Rite Aid to Start Selling Hemp CBD Topicals in Two States

In March, Walgreens and CVS made headlines when they began offering certain cannabidiol products in select states. On Thursday, Rite Aid joined them, announcing plans to roll out CBD products in 200 stores across Oregon and Washington. Rite Aid’s initial move into the CBD market isn’t as bold as its two competitors’. But it’s part of a broader refresh of product offerings geared toward wellness, including an end to the sale of e-cigarettes.

Rite Aid Joins CVS and Walgreens with CBD Product Offerings in Oregon and Washington

Health and beauty aisles in 200 Rite Aid pharmacies across the Pacific Northwest will soon carry select CBD products, the company announced Thursday. Rite has so far remained tight-lipped about the specific brands and products stores will carry. But Rite Aid shoppers can expect to see hemp CBD-infused products like lip balm and other topicals.

From creams and lotions to salves and roll-ons, Rite is following Walgreens and CVS in sticking strictly to topicals. Despite the federal legalization of hemp and hemp derivatives like cannabidiol earlier this year, FDA restrictions on CBD edibles and dietary supplements are preventing major retail chains from offering oils and other ingestible products.

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