As states have liberalized the use of marijuana, CBD-related products such as oils, lotions, chocolates and even dog food have stormed the market.
Besides Wisconsin, Kroger will sell CBD creams, balms and oils in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Washington and Wyoming, according to the company. The products - which have been gaining more and more buzz - are bringing relief to tens of thousands of people who suffer from chronic pain and anxiety. Officials noted that the products will not be available at the OH locations due to state regulations.
Details about specific locations, and a timeline for rollout have not been made available.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a product that comes from the cannabis plant. Most CBD is derived from hemp - which was federally legalized by the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill.
Kroger's corporate affairs manager told WXIX the products chosen for their stores would be non-intoxicating and "reviewed for quality and safety".