Cannabis-derived extracts are one of the hottest trends in the consumer products industry. Sales of consumer products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are reported to exceed $510 million in 2018. Experts predict that the market for CBD products could grow to $22 billion by 2022. Hemp oil can now be found in all types of consumer packaged goods (CPG), ranging from lip balm to energy drinks and beyond. Last October, the New York Times asked, “Why is CBD Everywhere?” It’s a good question—especially for lawyers—because CBD’s legality remains largely in flux.
William F. Tarantino
Drawing on his considerable experience in environmental health, William (Bill) focuses his practice on environmental and consumer protection law, with an emphasis on hazardous substances, mass torts, and consumer product safety. Bill is highly regarded for his ability to coordinate technical, legal, and communications teams to counsel clients through crises. He has coordinated FDA and CPSC-led recalls of various products, as has served as More ›
Justin Fisch’s practice focuses on environmental, land use, energy, and social impact law, with a particular emphasis on natural resources, renewable energy, and climate change law and policy. He is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Environmental and Social Enterprise + Impact Investing Practice Groups in the San Francisco office. Justin has counseled clients on regulatory, litigation, and corporate matters involving site cleanup, investigations, emissions, More ›