Kroger to start selling cannabis-based products

Andrew Cummings
June 12, 2019

Kroger is entering the CBD market, by bringing a selection of oils, balms, lotions and creams to 92 stores in MI soon.

CBD derived from hemp is legal thanks to the farm bill Congress passed late in 2018, but the FDA says companies can't add CBD to food or sell it as a dietary supplement.

Kentucky and IN are listed among the 17 states where Kroger will sell it's new CBD products, Kroger's Louisville Division Corporate Affairs Manager and Media Spokesperson Erin Grant confirmed.

CBD is marketed to help ailments from pain relief and inflammation to reducing stress and anxiety.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a product that comes from the cannabis plant.

CBD-infused products will not be available at OH stores due to state regulations prohibiting the sale of hemp-derived CBD products. According to Hurst, there will be a limited selection of hemp-derived CBD topical products that have been reviewed for quality and safety. CBD products can only contain up to 0.3 percent THC - tetrahydrocannabinol - which means they do not cause the psychoactive effects that marijuana users experience.

Eric Halvorson with Kroger's Central Division in Indianapolis says 89 Kroger stores in IN will soon offer a limited selection of topical CBD products.

Dillons Corporate Affairs' Sheila Lowrie said the products are expected to hit Wichita area Dillons stores next week.

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