Earlier this month the CEO of Whole Foods expressed his interest to The Texas Tribune in alternative products like insects as proteins and cannabis being sold by his stores. He discussed that markets change and evolve and when government regulations accommodate for that then new products will be sold in all types of grocery stores. He voiced his support for legalizing cannabis all the way back in 2013 and now Whole Foods' website even lists several products made from cannabis as predictions for the hottest items in 2019, like hemp hearts, seeds and oils. Though the 2018 Farm Bill passed Whole Foods is still waiting for further legislation to approve them to begin selling hemp-CBD products and could even sell a wider variety of cannabis one day.
“Hemp hearts, seeds, and oils are nothing new to food and body care lovers — they’re in everything from waffle mix to dried pastas,” the company wrote on its website. “But a new interest in the potential benefits stemming from other parts of hemp plants has many brands looking to explore the booming cannabis biz.”