Major U.S. retailers have high hopes for CBD sales in oils, creams and gummies

STAR TRIBUNE USA | Jackie Crosby

The market for gummy bears, creams, oils and drinks made with cannabis has exploded since December, when the 2018 Farm Bill freed hemp-based products from regulation as controlled substances.

CBD, shorthand for cannabidiol, is derived from hemp, which is part of the cannabis plant. Unlike marijuana, hemp doesn’t have the same psychoactive properties. CBD is said to ease pain, reduce anxiety and provide other feelings of wellness without the marijuana high.

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