Founder of Kight on Cannabis
Rod is a cannabis business law attorney who lives in Asheville, NC. He represents legal cannabis businesses throughout the country and is editor and chief writer of the Kight On Cannabis law blog (www.kightoncannabis.com), a popular blog that discusses evolving legal issues affecting the cannabis industry. Rod is the author of “Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know”, published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters (WestLaw) Company, in August 2015. Rod is on the advisory board for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine (AJEM), for which he also writes a legal column. AJEM is the first printed, peer-reviewed medical cannabis journal in North America. Rod is frequently interviewed on cannabis matters by major media outlets and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Time, Business Insider, and Business Insurance.
A strong believer in cannabis for personal and medical use after using it successfully during chemotherapy treatments for cancer (he is in remission), Rod is an attorney advocate for NORML. He is also a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, Women Grow, the Hemp Industries Association, and the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association. Rod has represented numerous cannabis businesses and been a presenter on cannabis legal issues at seminars across the country. He has also drafted and presented cannabis legislation to a foreign head of state.
Rod is married to his elementary school sweetheart, Ashley, who is also his office manager. Together they have 5 children. Rod is an avid musician who plays guitar in an Asheville-based rock band.