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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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Congress Should Allow 1% THC in Hemp- Will You Sign the Petition?

July 8, 2020
We encourage our readers to sign a petition sponsored by our friends at Vote Hemp that urges Congress to amend the definition of hemp to increase the THC limit to 1%. If enacted, this definitional change would result in a significant and positive change for the hemp industry.

CBD and the Novel Foods Dossier- A Practical Overview

July 6, 2020
The amount of information that needs to be included in a Novel Food application is quite significant, not to mention the fact that the information contained in a successful Novel Food application must be backed with technical and scientifically certified findings.

New Order Prohibits Use of Hemp and CBD By Military

July 4, 2020
Do we really want to deny our military Service Members access to otherwise lawful products that could provide significant relief just to preserve the integrity of an outmoded drug testing program?

Medical Cannabis and Workers’ Compensation

June 30, 2020
Workers’ compensation cases are likely to continue highlighting the tension between federal and state cannabis laws.

Novel Foods: Validation and the UK Deadline

June 10, 2020
If a CBD manufacturer’s application is validated prior to March 31, 2021, its CBD products can be lawfully sold in the UK throughout the whole period of the risk assessment (2-3 years).

“Hot” Hemp Extract- New Lawsuit Underlines Need for Clarity

June 8, 2020
While the Farm Bill is unequivocal about expanding the category of legal hemp to include “extracts”, it does not specify an acceptable upper THC concentration limit, nor explicitly allow or disallow for remediation through removal and destruction of some, or all, of the THC they contain.

CBD and the Novel Foods Directive- An Introduction

June 5, 2020
Manufacturers of food products containing CBD and other cannabinoid derivatives must submit a Novel Foods application in line with the Novel Foods Regulation in order to sell their products in the European Union.

Talking Cannabis (Podcast)

May 25, 2020
I recently had an in depth discussion with Maynard Breslow of Dank Discussions Podcast. We discussed a number of important topics currently facing the cannabis industry.

US Hemp Industry Launches Campaign to Support Healthcare Workers and Community Organizations

May 22, 2020
As in 1942 when US farmers were called to action through the Hemp for Victory Campaign to bring back hemp to help during WWII, the Friends of HEMP are calling on the US hemp industry to again prove the incredible potential of hemp in supporting our country during times of crisis.

COVID Claims & Financial Strains (Podcast)

May 18, 2020
I recently had a great discussion with Andrew Bish and Chad Frey of the Taking Root hemp podcast. We discussed a number of topics, including FDA claims and how hemp and CBD companies can weather the current financial storm.

Medical Cannabis Clinical Evidence Is Becoming Immune To State Borders

May 15, 2020
A physician’s education about cannabis medicine, and her patient’s treatment options, should not depend on their state of residence. Patient access should be based on sound science and physicians should receive comprehensive and uniform education regardless of the state in which they practice.

Is CBN the Next Big Thing? A Legal Analysis.

May 4, 2020
My vote for “the next CBD” goes to cannabinol (CBN). This is based on its growing acclaim as a safe sleep aid with few, if any, side effects.

Thought Leadership for the Hemp and Cannabis Industries

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