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Kroger to sell CBD-infused products in Indiana stores

Posted at 1:24 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 14:59:45-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Getting a CBD-infused products will soon be as simple as a trip to the grocery store.

The Kroger Co. is preparing to roll out CBD products like lotions, balms and oils in 17 different states, including Indiana.

A spokesperson for Kroger says the products will be available in 81 of their Indiana stores. Any store with a pharmacy will likely sell the CBD-infused products.

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"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," the company said in a statement. "CBD is a naturally-occurring and non-intoxicating compound that has promising benefits and is permitted within federal and state regulations. Our limited selection of hemp-derived CBD topical products is from suppliers that have been reviewed for quality and safety."

The products — which have been gaining more and more buzz — are bringing relief to tens of thousands of people who suffer from chronic pain and anxiety.

CBD-infused products will not be available at Ohio stores due to state regulations prohibiting the sale of hemp-derived CBD products.

Details about specific locations, and a timeline for rollout have not been made available. According to Hurst, there will be a limited selection of hemp-derived CBD topical products that have been reviewed for quality and safety.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a product that comes from the cannabis plant. Hemp-derived CBD with trace amounts of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, has been given the green light for use by the federal government. These products must contain less than 0.3 percent THC — the substance that gives the so-called "high" associated with marijuana.