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Rod Kight & the Kight On Cannabis Blog
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 hope you find this blog to be informative, entertaining, and a helpful vehicle for cannabis advocacy. Cannabis should be legal in all of its forms and I intend for 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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The Definitive Word on Weed
The cannabis industry is growing like a weed. Since 2016, US revenue from cannabis has almost doubled.
In a very real and practical way, using one testing method can result in a different legal outcome than a using a different method.
“The evolving regulatory status of CBD”, a paper I co-wrote with Dr. Jamie Corroon, was published this week on the popular Project CBD website.
I enjoyed sharing a panel to discuss hemp legal issues with my friends and fellow attorneys at the Southern US Hemp Conference and Expo this week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Kight Law is pleased to announce that it has been included in U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers in America’s Best Law Firms 2019.
Growing hemp in the US will be different next year, whether or not Congress finally gets its act together and passes the 2018 Farm Bill with its new hemp provisions.
Research suggests that some cannabinoids may, in fact, increase focus, suppress appetite and keep users awake.
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.
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