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I am Rod Kight. I live in Asheville, North Carolina where I practice law, raise five kids, play music, advocate for cannabis legalization, and enjoy life.
I aim to do several things with this blog. First and foremost, I want to convey my thoughts about cannabis. In particular, I intend to focus on business and legal issues. But, I won't limit myself to those aspects of cannabis. I will also discuss health issues; newsworthy events; funny, interesting, and/or outrageous stories; history; politics; and other cannabis-related items of note.
Second, I intend to promote myself as a cannabis lawyer. This is a business tool for me which I also hope will be helpful to my past, present, and future clients. I intend to promote products, organizations, and individuals that I believe are worthy of promotion. Finally, I want this blog to be both entertaining and a vehicle for cannabis advocacy. Cannabis should be legal and I want this blog to be a part of the larger legalization movement.
Please be mindful that possessing, using, distributing and selling marijuana are all federal crimes and that this blog is not intended to give you any legal advice, much less lead you to believe that marijuana is legal under federal law. Please also note that even though marijuana is illegal under federal law, you will need to pay federal taxes just as though you are a legal entity. This is true even if you are a state law not-for-profit entity.
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One thing that appears to have gone unnoticed in all of the front page articles is the fact that Canada is not the largest jurisdiction in the world in which recreational (adult use) marijuana is lawful.
To say that all CBD is unlawful because it is a derivative of Cannabis is nonsensical; there are lawful and unlawful types of Cannabis.
The “Regulatory Status of Cannabidiol in the United States: A Perspective”, an article I co-wrote with Dr. Jamie Corroon, was published this week in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a peer reviewed journal.
Congress has not yet enacted the 2018 Farm Bill. It is likely to pass within the next 8 weeks or so. However, what is the current legal status of industrial hemp now that the 2014 Farm Act has expired?
Canada is clearly leading the way on global cannabis reform; the question remains will the United States follow suit quickly enough to capitalize on this nascent market before Canada asserts its dominance as a global provider of quality hemp and marijuana products?
The DEA has rescheduled Epidiolex, a product containing CBD derived from marijuana, from schedule 1 to schedule 5.
We can expect a bumpy ride until the 2018 Farm Bill is passed. So, buckle in and hold on for the next few months. Change is coming.
How upset will you be if someone steals your company name or the name of your best selling item?
Marijuana retailers in Oregon have until April 1, 2019 to become compliant with the new labeling rules.
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued two Guidance Documents regarding CBD this week that have caused an uproar. Is the Pharmacy Board right?
I am not exaggerating when I say that the future of your cannabis business, and the industry at large, may depend on the outcome of this case.
Regardless of the way this document has been used, the Joint Statement is not a reliable document on policy or law.
Jon Stewart, the former late night TV personality and host of The Daily Show, once quipped: “For America’s State Legislatures, the arc of the moral universe bends not toward justice, but backwards and up their own asses.”
MEDICAL MARIJUANA LABELING REQUIREMENTS 101 Proper medical marijuana labeling is essential…
The next big battleground for CBD is the extent to which it will be regulated by the FDA.
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