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Kroger stores in IN to begin selling CBD products

Kroger stores in IN to begin selling CBD products

Cincinnati, OH-Kroger's throughout IN and Kentucky will now be selling CBD or Cannabidiol infused products at their stores, though they did not state which locations have picked up the products.

"Like many retailers, we are offering our customers a highly-curated selection of topical products like lotions, balms, oils and creams that are infused with hemp-derived CBD", the company said in a statement.

The products will supposedly be sold in stores in 17 states (including Wisconsin) and online.

Kroger joins retailers like Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, CVS Health Corp and Vitamin Shoppe Inc in selling CBD products in some of their stores.

The Food and Drug Administration held a hearing in May 2019 to hear from the CBD industry about the cannabinoid and its possible inclusion in edibles.

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Kroger's corporate affairs manager told WXIX the products chosen for their stores would be non-intoxicating and "reviewed for quality and safety".

Eric Halvorson with Kroger's Central Division in Indianapolis says 89 Kroger stores in IN will soon offer a limited selection of topical CBD products.

Local state governments also have their own regulations, they say.

CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens have already began selling some CBD products in IN and Kentucky. It's a chemical found in hemp and marijuana plants.

The grocery chain's corporate affairs manager for its MI division, Rachel Hurst, said the company will begin the rollout this week in 17 states, according to The Detroit News.


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