Walgreens To Roll Out CBD-Infused Products Across 1,500 Stores

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The drugstore chain hopes to compete with CVS, which began stocking CBD products earlier this month.

Walgreens plans to sell CBD sprays, patches, and creams in approximately 1,500 stores across several states, the pharmacy chain told CNBC.

Cannabis-infused products will hit shelves in Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois and Indiana. Walgreens did not disclose specific brands of products it would offer.

“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,” spokesman for Walgreens Brian Faith wrote to CNBC.

Rival company CVS introduced CBD creams and salves earlier this month to stores in eight states. Retailers are keeping a close eye on the market as products with the non-psychoactive cannabinoid gain rapid popularity. Uses for CBD products range from treating anxiety to pain, though little evidence supports the claims. The FDA does not permit companies to sell edible forms of CBD or market it as a dietary supplement.

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