Arguably the best known and largest pharmacy chain is the US, CVS, will start selling CBD (a cannabis derivative) products. As the chain is across the US it has stores in states that have not legalized cannabis thus legality is still questionable. What is sold will only be products such as creams, sprays or lotions, CVS specified that it will not sell CBD supplements or food additives as these products are still illegal under the FDA laws. The products will be supplied by the company cureleaf and will be sold in 800 stores across 10 states and soon the products will also be available on CVS.com. With large retailers like Barney’s and now CVS, cannabis products are becoming more widespread and the type of product you could buy easily and comfortably. This shows the larger audience and acceptance the drug is starting to get.
When reading the title of numerous articles you would think that what presidential candidate Cory booker said has a negative connotation. Booker criticized other senators bragging about their past cannabis use. However, the senator has been a supporter of legalizing marijuana for much longer than most of them. He has introduced multiple bills in attempts to legalize pot. Instead of criticizing the fact that these senators have consumed the drug it is about what goes on behind their consumption. Many young adults have non violent drug charges because of consumption, especially among minorities. Booker states that it cannot only be about legalizing the drug recreationally nationwide it also has to be about an entire policy shift towards marijuana including expunging records.
With the cannabis industry continuously growing companies are taking every celebration as a marketing opportunity to launch new products. The company Kiva Confections has released a ‘Pot O Gold’ edible for St Patrick’s day. The chocolate edible is infused with up to 5mg of THC in every piece and is laced in 24k gold. Kiva Confections has been developing edibles since 2010 that have the goal of a good potency but less taste of weed.