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The Kroger Co. confirmed that it plans to roll out cannabidiol (CBD) topical products to stores in 17 states.

“There are real risks associated with both those substances, and critical questions remain about the safety of their widespread use in foods and dietary supplements, as well as other consumer products — including cosmetics, which are subject to a separate regulatory framework. And given the new interest in marketing cannabis products across the range of areas FDA regulates, we will need to carefully evaluate how all these pieces fit together in terms of how consumers might access cannabis products,” he said. “Nowhere is this truer than with CBD. While we have seen an explosion of interest in products containing CBD, there is still much that we don’t know.”

Under current law, CBD and THC can’t be added to a food or marketed as a dietary supplement, Sharpless noted.

“Cannabis contains more than 80 biologically active chemical compounds, including the two best-known compounds: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). If one of these compounds, or the plant itself, is added to a food or cosmetic, marketed as a drug or otherwise added to an FDA-regulated product in interstate commerce, then it falls within FDA’s jurisdiction,” Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said at the hearing.

At the hearing, Peter Matz, food and health policy director at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), urged the FDA to act swiftly to provide retailers more clarity and create a pathway for the “legal and appropriate sale” of hemp and hemp-derived products. He noted that there’s already “staggering” demand for CBD products ranging from food, beverages and dietary supplements to topical items like creams and lotions.

USA TODAY reported that CBD often comes from a cannabis plant known as hemp, which is defined by the U.S. government as having less than 0.3% THC, the compound that causes marijuana’s mind-altering effect. CBD doesn’t cause that high, but fans of the products claim benefits including relief for pain and anxiety.

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.

The Food and Drug Administration said CBD-infused products run the gamut of human drugs, dietary supplements, conventional foods, animal foods and drugs, and cosmetics.

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The Enquirer has also reached out to the Cincinnati division for comment and timing.

CBD will likely not hit Ohio shelves at the same time as it will in Kentucky and Indiana.

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.

State law doesn’t differentiate between hemp and marijuana, and the Ohio State Pharmacy Board clarified last August that CBD falls under the purview of state’s medical marijuana program.

The Enquirer has also reached out to the Cincinnati division for comment and timing.

Kroger’s offerings have no THC content, Hurst told the Detroit News, and have been reviewed for quality and safety. Prices will range from $3.99 to $59.99 in Michagain. Brand names were not immediately available.

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Rachel Hurst, corporate affairs manager for the Kroger Michigan division told the Detriot Free Press will begin selling cannabidiol-infused products at stores in several states.

State law doesn’t differentiate between hemp and marijuana, and the Ohio State Pharmacy Board clarified last August that CBD falls under the purview of state’s medical marijuana program.

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is derived from cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and its components.