Cannabidiol: Is CBD Legal in the United States in 2019?

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.

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