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The FDA is considering regulatory options for CBD. This post was written by Kamran Aryah, an attorney with the Kight on Cannabis law firm. The FDA issued another statement on April 2 concerning hemp and CBD. This may very well be the final statement issued by Scott Gottlieb before his resignation. As has been typical of prior statements from the FDA Commissioner, the April 2 Statement again said a lot, without substantively changing FDA…
Hemp companies that believe they “own” a particular hemp strain and rush to file for a trademark registration may come away disappointed. This article is reposted with permission from Danny Zlatnik, a California lawyer experienced with both cannabis law and intellectual property. A common misconception about trademarks is that they are “names” that one can own after submitting an application for one. This is wrong for two reasons. First, the name of a product
CBD is becoming such a popular topic that I and my colleagues have found ourselves fielding calls about legal issues from media sources across the spectrum. To that point, I was recently quoted in Shape Magazine and Lawyer’s Weekly. The articles are republished below. Shape: Lawyers Weeky: April 11, 2019 Rod Kight is an attorney who represents lawful cannabis businesses. He speaks at cannabis conferences across the country, drafts and presents cannabis legislation to foreign…
CBD is becoming such a popular topic that I and my colleagues have found ourselves fielding calls about legal issues from media sources across the spectrum. To that point, I was recently quoted in Shape Magazine and Lawyer’s Weekly. The articles are republished below. Shape: Lawyers Weeky: April 11, 2019 Rod Kight is an attorney who represents lawful cannabis businesses. He speaks at cannabis conferences across the country, drafts and presents cannabis legislation to foreign…
Interchanging the terms “cannabis” and “marijuana” is fine for casual conversation but can cause problems with legal analysis. On the west coast, the term “cannabis” is quickly replacing “marijuana” as the preferred term. While this may be proper and laudable from a botanical and historical perspective, it muddies the water when analyzing legal issues. Here’s my 60 second primer on when to use these terms: [embedded content] March 25, 2019 Rod Kight is an attorney…
Rod Kight recently discussed emerging issues in cannabis law with Tom Howard. I recently talked cannabis law with attorney Tom Howard. We discussed cannabis law, CBD, THC testing, marijuana legal trivia, emerging trends, and lots of other things. Here’s the video: [embedded content] March 24, 2019 Rod Kight is an attorney who represents lawful cannabis businesses. He speaks at cannabis conferences across the country, drafts and presents cannabis legislation to foreign governments, is regularly…
Your comments on the Hemp Authority certification program are urgently needed. Tell the Hemp Authority your thoughts about its certification program before April 15. I recently wrote about deficiencies in the certification program proposed by the Hemp Authority that are concerning to a number of industry stakeholders. You can read our open letter about the program here. In response to the open letter, we were invited to a meeting in Anaheim, CA held by…
The mouth swab drug test is commonly used by employers. Many companies require their employees to take drug tests. If your dream job is to join the military, work for the government, or even be employed at a hospital, you should definitely expect to be tested. Failing drug tests usually guarantees a job termination (or being turned down for a prospective job). With something this big at stake, it is crucial to be well-versed on…
West Virginia Supports Hemp and CBD This post was written by Kamran Aryah, an attorney with the Kight on Cannabis law firm. We have written extensively about federalism, meaning the interaction between state and federal law, when it comes to regulating and transporting hemp and hemp products. Last week, the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia handed down a major victory for several hemp cultivators (Defendants), vindicating the lawful status of…