Cannabis & Hemp Commerce

Commercial leadership and legal guidance for the cannabis industry backed by nearly two decades of experience.

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Vital Legal Guidance On Cannabis Commerce

We know that it is crucial for our clients to receive clear headed and informed legal advice in order to minimize risk and liability in the ever changing cannabis sector. 

To us, cannabis commerce and cannabis advocacy are two sides of the same coin. The more education we provide to the industry, the public, and public officials the more likely we are to have freer and broader commerce. Similarly, as commerce in cannabis products grows education and awareness increases. This results in people, businesses, and government agencies who are stakeholders in the cannabis industry. In other words, advocacy and commerce are a virtuous cycle. For these reasons, we take our role and responsibility seriously. First and foremost, we take time to learn and follow the laws as they evolve and change, both in the US and throughout the world. Our clients are some of the best informed in the cannabis industry. Second, through writing and speaking we focus our efforts on educating the public on the rapidly evolving cannabis sector. Third, we use our unique position to influence positive changes and, whenever possible, to steer the law in ways that are beneficial to our clients and the industry as a whole. In short, we believe that commerce is the key to unlocking the benefits of cannabis to the US and the world. 

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A Call for Clarification on Hemp Reform.

By Rod Kight | August 6, 2018

Jon Stewart, the former late night TV personality and host of The Daily Show, once quipped: “For America’s State Legislatures, the arc of the moral universe bends not toward justice, but backwards and up their own asses.”

Hemp and CBD: Is Red Yeast Rice the Proper Legal Precedent for FDA Regulation?

By Rod Kight | July 23, 2018

In light of the recent approval of Epidiolex, a cannabidiol (CBD) medication, by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there…

Rod Talks With Coach Freddie of the iHemp Revolution

By Rod Kight | July 16, 2018

I recently spoke with Coach Freddie about hemp, B-corps, and the future of the industry. Coach Freddie is a hemp…

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Board Certified Specialist in Consumer & Business Bankruptcy Law

Rod is a Board Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization.  Rod is licensed to practice in North Carolina and Oregon.

Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Rod was selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2012 and to the North Carolina Super Lawyers main list since 2015

Recognized by Business North Carolina Legal Elite

Selected to Business North Carolina Legal Elite Bankruptcy Section 2016-2017

AVVO Superb Rated Lawyer

10.0 Rating on Avvo; 28 5-Star Client Reviews and counting.

Avvo Client Choice Award

Avvo Client Choice Award Recipient 2015

AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer at Martindale Hubbell

AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell since 2014

Included in Best Lawyers in America 2018

Selected to Best Lawyers in America 2018 and Best Lawyers in America 2017 Winter Business Edition