Sheetz announced Thursday that it has started offering CBD products at more than 140 of its convenience stores in Pennsylania, including six in Lancaster County.
The company said the products will include both isolate and full spectrum offerings "including topical rubs and patches, tinctures, vape pens, oral pouches, capsules, pet products and more."
It also confirmed that Floyd's of Leadville is one of the brands it will be selling. That Colorado-based business is tied to Lancaster County’s most famous bicyclist, Farmersville native Floyd Landis, who in February announced plans for a bicycle showroom and coffee shop in downtown Lancaster that will also sell hemp products.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound derived from cannabis. Industrial hemp and marijuana are both species of cannabis, but only marijuana has large amounts of the psychoactive substance THC, which is responsible for pot's reputation. By law, industrial hemp cannot contain more than 0.3% of THC – and in Pennsylvania, any CBD products bought over the counter must come from industrial hemp.
All CBD products will be kept behind the counter, Sheetz said, "and a 100 percent proof-of-age policy requiring customers to be 18 years of age or older to purchase will be strictly enforced," with customers who want to purchase CBD asked for proper identification, a valid driver’s license, passport or military identification card.
The list of participating stores is available here, including two in Ephrata, one in Lititz and three with Lancaster addresses.