Rite Aid will pilot the sale of CBD creams, lotions and lip balms at stores in Oregon and Washington, store officials announced Thursday.

"We've heard from many customers about their interest in purchasing CBD products," Chief Operating Officer Bryan Everett said during a call with analysts Thursday to discuss the company's fourth-quarter earnings.

CBD, a hemp-derived cannabidiol, is a nonpsychoactive ingredient in cannabis that is becoming increasingly mainstream.

Everett noted the pilot would "better meet the needs and preferences of our customers in those communities."

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