Cincinnati, OH-Kroger's throughout IN and Kentucky will now be selling CBD or Cannabidiol infused products at their stores, though they did not state which locations have picked up the products.
"CBD is a naturally occurring and nonintoxicating compound that has promising benefits and is permitted within federal and state regulations", Kroger said in a statement. Any store with a pharmacy will likely sell the CBD-infused products.
Kroger's corporate affairs manager told WXIX the products chosen for their stores would be non-intoxicating and "reviewed for quality and safety".
Others to recently enter the market include convenience store chain Sheetz, which announced in May 2019 that it would begin selling CBD at over 140 locations in the U.S. Others new CBD retailers include Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA) and CVS Health Corp (NYSE: CVS).
CBD products have been gaining popularity by bringing relief to people who suffer from chronic pain and anxiety.
Local and state governments also have their own regulations.
CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens have already began selling some CBD products in IN and Kentucky. 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.
The Detroit News says their MI division clarified that Kroger's offerings will have no THC content, which creates the marijuana high.
The company says it will slowly introduce products.