Rod Kight

Rod Kight


International hemp & cannabis business law attorney with Kight on Cannabis and author of Cannabis Business Law

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Rod is a cannabis business law attorney who lives in Asheville, NC. He represents legal cannabis businesses throughout the country and the world and is the author of the Kight On Cannabis law blog, a popular blog that discusses evolving legal issues affecting the cannabis industry. He is also is the author of “Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know”, published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters (WestLaw) Company. Rod speaks at cannabis conferences across the country, drafts and presents cannabis legislation to foreign governments, and is regularly quoted on cannabis matters in the media. A significant portion of Rod’s practice involves representing clients in the hemp and CBD industry.

Rod is a strong believer in cannabis for personal and medical use after using it successfully during chemotherapy treatments for cancer (he is in remission). He is an attorney advocate for NORML, and a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, and the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association.

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. He can be reached via email ( or phone (828-255-9881).


November 26, 2018
Breakout Session: (Panelist) Legal Panel - Compliance and Law Enforcement
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM • Palisades Ballroom