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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.

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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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)!

Kentucky Gets It Wrong On Delta-8 THC

April 19, 2021
Kentucky had an opportunity to be a leader on delta-8 THC. Instead, and as with its prohibition on smokable hemp, Kentucky chose to stake out an official position that is not only wrongheaded from a policy standpoint but is also wrong in its legal analysis. How much longer can the Kentucky hemp industry bear the burden of these misguided official positions before succumbing to their weight?

Rod Discusses Total THC and Certificates of Analysis with RiskScout and Abundant Labs (Video)

April 1, 2021
Rod recently took part in a legal and scientific discussion of certificates of analysis and Total THC with Abundant Labs and RiskScout. Watch the video here.

Rod Discusses the Changing Regulatory Environment of Cannabis (Podcast)

March 22, 2021
In this podcast, hosted by John Bruford of CBD-Intel, Rod discusses cannabis regulation in the US, including the new Administration, the FDA, state laws, and related topics.

Total THC and Harvested Hemp

March 17, 2021
It is not unusual for a pre-harvested hemp crop with Total THC concentrations that are within 0.3% to result in harvested hemp with Total THC limits that exceed 0.3%. Is this harvested hemp legal?

Thought Leadership for the Hemp and Cannabis Industries

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