CINCINNATI (WLWT) — Cannabidiol-infused products are now available in several Kroger stores.
Kroger officials clarified that its CBD-infused products will not be available at Ohio stores due to state regulations prohibiting the sale of hemp-derived CBD 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,” a statement from Kroger reads.
To be clear, the products offered at Kroger will not include food, drink or supplements, which are not yet permitted to be sold by the Food and Drug Administration. Rather, they are strictly topical products.
Kroger officials did not specify how many Kentucky and Indiana stores would sell CBD-infused products, or when customers could start seeing them.
“CBD is a naturally occurring and nonintoxicating compound that has promising benefits and is permitted within federal and state regulations,” the statement from Kroger reads. “Our limited selection of hemp-derived CBD topical products is from suppliers that have been reviewed for quality and safety.”
CBD is derived from hemp. It’s nonpsychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high. (THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical in cannabis that does that.)
Instead, CBD is marketed for everything from helping to relieve pain and inflammation to reducing stress and anxiety.
Its popularity is growing across the nation. Topical products are already being sold at drugstore chains including CVS and Walgreens.