Walgreens is following the lead of CVS by selling CBD products, with plans to launch sprays, creams and patches in 1,500 stores across nine states, according to CNBC. The items will first be available in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina and Vermont.
“This product offering is in line with our efforts to provide a wider range of accessible health and wellbeing products and services to best meet the needs and preferences of our customers,” said Brian Faith, Spokesman for Walgreens in an email to CNBC.
CVS’s own CBD initiative is hitting eight states with a similar lineup of topicals. Supplements and food additives that contain CBD are currently banned under FDA regulations, though the agency is planning hearings on legalizing the additive in April.