CVS will sell CBD products in some states

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CVS Pharmacy announced Wednesday that it will sell CBD products in eight states.

CBD, the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is catching a lot of popularity as a treatment for chronic pain and anxiety, among others. However, there hasn’t been much evidence to support the effectiveness of CBD.

The national drug store chain is selling CBD-infused creams, sprays, and roll-ons as an “alternative source of relief,” according to NBC news. The items will be sold in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee.

They will not sell CBD-based supplements or food additives.

“We’re going to walk slowly, but this is something we think our customers will be looking for,” CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo said in an NBC interview Wednesday.

CVS has partnered with Eurofins laboratory to test all CBD topicals for THC, CBD content, and other contaminants.

Recent reports also state the decision was partially made to meet the needs of customers but also to cushion some economic challenges within CVS.

The Gayly 3/23/2019 4:57 p.m. CST