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, and energy law. He is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Environment and Energy Practice Group in the San Francisco office. Justin earned degrees in both common law and civil law from McGill University’s Faculty of Law. During law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy (MJSDL) and More ›