Retailers, States Expand CBD Actions

Major dollar store chain starts selling topicals as local lawmakers move on multiple fronts
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CHICAGO — Dollar General has become the latest major retailer to delve into cannabidiol (CBD) products, according to the company. Meanwhile, state officials are moving on the category as well, with actions ranging from regulations to law enforcement.

The Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based dollar store chain said it will sell topical cosmetics at select stores in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Part of a continuing trend of investment and interest on the part of retailers, the latest round of CBD activity also involves state-level movement ranging from business development to regulatory actions. In the past month alone, developments have occurred in Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Montana and Wisconsin.

Here’s a summary of those activities:

Massachusetts retailer partners with Ceres

Topical-cosmetic sales to begin at locations in Tennessee, Kentucky

Processors, producers meet to discuss growth, marketing in state

New rules go into effect as 2020 begins

Financial curiosity grows around medicinal remedies, survey says

THC testing led to enforcement action, report says

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