CVS to sell CBD-infused topical products in 800 stores across 8 states
Category: #retail  By Paroma Bhattacharya  Date: 2019-03-23
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CVS to sell CBD-infused topical products in 800 stores across 8 states

CVS has partnered with cannabis producers to infuse CBD and sell topical products like roll-ons, lotions, creams, slaves and sprays.

CVS pharmacy has announced that it would sell hemp-derived CBD products, or products with cannabidiol, which is non-psychoactive component of marijuana, in about 800 stores in states including Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, California, Maryland, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. CVS has partnered with cannabis producers to infuse CBD and sell topical products like roll-ons, lotions, creams, slaves and sprays.

As per reported by WFLA TV, CVS stated that it is not selling CBD containing food additives or supplements as it is illegal to add drugs like CBD in food supply. CBD is derived from cannabis plant and is non-psychoactive. So far, there is no approval of Food and Drug Administration to use CBD in food or beverage products.

CVS Health CEO, Larry Merlo reportedly quoted stating that they have feedbacks from their customers that these products are relieving them from pain for arthritis and other ailments. He further added that they will keep their pace slow, but they think that customer will demand more for these products as a part of health offerings.

Cannabis species hemp has no psychoactive compounds that can cause user to get high, like marijuana. Hemp is not a controlled substance now so there are more business opportunities in creating hemp-based products like tinctures and lotions. There are a lot many ways to use CBD but studies on CBD are limited yet.

Reportedly, CVS stated that they are not claiming a ‘cure-all’ product as effectiveness may vary from product to product.

According to experts, CBD has been used for treatment of inflammation, pain, anxiety and cancer. Epidiolex is the only FDA approved CBD oil which is prescribed to treat seizures related with two rare, severe forms of epilepsy.

CVS has collaborated with Eurofins, which is a third-party laboratory, to ensure labeling and safety of customers. They will test all CBD topicals for CBD, THC content and other contaminants.



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