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.

A Letter to Industrial Hemp and CBD Businesses: Part 1

A Letter to Industrial Hemp and CBD Businesses: Part 1

The US industrial hemp industry continues to gain momentum. I have personally witnessed a significant increase in business development, government ...
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Is Congress About to Fix Marijuana Banking?

Is Congress About to Fix Marijuana Banking?

The problem is the federal government. Specifically, the primary reason there is a dearth of real banking options for the ...
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Trump Administration Weighs  In On Industrial Hemp

Trump Administration Weighs In On Industrial Hemp

Although it is true that there have been some concerns about oversupply, these statements are disingenuous, at best. First of ...
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CBD, HEMP, AND THE “CURSE OF A VALID DEFENSE”

CBD, HEMP, AND THE “CURSE OF A VALID DEFENSE”

Oral arguments in the Hemp Industries Association v. DEA case wrapped up a few minutes ago. Attorney Bob Hoban argued ...
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Open Letter To: The Honorable Thom Tillis US Senator For North Carolina

Open Letter To: The Honorable Thom Tillis US Senator For North Carolina

"Mr. Tillis, I appreciate that you responded to me. However, your understanding of marijuana, as evidenced by your letter, is ...
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US Hemp Companies Face  Labeling Issues In The EU

US Hemp Companies Face Labeling Issues In The EU

I’ve recently had a run of clients face issues with the European Union (EU) over labeling requirements. The issue is ...
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Oregon Implements New Rules for  Hemp Products in the OLCC Market

Oregon Implements New Rules for Hemp Products in the OLCC Market

Authored By: Rod Kight 1-12-2018 The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) implemented new rules governing industrial hemp products sold in ...
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AG Jeff Sessions Withdraws Ogden and Cole Memos -  What this Means, What it Doesn’t Mean, and What to Expect

AG Jeff Sessions Withdraws Ogden and Cole Memos – What this Means, What it Doesn’t Mean, and What to Expect

The present state of the marijuana industry is largely based on these memos. Session’s memo explicitly withdrew these memos and ...
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Hemp and CBD Predictions for 2018

Hemp and CBD Predictions for 2018

I’m not keen on making New Year’s resolutions. However, given the rapidly developing hemp and CBD industry, I think it’s ...
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Veterans Health Administration Supports  Medical Marijuana Use in New Policy

Veterans Health Administration Supports Medical Marijuana Use in New Policy

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) released a policy this month that explicitly authorizes Veterans Administration (VA) doctors and pharmacists to ...
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Banking Issues Continue to  Vex Lawful Hemp Businesses

Banking Issues Continue to Vex Lawful Hemp Businesses

The marijuana industry’s lack of meaningful access to banking services is a phenomenon that continues to bleed into and affect ...
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Update: Proposed Amendment Would Fix Marijuana Tax Treatment

Update: Proposed Amendment Would Fix Marijuana Tax Treatment

Rod writes, "My article on Friday 1 December was about two amendments to the Republican tax bill proposed by Senator ...
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