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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The Future of Hemp Flower- Could it all go up in smoke? A Report From the Southern Hemp Expo.

By Rod Kight | September 16, 2019
The overall consensus among the panel members was that smokable hemp should be permitted in any state with an industrial hemp program. It provides consumers an alternative method of consuming industrial hemp, with many people choosing this approach to obtain its therapeutic benefits.

Why Can’t Medical Marijuana Patients Buy Guns? (Guest Post)

By Rod Kight | September 14, 2019
Federal law does not prohibit the sale of firearms to those arrested for domestic violence even though over half of female homicides occur at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. But if granny uses cannabis to treat her glaucoma, she can’t legally defend the homestead with her rifle?

FTC Sends Warning Letters to CBD Companies

By Rod Kight | September 11, 2019
It is clear is that the FTC has fully entered the CBD regulatory space and we can expect to hear more from it during the coming months.

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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