Cannabidiol (CBD) appears to be everywhere lately — available as an additive in certain food and drink products, as an oil meant to be used as a dietary supplement and even in cosmetics. But despite the widespread popularity and excitement over CBD’s purported ability to provide therapeutic benefits, there is still some uncertainty as to its legality, especially when it comes to its presence in cosmetics. And although CBD is derived from a cannabis plant, its molecular structure — and, as a result, how the body processes it — is separate and distinct from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabis derivative that is commonly known for its psychoactive effects. Under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (more commonly known as the “2018 Farm Bill”), all cosmetic products made from industrial hemp (including CBD) will be legal under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The ability to manufacture, market and sell CBD products is still slightly complicated given the patchwork of state laws that are still in effect. To further confuse the issue, following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the FDA issued a press release acknowledging public interest in CBD, and pro...