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#28. Making Cannabis Industry Available to Everyone – with Brandon Banks of MCBA (podcast)

Podcast Show Notes with Brandon Banks

Self-taught cannabis cultivator and business owner, Brandon Banks, stands up for minority inclusion in the industry both as an individual and as a member of Minority Cannabis Business Association. Listen to his passionate journey of getting into the industry from growing sprouts in his basement to award-winning cannabis strains, and becoming a dispensary owner.

Despite more state regulations being progressively created in the US, there are significant gaps on social equity and industry accessibility to minorities. Community reinvestment and license openings are just a couple of goals in the MCBA’s work. Their members participate in policy creation to raise these matters and aim for more inclusive legal frameworks.

You can get in touch with Brandon at [email protected] or visit minoritycannabis.org to learn more.

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#27. Helping Law Enforcement Understand The Differences Between Hemp and Cannabis – with Bill Loucks of Hemp Cops (podcast)

Podcast Show Notes with Bill Loucks

Our conversation with Bill Loucks went around the perception cops have on hemp and cannabis, how consumers and businesses in the industry can contribute to a safer use and what further is there to do about a broader awareness of hemp.

Bill started with a couple stories that led to his mindset switch from regarding hemp as a dangerous substance to becoming a commodity.

Moving on, Bill shared his view on law enforcement pointing out that most police officers are unaware of the difference between hemp and cannabis, which leads to confusion and also strengthens stereotypes.

Following the latter, he listed best practice tips for consumers and businesses in the hemp industry, to support the authorities to determine the legality of the product being used or manufactured. For growers, he explained why it is important to communicate with the police on harvest season.

Bill finished with his consideration on the next step in the transition to greater social acceptance around hemp-derived products.

You can reach out to Bill at www.HempCops.com or [email protected] to get further guidance and information on training programs.

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Rod Kight Discusses New DEA Rules and How They May Destroy The Hemp Industry

19. Will New DEA Rules Destroy the Hemp Industry? – With Attorney Rod Kight, Kight Law (podcast)

Podcast Show Notes with Rod Kight

Asheville-based attorney, Rod Kight, is back to discuss the new DEA rule on hemp extracts. Jason and Rod also discuss how the DEA claims that hemp extracts with Delta-9 THC above 0.3% is an illegal substance, synthetic cannabinoids like Delta-8 THC, as well as the crucial North Carolina hemp pilot program that’s expiring in October 2020.

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#16. Daniel Shortt, Attorney – It’s Time To Abolish The DEA (podcast)

Podcast Show Notes with Daniel Shortt

A few days ago I saw an email slide into my inbox. My first though when I saw the title was, “No, this must be a joke.” The title was too intriguing to not read it. So I did. The next day, the article’s author and I were on the phone discussing the topic and decided to share a lengthier conversation for you to digest.

The author is attorney Daniel Shortt and the title of the article that peaked my curiosity:

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Dr Marne Coit guest on The Hemp Startup Journey Podcast

#15. Attorney Marne Coit – Cbd Oil Oversupply Concerns And Hemp Pilot Program In Jeopardy (podcast)

Podcast Show Notes with Dr. Marne Coit

This is a great conversation to listen to for anyone in the hemp community, but especially if you are a hemp farmer or are part of the hemp industry in North Carolina.

In this episode I discuss with attorney and department of agriculture professor at NC State:

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#6. 2020 Predictions From A Top Cannabis Attorney – With Rod Kight, Kight Law

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About Rod Kight

Rod Kight is the principal of Kight Law Office PC, which represents businesses in the cannabis industry, including hemp and CBD, throughout the USA and the world. Rod edits the popular Kight On Cannabis law blog and wrote “Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know”, a cannabis law primer for business executives published by Aspatore Books. Rod speaks at national cannabis conferences, drafts cannabis legislation, and is regularly quoted on cannabis matters in the media, including Time, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Business Insurance. He was recently named a “Top 30 Powerful Cannabis Litigator” by MG Magazine and one of the “100 People You Should Know” by Hemp Connoisseur Magazine. Rod testified at the FDA public hearing on cannabis. He writes and sits on the advisory board for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication.

Rod believes strongly in personal and medical cannabis use for many reasons, including that it helped him during chemotherapy treatments for cancer. He is an attorney advocate for NORML, and a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Hemp Industries Association, the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association, and the South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association.

