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Teen and young-adult-focused retailer Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) is a seventh major retailer now selling CBD products. Urban Outfitters agreed to carry products from CBD for Life (a brand being acquired by iAnthus Capital Holdings in two of its California stores and four of its New York stores as a trial. Taking into account that younger people tend to have a more favorable view toward cannabis and CBD products than older Americans, the move to carry CBD products by the young-adult-focused Urban Outfitters is a no-brainer.

But the marijuana industry is far more complex than simply growing plants and selling dried flower to consumers. Rather, there are numerous ancillary businesses and niches within the cannabis space that are thriving above and beyond what we’ve witnessed as a whole. Perhaps no aspect of the green rush is more exciting than the rise of cannabis derivatives and cannabidiol (CBD).

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Health and wellness retailers

A ninth and final “retailer” that I’ll include in this list is Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG) . Although Simon Property Group doesn’t directly sell CBD products, as the largest mall operator in America, it’s directly responsible for approving or denying what stores goes into its malls. Recently, Simon Property Group and Green Growth Brands came to an agreement that allows Green Growth to open 108 shops in Simon’s malls this year to sell products containing CBD.

A fifth major wellness retailer where a consumer can pick up CBD products is GNC Holdings. GNC recently began selling a variety of CBD-infused topical creams of varying strengths. Known for supplying everything from performance supplements to health and beauty products, GNC’s entrance into the CBD space was a logical move designed to appeal to the full spectrum of its customer base.

Three of the most prominent health and wellness retailers to jump on the CBD bandwagon were pharmacy operators CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) , Walgreens Boosts Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) , and Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) . CVS Health kicked things off by announcing that it would carry CBD topicals in roughly 800 of its stores spanning eight states in March. Just days later, Walgreens Boots Alliance followed with a corresponding move to carry CBD-containing topicals in nearly 1,500 of its U.S. locations. Most recently, Rite Aid joined the party, announcing plans to carry CBD products in two states (Washington and Oregon). Considering that front-end sales for CVS Health, Walgreens, and Rite Aid tend to have very low margins, the introduction of CBD products may slightly boost margins, or at the very least improve foot traffic into their stores.

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) is a fourth brand-name retailer carrying CBD-based products. In mid-March, Ulta announced plans to carry five skin-care products from Cannuka that blend CBD with manuka, a type of honey that’s sourced from bees that pollinate Manuka trees. Ulta is currently able to sell these CBD skin-care products in all but three states (Nebraska, South Dakota, and Idaho) where CBD laws remain very strict.

If you are to stand out among the ocean of hemp-derived CBD wholesale sellers, you must prove it.

Your company and its stakeholders may also be slapped with criminal sanctions if you fail to monitor distribution, so keep this in mind if you want to penetrate the market on a large scale.

1. Look at third-party testing results.

When you are on the hunt for hemp-derived CBD distribution opportunities, pay attention to third-party testing. Request to see lab test results for each production batch of CBD and observe the levels of cannabinoids and terpenes (biological compounds in the plant that can have unique properties by strain) contained in the CBD product.

As noted by the FDA, making health claims about CBD is not permitted. On that note, let’s find out what else is required to attract CBD wholesale buyers.

During the testing phase, compare products side-by-side for an accurate insight into which brands are worth buying from. Make sure the products contain the same level of CBD, so as to draw up the most precise judgement on its potential. Keep a note of each brand’s pros and cons before coming to a conclusion.

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