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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North Carolina Hemp Bill Could Eliminate Smokable Hemp- Call to Action

By Rod Kight | June 21, 2019
The SBI contends that since hemp flower and marijuana flower can sometimes be indistinguishable, SB 315 would effectively legalize marijuana legal in North Carolina. We were not persuaded by this, or any of the other arguments SBI made that sought to limit the legal status of hemp in North Carolina.

DHL Will Not Ship Lawful Hemp or CBD Products

By Rod Kight | June 19, 2019
My client’s interaction with DHL reiterates my view that it is usually best to ship hemp and hemp products through the US Postal Service.

USPS Publishes New Guidelines for Mailing Hemp and Hemp Products

By Rod Kight | June 13, 2019
On June 6, an update from the United States Postal Service (USPS) arrived with new and more straightforward guidelines for mailing hemp and CBD in the United States.

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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