Rod Kight

Rod Kight attorney represents businesses in the cannabis industry in the US and internationally. He consults, assists with strategic planning, advises on compliance issues, and offers a full array of business services to the cannabis sector, including hemp, CBD and other cannabinoids, medical marijuana, and adult use marijuana.

Rod also drafts legislation for governments and promotes cannabis in lawful international markets.

California Goes Off the Rails About CBD

California Goes Off the Rails About CBD

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Food and Drug Branch (FDB), released a new FAQ, “Industrial Hemp and Cannabidiol (CBD) ...
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WHO Issues Glowing Report of CBD  But Gets the Law Wrong- A Legal Analysis

WHO Issues Glowing Report of CBD But Gets the Law Wrong- A Legal Analysis

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a Critical Review Report (Report) on cannabidiol (CBD) on June 7, 2018. The Report ...
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Did the Federal Right to Try Act  Just Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Did the Federal Right to Try Act Just Legalize Medical Marijuana?

I’ve heard and read a lot this week about how the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina ...
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A Legal Analysis of the DEA  Directive Regarding Cannabinoids

A Legal Analysis of the DEA Directive Regarding Cannabinoids

To say that the DEA is is slow in responding to matters regarding cannabis (other than raids and arrests) is ...
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Gambling on Sports May Be a Bad Bet for Marijuana

Gambling on Sports May Be a Bad Bet for Marijuana

The law at issue in the Murphy case, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, did “not make sports gambling ...
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IRC 280E DOES NOT APPLY TO  LAWFUL INDUSTRIAL HEMP BUSINESSES

IRC 280E DOES NOT APPLY TO LAWFUL INDUSTRIAL HEMP BUSINESSES

Rod Kight is a lawyer based in Asheville, NC. He is licensed in North Carolina and Oregon and represents legal ...
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Is the ‘Midwest Turnabout’ Becoming a CBD Trend?

Is the ‘Midwest Turnabout’ Becoming a CBD Trend?

The “Midwest Turnabout”, the name I’m giving to a rapid about-face on CBD policy that started with Indiana, appears to ...
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A TOUGH WEEK FOR CBD: THE HIA V. DEA RULING AND A WISCONSIN POLICY UNDERLINE NEED FOR CLARITY

A TOUGH WEEK FOR CBD: THE HIA V. DEA RULING AND A WISCONSIN POLICY UNDERLINE NEED FOR CLARITY

CBD is having a tough week. The Court issued an unfavorable ruling in the HIA v. DEA case and Wisconsin ...
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The McConnell Hemp Bill and Federal Preemption

The McConnell Hemp Bill and Federal Preemption

The most notable thing about The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, S. 2667, introduced by Senator McConnell on April 12, 2018 (Hemp ...
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What Does 420 Mean To You?

What Does 420 Mean To You?

For the cannabis industry, 420 means profits. According to a recent report in USA Today, “marijuana stores across the country ...
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Semantics Matter in the Law: An Analysis of the FDA Notice Regarding Cannabinoids

Semantics Matter in the Law: An Analysis of the FDA Notice Regarding Cannabinoids

Rather than focus this article on the particulars of the FDA request for comments on cannabinoids under docket FDA-2018-N-1072, I ...
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A Letter to Industrial Hemp  and CBD Businesses: Part 2

A Letter to Industrial Hemp and CBD Businesses: Part 2

The DEA has been less than helpful with respect to CBD. State law enforcement officers, and even hemp agriculture commissioners, ...
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