Rite Aid stores in Oregon and Washington will start selling CBD hemp oil products this month, citing interest from several customers hoping to buy those items.
A spokesperson said they would be bringing CBD products to more than 200 of their stores across Oregon and Washington.
More people looking for pain relief are turning to these products. Producers are able to extract the CBD oil from cannabis plants, taking out the THC, which is the main psychoactive component of marijuana.
There’s increasing evidence that CBD works with your body’s own chemistry to help relieve pain, insomnia, anxiety and more.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever prescription CBD product called Epidiolex to treat rare forms of epilepsy in 2018.
“Rite Aid has heard from many customers about their interest in purchasing CBD products,” said Chris Savarese, a spokesperson for Rite Aid. “We will begin piloting the sale of CBD creams, lotions and lip balms to better meet the needs and preferences of our customers in those communities.”