ATLANTA – Minute Suites, a concessionaire that offers spa services, cosmetics, portable chargers for electronics, and personal care products at airports in multiple states is looking to expand upon its product offerings for flyers. The company will begin selling CBD products by the end of the month at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
“We are fortunate to pioneer the availability of CBD products in ATL,” Chris Glass, chief operating officer for Minute Suites, said in a release. “CBD has proven effective in treating symptoms of many mental and physical health issues, as well as improving people’s overall well-being. It fits within our wellness mission.”
Travelers worn down from their trips and the overall airport experience will be able to purchase CBD products that are in compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. All cannabinoid products will be extracted from hemp and contain no more than 0.3 percent THC, in line with federal regulations set by the passage of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (farm bill). These products are allowed on flights by the TSA.
Minute Suites currently has locations at six airports but will operate a total of fifteen centers within the next year. It will be the first company to make CBD available for purchase at U.S. airports.
CBD availability has been rapidly expanding since Congress passed the farm bill. However, some CBD infused edibles and beverage makers have received warning letters from the FDA since the cannabinoid has yet to go through extensive federal testing. Despite its limited federal legal status, for some, it will surely be a surprising sight to see a cannabis-based product available at airports operating under federal law.
Minute Suites joins a growing list of national retailers including Sephora, CVS, Kroger, Walgreens, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, GNC, and Vitamin Shopee that currently stock CBD products.