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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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Hemp Leaders Comment on the “Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act”

September 2, 2021
A group of leading hemp organizations, companies, and advocates sent a letter to Senators Schumer, Booker, and Wyden today requesting important changes to provisions of the “Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act” (CAOA) regarding hemp and cannabidiol (CBD). You can read their letter in this blog post.

Rod Discusses Delta 8 THC and International Cannabis Markets with Vapor Voice

September 1, 2021
“When Vapor Voice published an article on Delta-8 THC and other minor THC products in its last issue it seems readers had more questions concerning newly marketed cannabinoids than the story answered. To gain more insight into the state of the current overall global cannabis market, we went to one of the best resources in the business.”

North Carolina Hemp Program to be Regulated by the Feds

August 24, 2021
Only 25 of the 50 states have hemp plans that have been approved by the USDA. Hemp producers in states without approved plans, including NC, will need to apply directly to the USDA for their 2022 licenses.

Rod Discusses Cannabis Banking, Taxation, Federal Legalization, and Mexico With CannaBiz Connect (Video)

July 16, 2021
I recently discussed cannabis banking, taxation, federal legalization, and cannabis legalization in Mexico with Earl Carruthers of CannaBiz Connect. You can watch the of our conversation video here.

HIA Issues Legal Position Statement Supporting Delta-8 THC

June 23, 2021
The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) issued a press release and accompanying legal position statement in support of delta-8 THC and other hemp cannabinoids. We are proud to represent the HIA and to have prepared the position statement.

Rod Discusses Psychedelics and Cannabis On “How to Launch an Industry” (Podcast)

June 21, 2021
“How to Launch an Industry”, created and hosted by my friends, Dr. Jahan Marcu and Dr. Nigam Arora, is one of the most intelligent and creative podcasts I’ve encountered about the psychedelics and cannabis industries. I was a recent guest on the June 14 episode, “Profit and Laws”. 

Rod Discusses Legal Challenges Facing Hemp and CBD with The CBD Guide (Podcast)

June 8, 2021
Listen to an in-depth conversation about the challenges facing hemp and CBD businesses with Rod Kight and Scott Hawksworth of The CBD Guide.

Rod Discusses Delta-8 THC with The CBD Association (Video)

May 24, 2021
I recently discussed hemp-derived delta-8 THC with attorneys Matt Lewis and Morgan Davis of The CBD Association, a 501(c)6) nonprofit trade association that promotes strong and viable CBD and cannabinoid industries in the United States and internationally. A video of our conversation is embedded in this post.

Rod Kight and Shane Pennington Discuss DEA Lawsuit (Video)

May 17, 2021
The HIA recently hosted a video webinar to provide information about the case. I discussed the litigation with my colleague and friend, Shane Pennington, of the Vicente-Sederberg law firm. The hour-long webinar was moderated by HIA Executive Director Jody McGinniss. You can watch it here.

Is Delta-8 THC “Synthetic”? Does It Matter?

May 6, 2021
Is delta-8 THC a lawful hemp “derivative” under the 2018 Farm Bill, and thus exempt from the federal Controlled Substances Act?

Will the USPS Continue to Deliver Vapes?

April 26, 2021
In a recent publication, the USPS specifically addressed the mailability of CBD products. In a section titled “Mailability Beyond the PACT Act”, the USPS made it clear that ENDS implicate mailability statutes and regulations beyond the PACT Act.

Happy 420!

April 20, 2021
Happy 420 from Rod and Ashley Kight (and Ripley)!

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