A New Way To Obtain CBD Oil: CVS Pharmacy
As the CBD industry coasts towards a brightly positive future following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, a new purchasing avenue is opening up and it will give people across the country much easier access to CBD oil: the CVS Pharmacy.
Recent months have produced astounding results for the CBD industry and its fight to legalize the compound. Now that new legislation has passed removing the term CBD from the definition of marijuana, coupled with the legalization of domestic, industrial hemp production, more and more establishments, brands, and organizations are offering CBD products. And the latest to join this troupe is CVS Pharmacies.
What To Expect
While this announcement is undoubtedly another move in the right direction for the CBD industry, CVS’s decision to sell CBD products isn’t being applied unilaterally. Approximately 800 stores (of their 9,800 locations) across 8 different states will become authorized to sell various topical CBD creams, lotions, and salves. These states include the following:
However, CVS has expressed interest to strictly abide by certain laws and regulations that would prevent them from selling any edibles or food additives, and force them to approach their marketing very carefully.
While hemp and its derivatives are now classified as agricultural commodities, the FDA still hasn’t approved CBD for use as a marketed dietary supplement or food supply additive.
This means these 800 CVS locations will be sticking to “topicals” only, avoiding well-known food products like gummy bears, coffee, and honey. However, there is a strong possibility that we could see CVS CBD chewing gum, mints, gummies or capsules in the near future.
Additionally, to avoid misrepresenting a largely untested compound as proven medicinal treatment, CVS will be solely marketing their CBD products as over-the-counter wellness alternatives.
What This Means
Though the hemp cultivation sector and CBD manufacturers scored a major win the 2018 Farm Bill, the FDA is in the process of developing guidelines for CBD products.
We will see some large-scale, federally sanctioned tests in the near future now that the largest pharmacy retailer in the country is helping fuel the rising popularity of CBD. With such a wide market and deep reach, if CVS’s products perform well, then I’m sure we can expect further retail expansion soon—perhaps nationally.
Find Relief Now
We’ve been in contact with the CVS team themselves, and are discussing the potential of selling our products in their stores. This could open up the possibility of obtaining fast and discreet ways to seek relief through our CBD gum and CBD mints.
With absorption rates nearly 5x faster than other traditional CBD consumption methods, you can get quick, on-the-go relief from the effects of chronic maladies such as inflammation, muscle pains, or joint aches. In addition to our online shop, you can also find tons of information about CBD on our site!