Kroger will sell the CBD products in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Just like a number of retailers in MI and nationally, the Cincinnati-based grocery store chain is introducing lotions, balms, oils, and creams into its stores' product lines in 17 states, including in MI.
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.
A representative for the grocery chain said Tuesday that the products will be available at 89 stores in the Hoosier State by the end of June.
Products will range in price from $3.99 to $59.99, Hurst said. "Our limited selection of hemp-derived CBD topical products is from suppliers that have been reviewed for quality and safety". Hemp-derived CBD with trace amounts of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, has been given the green light for use by the federal government.
CBD products have been gaining popularity by bringing relief to people who suffer from chronic pain and anxiety. These products must contain less than 0.3 percent THC - the substance that gives the so-called "high" associated with marijuana.