National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Rodney Kight Jr.
About Rodney Kight Jr.
Rod Kight is an Asheville attorney who specializes in bankruptcy. He is also an advocate for marijuana reform after having experienced its medical benefits during chemotherapy treatments for cancer. (He is happy to be in remission.) Rod spent years representing clients with drug charges before the NC State and Federal criminal courts. His current marijuana advocacy involves assisting business owne... read more »
Rod Kight is an Asheville attorney who specializes in bankruptcy. He is also an advocate for marijuana reform after having experienced its medical benefits during chemotherapy treatments for cancer. (He is happy to be in remission.)
Rod spent years representing clients with drug charges before the NC State and Federal criminal courts. His current marijuana advocacy involves assisting business owners prepare for the day- hopefully soon- when they can legally dispense marijuana, medically or otherwise. Rod has years of experience representing small businesses incorporate, litigate, reorganize, sell, and dissolve. He looks forward to being the attorney for marijuana dispensaries, growers, landlords, and others involved in the legal marijuana trade.
Rod is happily married to Ashley, a paralegal in the firm. Together, they have a blended family of 5 children. When not practicing law or running the kids from one activity to another, Rod and Ashley play music with their band, Whiz Mob, and enjoy exploring Asheville.
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|Area of Practice||% Focus|
|North Carolina||Member in Good Standing||1999|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||2013 – present|
|Board Certified Specialist||Bankruptcy Law Business||North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization||2006|
|Board Certified Specialist||Bankruptcy Law Consumer||North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization||2004|
|Board Certified Specialist||Business Bankruptcy Law||American Board of Certification||---|
|Board Certified Specialist||Consumer Bankruptcy Law||American Board of Certification||---|
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Publications and Articles
Published August 2015
Cannabis Business Law provides a thorough, top-down view of the legal issues that a cannabis business owner can expect to face. Although the cannabis industry grows at an unprecedented rate and the "green rush" is discussed in major media outlets on a daily basis, the law lags behind. As a whole, the cannabis industry faces contradictory laws, unfair tax treatment, litanies of overlapping regulations, an inability to participate fully in some forms of federal intellectual property protections, a