CBD is having a moment. CBD products are popping up everywhere. But not just in those little stores in strip malls or online. Kroger, one of the biggest supermarket chains in America, will start selling CBD infused products at it's stores here in Tennessee and other states.
People have been raving about CBD (hemp derived) oils and creams and gummies to help with everything from pain relief to anxiety, though the heavy scientific research on this is thin.
Kroger will have CBD creams, balms and oils on it's shelves in nearly 1,000 stores. The non intoxicating products are legal to sell after laws changed last year. The FDA says companies still can't add CBD to food or sell it as a dietary supplement. But CBD-infused beauty and skin-care products are less risky, so chain stores are starting sell them.
"Like many retailers, we are starting to offer our customers a highly-curated selection of topical products like lotions, balms, oils and creams that are infused with hemp-derived CBD," a Kroger spokeswoman told CNBC.
There's been no date announced for when they'll start, but the company says they'll be in Kroger stores these states; Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.