Kroger to start selling CBD products

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Kroger is starting to sell CBD products. The nation's largest grocery will offer lotions, balms and oils in almost 1,000 stores across the country. Kroger will hold off selling CBD-infused food, as it has not yet been approved by the FDA. Kroger joins other retailers, including Walgreens and CVS, that are adding CBD products to their shelves. This as customers hope the cannabis compound can relieve problems like anxiety and pain.

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