“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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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, 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’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.