Rod Kight Law
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. He can be reached via email ([email protected]) or phone (828-55-9881).