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Walgreens (WBA - Get Report) is getting in on the CBD craze, with drug retailer telling CNBC that it will sell CBD products at nearly 1,500 of its stores in select states.

Those states in clude Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois and Indiana. 

"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," Walgreens spokesman Brian Faith told CNBC. 

Walgreens is the second major drug retailer to announce that it will begin selling CBD products this month after CVS (CVS - Get Report) announced that it will begin selling products from Curaleaf  (CURLF) at 800 stores in 10 states.

"We have partnered with CBD product manufacturers that are complying with applicable laws and that meet CVS's high standards for quality," the retailer said in a statement to MarketWatch last week. 

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