Target Pulls CBD Products From Its Online Store After One Week
Last week, Target became one of the first major retailers to start selling CBD-based products. As news of its new offering broke, Target quietly pulled the products, CBD-containing pills and oils from Charlotte’s Web, from its online inventory on Thursday, just one week after they were posted on Target.com.
In a statement emailed to The Mighty Thursday evening, a Target spokeswoman said, “We started carrying Charlotte’s Web hemp extract items last week on Target.com. After further review, we have decided to remove it from our assortment.”
Cannabidiol, or as it is more commonly known, CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp plants. Unlike marijuana, CBD is legal in all 50 states because it contains less than .03 percent THC, the compound known for making people feel “high” when using marijuana. CBD, unlike THC, does not have those mood-altering effects.
Those who use CBD oil say it has the potential to treat a wide range of health issues including anxiety disorders, chronic pain, epilepsy and side effects related to cancer. Charlotte’s Web is one of the more popular CBD products and was named after child Charlotte Figi, who used the product to treat her epilepsy.