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As societal attitudes have become more accepting of marijuana and many states have legalized it in some form, the cannabis industry is seen by many as an increasingly attractive business opportunity. In particular, cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis derivative, has become progressively more popular for its perceived health benefits, including pain and stress relief, acne treatment, and even a treatment for cancer and seizures. CBD can be found in an array of products from edibles to face creams, vaping pens, and topical oils.

Recent developments in federal law have removed major obstacles to the CBD industry, and all expectations are that the industry is set to experience exponential growth. Indeed, some estimate that it will be a $22 billion industry by 2020. Brightfield Group, Profitable Insights into the CBD and Cannabis Industry (2018).

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