News Release, HealthDay News
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 — Creams, sprays, and lotions infused with the nonintoxicating hemp component cannabidiol (CBD) are now being sold at more than 800 CVS stores in eight states.
The products will be sold in store aisles, according to a company spokesman, who added that the drugstore chain is not selling any supplements or food additives containing CBD, the Chicago Tribune reported.
In a statement, CVS specified that it’s not selling any CBD-containing supplements or food additives.
“We have partnered with CBD product manufacturers that are complying with applicable laws and that meet CVS’s high standards for quality,” a spokesman said in a statement.
CBD is quickly becoming one of the hottest ingredients in consumer products. Companies are adding the non-psychoactive cannabis compound to food, beverages and skin care products.
The farm bill President Donald Trump signed in December legalized hemp-derived CBD. However, it’s still unlawful under the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations to add CBD to food and beverage products because the compound is an active ingredient in a drug product, Epidiolex.
These products are available in 8 states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee.