CBD oil is on its way to Louisville-area Kroger stores – Courier Journal



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You could soon buy CBD oil at Kentucky Kroger stores, according to the Cincinnati-based grocery giant. 

Kroger joins national retailers across the country such as CVS and Walgreens in selling CBD topical products. CBD oil will be sold in Louisville-area stores in Kentucky and Indiana, according to a spokesperson. 

The Louisville division – which covers parts of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois –will begin selling a “curated selection” of topical hemp-derived CBD products in select stores and online in the coming weeks, a spokesperson said.

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“We will not be selling ingestible at this time,” Louisville division’s spokeswoman Erin Grant said. “We are offering our customers a highly-curated selection of topical products like lotions, oils, balms and creams that are infused with hemp-derived CBD.”

The Enquirer has also reached out to the Cincinnati division for comment and timing.

“CBD is a naturally-occurring and non-intoxicating compound that has promising benefits and is permitted within federal and state regulations. Our limited selection of hemp-derived CBD topical products is from suppliers that have been reviewed for quality and safety,” a statement from Kroger said. 

Rachel Hurst, corporate affairs manager for the Kroger Michigan division told the Detriot Free Press the chain will begin selling cannabidiol-infused products at stores in several states. 

Kroger’s offerings have no THC content, Hurst told the Detroit News, and have been reviewed for quality and safety. Prices will range from $3.99 to $59.99 in Michigan. Brand names were not immediately available. 

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As multiple forms of medicine come to the forefront, here’s what you need to know about CBD oil that is helping multiple people’s ailments. USA TODAY

What is CBD oil?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is derived from cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and its components.

The Food and Drug Administration said CBD-infused products run the gamut of human drugs, dietary supplements, conventional foods, animal foods and drugs, and cosmetics.

USA TODAY reported that CBD often comes from a cannabis plant known as hemp, which is defined by the U.S. government as having less than 0.3% THC, the compound that causes marijuana’s mind-altering effect. CBD doesn’t cause that high, but fans of the products claim benefits including relief for pain and anxiety.

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