If this isn’t CBD going mainstream, I don’t know what is. Up until this point, most of the CBD itemscurrently available on the market—whether it’s beauty products or oil for your lattes—are things that are more easily found online. But now you can get your CBD at CVS, one of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the world.
According to Bloomberg, CBD-infused products are officially available at CVS stores across the country due to a distribution deal with the marijuana company Curaleaf Holdings Inc. While the products CVS carries won’t have anything in them that actually gets you high, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of THC-free CBD through creams, sprays, and lotions. So far, there’s no plan to offer CBD in supplement or food-form, so those anxiety-relieving oils and gummies you love will have to wait.
“We could not be more excited to be partnering with CVS in bringing CBD to their stores and raising awareness around CBD. We applaud CVS for taking one of the first steps at a national retail level and expect this to be a significant catalyst for the CBD industry,” says Jay Hartenbach, CEO of Medterra CBD, one of the brands now on shelves at CVS. “National retailers are now comfortable with carrying CBD products and this will lead to widespread availability across the county.”
Right now, CVS’ CBD products are already available in eight states, including California, Illinois, Colorado, and Alabama. The current plan is to first introduce the products at a total of 800 stores, but with more than 9,900 CVS locations nationwide, Curaleaf said that’s just the beginning as there are definitely plans for expansion. Who knows—with this ease of access, you might soon be able to find some sort of CBD product in every home.
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