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We hope you find this blog to be both informative and engaging. Since its creation several years ago by Rod Kight, the blog has addressed a wide number of legal issues impacting the cannabis industry.

Rod Kight is an award winning lawyer, advocate, and author focusing his efforts on supporting farmers, manufacturers, labs, distributors, brands, retailers, and others in the cannabis, hemp, marijuana, and CBD industries.

The Kight on Cannabis Blog Disclaimer
This blog is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to give you any legal advice. We recommend that you consult with an attorney before taking any actions with respect to cannabis, including hemp, marijuana, and/or any of their cannabinoids. Marijuana is illegal under federal law and the laws of many states. Possessing, using, distributing, and/or selling marijuana are all federal crimes. Please also note that even though marijuana is illegal under federal law, participants in the marijuana industry are required to pay federal taxes. This is true even for state not-for-profit entities.

Kight On Cannabis Blog

We hope you find this blog to be both informative and engaging. Since its creation several years ago by Rod Kight, the blog has addressed a wide number of legal issues impacting the cannabis industry.

Rod Kight is an award winning lawyer, advocate, and author focusing his efforts on supporting farmers, manufacturers, labs, distributors, brands, retailers, and others in the cannabis, hemp, marijuana, and CBD industries.

The Kight on Cannabis Blog Disclaimer
This blog is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to give you any legal advice. We recommend that you consult with an attorney before taking any actions with respect to cannabis, including hemp, marijuana, and/or any of their cannabinoids. Marijuana is illegal under federal law and the laws of many states. Possessing, using, distributing, and/or selling marijuana are all federal crimes. Please also note that even though marijuana is illegal under federal law, participants in the marijuana industry are required to pay federal taxes. This is true even for state not-for-profit entities.

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Rod Discusses THCa Flower with Shayda Torabi on the To Be Blunt Podcast

January 30, 2023
“You gotta go into this with eyes open, and if you’re gonna go into it, you need to make sure that you’re well educated.” – Rod Kight

Rod Discusses THCa and Other Hemp Issues with JD McCormick of American Healthy Alternatives (Video Podcast)

December 19, 2022
In this video podcast, Rod Kight discusses THCa, the 2023 Farm Bill, international cannabis law, and other important and emerging issues in the cannabis and hemp industry with JD McCormick, founder of the American Healthy Alternatives Association.

The International D8 Line

December 2, 2022
When is it legal to travel abroad with delta-8 THC or to sell it to customers outside the US? The answer is not very complicated.

THCa Flower- The Next Big Thing in Hempland?

September 14, 2022
We are suddenly receiving lots of calls about “THCa hemp flower”. In this article I will discuss what THCa flower is and the legal and practical issues you need to know about it.

Rod Discusses Hemp in NC with Charlotte NPR (Podcast)

August 2, 2022
In this podcast, Rod discusses the current state of hemp and marijuana in North Carolina with industry experts Bert James and Dr. Guochen Yang for the Charlotte Talks podcast on NPR station WFAE (90.7 FM).

Whoa There Pardner- Wrangling In the Confusion About Smokable Hemp in Texas

July 29, 2022
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and right now there is a huge amount of confusion regarding the legal status of smokable hemp in the Lone Star State. This blog post clarifies the issue. 

North Carolina Passes Last Minute Hemp Law

June 29, 2022
In a nail-biter scenario, the NC General Assembly passed hemp legislation late this afternoon, one day before all of the state’s existing hemp laws are set to expire. We expect the bill to be signed by Governor Cooper shortly. Thank you to all of the NC hemp industry participants and hemp-friendly legislators who got this done.

Rod’s Keynote speech: Perils Facing the Hemp and Cannabinoid Industry [Video]

June 23, 2022
In this keynote speech Rod addresses perils facing the hemp industry, including the threat posed by Big Marijuana, cannabis associations that purport to advocate for hemp while promoting corporate marijuana interests, and the current crisis for hemp in NC. Rod also discusses important federal law issues and practical recommendations for the hemp industry.

The Source Rule is Alive and Well

May 2, 2022
The Source Rule, which says that the source of a cannabinoid determines its legal status, is embedded into the legal fabric of the cannabis industry. In this article I respond to arguments claiming that the Source Rule is dead and show that, far from dead, it is now more relevant than ever.

Virginia Stomps Its Local Hemp Industry With New Law

April 21, 2022
Virginia’s attempt to provide further clarity regarding hemp extract and hemp-derived products has instead resulted in additional and onerous regulations that challenge the vitality of an industry it once strongly supported.

DEA Seed Letter – Triumph or Trap?

April 13, 2022
Since the DEA’s Seed Letter became public I have fielded a number of calls from clients about selling cannabis seeds. Everyone wants to know if it is possible to sell cannabis seeds and other low-THC cannabis materials, such as cannabis clones, and stay out of legal trouble. The answer is, “It depends”.

The Hemp Industry (Including D8) Needs Your Support to Defeat the DEA (Video)

April 5, 2022
Members of the legal team suing the DEA recently discussed the case, why it is critical to the hemp industry’s survival, and what a loss would mean for hemp companies across the nation. Watch the video here.

Thought Leadership for the Hemp and Cannabis Industries

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