Target Was Selling Cannabis Products on Their Website...But Then Removed Them

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states in America, but that doesn't mean everyone's accepting the drug. Large retailers do not carry cannabis products and can't help people with prescriptions for it. 

So it came as a surprise when media outlets began reporting that Target, one of America's largest retailers, was selling oils containing CBD on its website. The products are called "Charlotte's Web" and they're largely used by people to prevent seizures. The oils do not get people high.

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Unfortunately, almost as soon as the media began reporting about the products, Target removed them from their website

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“We started carrying Charlotte’s Web hemp extract items last week on After further review, we have decided to remove it from our assortment,” said Kate Decker, a Target spokeswoman.

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any other information on the situation. Target put the products on their website on purpose, not as an accident. And then as soon as people noticed they were on the site, they decided to remove them. What's the point of putting a product on your website if you're going to remove it as soon as people find out about it? Wouldn't people finding out about it be exactly what you want?

Perhaps Target didn't think the CBD oils would be a big deal when they put it on their site. Or maybe they received some sort of complaint or legal notice. Who knows? All we know is for a second Target looked like they were a progressive retailer about to take advantage of an emerging market, and now they're back to being just another boring chain.


With the end of the spring legislative session just days away, New York lawmakers are making one final push towards legalizing cannabis in the Empire State. The hope is to vote on legalization this Wednesday. There have been a lot of ups and down for Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and his fight to legalize recreational cannabis in New York.

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