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CVS begins selling cannabis-based products in eight states

March 21, 2019 06:59 PM

CVS has started selling cannabis-based products in eight states.

The drugstore chain has partnered with cannabis manufacturers to carry a line of topical products infused with CBD. The products include creams, sprays, roll-ons, lotions and salves.

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In a statement, CVS specified that it's not selling any CBD containing supplements or food additives.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is derived from the cannabis plant -- and is considered to be non-psychoactive.

These products will only be available in about 800 stores in eight states -- including Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and Tennessee.

So far, the Food and Drug Administration has not approved the use of CBD in food or beverage products.

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