Cannabinol, by now you’ve probably heard of it or seen it. You might be more familiar with the acronym, CBD. The stuff that is sells in gas stations, connivence stores, dispensaries, grocery stores, and everywhere in between.
What seems to be a domino effect of stores carrying CBD has begun. Large retail stores such as CVS and Walgreens have begun carrying hemp-based CBD products to cater to the growing demand for natural remedies. This situation has led to other large retailers jumping on the bandwagon. Kroger has recently announced they will begin selling CBD hemp products as well.
The Ohio based company, Kroger has announced plans to launch CBD products such as balms, oils, and creams in 945 store locations in 17 states nationwide.
Why is CBD so Popular?
CBD has become popular for many reasons. Some of the main reasons for CBD’s popularity are it’s reported beneficial health and wellness properties, it’s non-intoxicating effects, and it’s legalities. CBD has been said to help with numerous ailments and conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, arthritis, general pain, and much more.
Users like CBD because they can use it and still function regularly throughout their day. Furthermore, CBD derived from hemp doesn’t show up on drug tests due to the low THC content, which is 0.3 percent or less.
Other Large retailers selling CBD
In a previous article on May 06, 2019, we broke down the domino effect that occurred amongst the top retailers moving into the CBD space. Here’s a piece of that story to help understand how stores are approaching this growing demand:
CBD has become popular because it offers relief to symptoms without having to use harmful pharmaceutical medications. This led to CVS enacting on the bold move to be the first retail chain to start introducing CBD products. However, they won’t be carrying multiple forms of hemp-based CBD, just topicals like lotions and creams, targeting and combatting areas of physical pain like arthritis. CVS decided to unroll CBD topical products in 800 stores nationwide in select in states.
CVS enacting on the bold move to be the first retail chain to start introducing CBD products. However, they won’t be carrying multiple forms of hemp-based CBD, just topicals like lotions and creams, targeting and combatting areas of physical pain like arthritis. CVS decided to unroll CBD topical products in 800 stores nationwide in select in states.
Shortly after CVS unveiled their plans to begin carrying CBD products in their stores, Walgreens responded by revealing their plans to sell CBD products in 1,500 stores nationwide in select states as well.
Following the large retailers, Rite Aid decided to test the waters with CBD as well. Rite Aid will test sales in two states, Oregon and Washington. Similar to CVS, Rite Aid will start by carrying CBD topicals.
The most recent large company to hop on the CBD train is Vitamin Shoppe. The retailer plans to begin selling CBD supplements such as CBD oral gels. The oral gel pills will contain full spectrum hemp extract containing CBD. They plan also plan to expand their selection of products by soon offering liquid drops and more hemp-based CBD gels.