CBD Retailer To Offer Free Hand Sanitizer With Purchases

A cannabidiol (CBD) manufacturer and retailer is looking to offer free hand sanitizer with the purchase of its products.

North Carolina-based cbdMD on Wednesday announced that, in the coming weeks, the company intends to offer third-party manufactured single-use, alcohol-based hand sanitizers with purchases while supplies last.

The company says that the hand sanitizers will not contain any CBD.

“We believe in and support the great American spirit,” says cbdMD CMO Ken Cohn. “cbdMD is committed to do its part to help America through this Covid-19 crisis. We understand that Americans are anxious and we are here to help. We also seek to support those who follow the CDC’s recommendations by using hand sanitizers and washing our hands for 20 seconds.”

In the next sixty days, cbdMD intends to start manufacturing its own branded alcohol-based hand sanitizer products, which will also be CBD-free, under the authorization of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency (COVID-19) Guidance for Industry issued in March.

According to a press release, cbdMD has already ordered the ingredients for its line of hand sanitizers and has begun modifying manufacturing processes so that production can begin as soon as they arrive.

The company says that it will notify the public once a final production date has been confirmed.

Pre-notifications will also be sent to the 200,000 accounts that comprise cbdMD’s active online customer base.

When cbdMD’s hand sanitizer products become available, the company anticipates offering discounts for purchasing them together with other products such as Revive, which cbdMD says can help soothe the hands of those who follow the Center for Disease Control’s frequent hand washing recommendations.

In anticipation of ongoing demand for quality hand sanitizer products beyond the application of the FDA temporary rules, the company says it is working to fast track formal FDA registration of its facility in Charlotte, North Carolina to manufacture over-the-counter (OTC) formulations and products using proprietary hemp botanical extracts.

The company believes it will meet any OTC drug manufacturing requirements as the facility is currently registered with the FDA as a GMP-compliant food facility for the production of dietary supplements.