Marijuana products may be making their way on the shelves in Whole Foods Market, the organization’s CEO declared on Thursday.
“If cannabis is passed in Texas, chances are good that grocery stores will be selling that also,” John Mackey said in a talk hosted by The Texas Tribune when requested if Whole Foods could begin selling”choice” products. “You just never know what happens over the years with markets. They evolve and change.”
The same audience member who posed the original question then followed up by asking Mackey what particular cannabis products clients could expect first (“bugs or pot brownies?”) .
“Let’s see what happens with the market and the government regulations with time,” that the CEO reacted, reports The Boston Globe.
It’s not the first time that either Mackey or Whole Foods, that was purchased by Amazon in 2017, has commented on the increasing popularity of cannabis goods in the U.S. Not only did Mackey state he is in favor of marijuana legalization at a 2013 meeting with Mother Jones but Whole Foods also has hemp listed among the top 10 styles of 2019 on its own website.
“A new interest in the potential benefits stemming from different elements of hemp plants has a lot of brands seeking to learn more about the booming cannabis biz,” the site reads.
It is something that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will address sometime in April, based on remarks produced by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb during a House hearing last week. He noticed that the agency will hold a public meeting to go over the best way to regulate CBD and hemp in food and nutritional supplements.
And if Whole Foods begins stocking bud products depends entirely on its legalization.