Kroger stores in MI will begin carrying CBD products this week as the grocery chain becomes the latest retailer to tap into the trendy alternative remedy.
The Food and Drug Administration held a hearing in May 2019 to hear from the CBD industry about the cannabinoid and its possible inclusion in edibles.
The Kroger Co.is joining the growing list of retailers selling CBD products.
"Our limited selection of hemp-derived CBD topical products is from suppliers, which have been reviewed for quality and safety", Lowrie continued.
"CBD is a naturally-occurring and non-intoxicating compound that has promising benefits and is permitted within federal and state regulations", said Rachel Hurst, corporate affairs manager for Kroger, in a statement.
The Midwest-based grocery chain says they are adding CBD products to MI stores, joining a growing trend. While the regulations surrounding CBD are still murky, retailers have started to embrace the products. She said the company will not offer "ingestible" CBD products at this point.
CBD-infused products will not be available at OH stores due to state regulations prohibiting the sale of hemp-derived CBD products.
With the low amount of THC, CBD oil users do not experience a "high" feeling that conventional marijuana users typically encounter.