Walgreens to sell CBD products in several states

(Courtesy of Walgreens)

Walgreens will soon jump on the CBD bandwagon.

The retailer announced that it will soon sell products containing cannabidiol at about 1,500 stores in nine states: Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois, and Indiana.

"The CBD-related items we are planning to carry are non-THC containing topical creams, patches and sprays," Walgreens said in a statement. "This product offering is in line with our efforts to provide a wider range of accessible health and wellbeing products and services to best meet the needs and preferences of our customers."

CBD is a chemical extract from the cannabis plant but typically does not have a psychoactive effect.

Sales of CBD oils, sprays, and other products have exploded in the United States in recent years because some research suggests it may have positive effects on pain, anxiety, epilepsy and more, according to WebMD.com.