A week after CVS announced their partnership with Curaleaf, Walgreens releases a statement claiming that they’re also getting involved with the cannabis industry, specifically with CBD health products.
According to CNBC, Walgreens will carry CBD creams, patches and more in 1,500 stores throughout different states, including Colorado, New Mexico, Vermont, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Oregon, Illinois and South Carolina.
“This product offering is in line with our efforts to provide a wider range of accessible health and wellbeing products and services to best meet the needs and preferences of our customers,” says Brian Faith, spokesperson for Walgreens.
Now that two of the largest drugstore chains in America have invested on CBD’s capabilities for beauty and health, we can expect these type of products to be featured more prominently in all sorts of drugstores and pharmacies.
CBD’s presence in foods and drinks is still a point of contention, all heavily regulated by the FDA, so the compound’s presence in supermarkets and food based businesses might take a while longer. Still, all of these businesses associating themselves with CBD serve as reminders that cannabis is a business with staying power, changing mentalities and getting people more informed in the meantime. It’s only a matter of time before the government and responsible parties catch up to this idea.