content, which creates the marijuana high.

In Michigan, CBD products will be available in 92 of its 120 stores. They will be available in the pharmaceutical section of stores that have pharmacies, she explained.

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