You could soon buy CBD oil at Kentucky Kroger stores, according to the Cincinnati-based grocery giant, but you will have to wait to buy it in Ohio.
Kroger joins national retailers across the country such as CVS and Walgreens in selling CBD topical products. CBD oil will be sold in Louisville-area stores in Kentucky and Indiana, according to a spokesperson.
The Louisville division – which covers parts of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois –will begin selling a “curated selection” of topical hemp-derived CBD products in select stores and online in the coming weeks, a spokesperson said.
“We will not be selling ingestible at this time. We are offering our customers a highly-curated selection of topical products like lotions, oils, balms and creams that are infused with hemp-derived CBD,” Louisville division’s spokeswoman Erin Grant said.
The Enquirer has also reached out to the Cincinnati division for comment and timing.
“CBD is a naturally-occurring and non-intoxicating compound that has promising benefits and is permitted within federal and state regulations. Our limited selection of hemp-derived CBD topical products is from suppliers that have been reviewed for quality and safety,” a statement from Kroger said.