The drugstore chain will sell a line of cannabidiol products in Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois and Indiana. CVS mentioned on March 20 2019 that national drug store chain would bring to the stores topical cannabidiol products which include various sprays, creams or roll-ons that are source of relief.
The outgoing commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, has reaffirmed his stance that it could take several years for the agency to create regulations specific to the marketing of certain CBD-infused products. Ohio-based cannabis company Green Growth Brands announced plans this year to open shops selling CBD-infused beauty products in eight Chicago-area malls. "Cannabis is good medicine, and it's time for the legislature to pass medical cannabis", Kyle said in a statement. CBD derived from hemp rather than marijuana is legal in all states. Any product with a THC level above 0.3 percent will continue to be regulated as marijuana. This made a legal distinction between cannabis and hemp and defined hemp as "any part of the Cannabis sativa L plant, including all derivatives and extracts such as cannabidiol (CBD), provided that the plant contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)". The hemp industry predicts that hemp products will be worth $2.9 billion by 2022.
CBD has become more available in Chicago and across the country, with some users saying that it helps them relax.
The Ohio Senate has voted unanimously to legalize hemp and related products, including CBD oil. With Walgreens and CVS jumping into the CBD market, this could mean that there is going to be a fight as the CBD debate grows more heated.