Exhibit 99.1

CV Sciences, Inc. Appoints Deloitte & Touche LLP as Auditor

LAS VEGAS, April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: CVSI) (the “Company”, “CV Sciences”, “our”, “us” or “we”), a preeminent supplier and manufacturer of hemp CBD products, announced that it has appointed Deloitte & Touche LLP (“Deloitte”) as the Company’s new independent registered public accounting firm.

“Following a thorough selection process, the Company’s Audit Committee has concluded that Deloitte is best positioned to meet the evolving needs of CV Sciences. We would like to thank Tanner LLC for the quality work and expertise they have provided over the last three years,” said Joseph Dowling, Chief Executive Officer of CV Sciences.

The Company has also filed a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the engagement of Deloitte.

About CV Sciences, Inc.
CV Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: CVSI) operates two distinct business segments: a consumer product division focused on manufacturing, marketing and selling plant-based CBD products to a range of market sectors; and a drug development division focused on developing and commercializing CBD-based novel therapeutics utilizing synthetic CBD. The Company’s PlusCBD Oil™ is the top-selling brand of hemp-derived CBD on the market, according to SPINS, the leading provider of syndicated data and insights for the natural, organic and specialty products industry. CV Sciences, Inc. has primary offices and facilities in San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Additional information is available from OTCMarkets.com or by visiting www.cvsciences.com.

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