Rod is married to his elementary school sweetheart, Ashley. She is also his office manager. They raise 5 children. Rod plays guitar in a rock band. You may contact him by email at [email protected] or phone (828-255-9881).

Episode Notes

2:30 Parenting stuff 😂
3:00 Superlawyers recognition
5:00 Rod’s growth with his law firm
6:30 Marijuana legalization in North Carolina
8:30 How long will it take for North Carolina to legalize Marijuana?
10:00 How to handle disparities between cannabis lab results?
11:00 What to look for with cannabis testing labs
17:00 What is Rod noticing with his recent client requests
21:00 Explanation of efficient breach of contracts
22:00 Will USDA interim hemp regulations help stabilize the cannabis industry?
27:00 Rod’s 2020 hemp and cannabis predictions
28:00 CBD will go mainstream
30:00 Crossing the Chasm as it relates to CBD adaptation in the marketplace
33:00 Track and Trace Hemp products
38:00 Vaping crisis
39:00 Does blockchain have a place in tracking hemp?
40:00 Availability of novel cannabinoids in the market: CBG, CBC, CBN, THCV
43:00 International CBD market will emerge
44:00 How to start considering exporting hemp and cannabis outside of the US
47:00 Upcoming international cannabis conferences
47:30 Insolvencies and bankruptcies in hemp and cannabis industry
50:00 Financial institutions courting hemp industry
52:00 Hemp industry opportunities; high risk, high reward
55:00 Reasons why international market is interested in US-based hemp and cannabis
56:00 How to connect with Rod Kight

About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:

*Crude
*Distillate
*Tinctures
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952

Asheville, NC


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#6. 2020 Predictions From A Top Cannabis Attorney – With Rod Kight, Kight Law (Podcast)

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About Rod Kight

Rod Kight is the principal of Kight Law Office PC, which represents businesses in the cannabis industry, including hemp and CBD, throughout the USA and the world. Rod edits the popular Kight On Cannabis law blog and wrote “Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know”, a cannabis law primer for business executives published by Aspatore Books. Rod speaks at national cannabis conferences, drafts cannabis legislation, and is regularly quoted on cannabis matters in the media, including Time, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Business Insurance. He was recently named a “Top 30 Powerful Cannabis Litigator” by MG Magazine and one of the “100 People You Should Know” by Hemp Connoisseur Magazine. Rod testified at the FDA public hearing on cannabis. He writes and sits on the advisory board for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication.

Rod believes strongly in personal and medical cannabis use for many reasons, including that it helped him during chemotherapy treatments for cancer. He is an attorney advocate for NORML, and a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Hemp Industries Association, the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association, and the South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association.

Rod is married to his elementary school sweetheart, Ashley. She is also his office manager. They raise 5 children. Rod plays guitar in a rock band. You may contact him by email at [email protected] or phone (828-255-9881).

Episode Notes

2:30 Parenting stuff 😂
3:00 Superlawyers recognition
5:00 Rod’s growth with his law firm
6:30 Marijuana legalization in North Carolina
8:30 How long will it take for North Carolina to legalize Marijuana?
10:00 How to handle disparities between cannabis lab results?
11:00 What to look for with cannabis testing labs
17:00 What is Rod noticing with his recent client requests
21:00 Explanation of efficient breach of contracts
22:00 Will USDA interim hemp regulations help stabilize the cannabis industry?
27:00 Rod’s 2020 hemp and cannabis predictions
28:00 CBD will go mainstream
30:00 Crossing the Chasm as it relates to CBD adaptation in the marketplace
33:00 Track and Trace Hemp products
38:00 Vaping crisis
39:00 Does blockchain have a place in tracking hemp?
40:00 Availability of novel cannabinoids in the market: CBG, CBC, CBN, THCV
43:00 International CBD market will emerge
44:00 How to start considering exporting hemp and cannabis outside of the US
47:00 Upcoming international cannabis conferences
47:30 Insolvencies and bankruptcies in hemp and cannabis industry
50:00 Financial institutions courting hemp industry
52:00 Hemp industry opportunities; high risk, high reward
55:00 Reasons why international market is interested in US-based hemp and cannabis
56:00 How to connect with Rod Kight

About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:

*Crude
*Distillate
*Tinctures
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952

Asheville, NC


***If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It takes less than a minute, and it really makes a difference in helping Apple recommend the show to new listeners. I also love reading the reviews!

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