CVS stores in Maryland will soon sell CBD products – Baltimore Sun

Maryland is among seven states where CVS stores will soon begin selling topical products infused with the hemp derivative CBD.

The pharmacy chain will soon begin offering creams, lotions, sprays, roll-on products and salves containing CBD, a wellness ingredient used to treat ailments ranging from epilepsy and chronic pain to anxiety and insomnia.

CBD — short for cannabidiol — is among the primary chemical compounds found in hemp. Both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants, but hemp’s main chemical compound is CBD, while THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the prevalent active ingredient in marijuana plants.

Unlike THC, CBD does not contain psychoactive properties.