#9. Advice for Hemp Businesses Navigating the COVID19 Pandemic From the Executive Director of the NC Industrial Hemp Association – with Blake Butler

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Episode Notes

This week I talk with Blake Butler, Executive Director of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association. In this short podcast (audio and video available), Blake shares what he’s hearing from his associations’ members, the likelihood of the state banning smokeable hemp and good advice and encouragement for navigating the current COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are in the hemp and cannabis industry or a related industry, this one is worth a listen for considering how to take action during a crisis.

You can learn more about Blake and his association here: https://www.ncindhemp.org/

On Twitter https://twitter.com/NCHempIndustry

On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NCIndustrialHempAssociaton

About Blake Butler

Blake Butler is the co-founder of HempX and has been involved in the political, business, and activist side of industrial hemp industry in since 2014. Blake has organized hemp focused educational events in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Virginia and planted hemp for fiber and CBD with farming partners Franny and Jeff Tacy in 2017-18. Blake is also a partner in Adapt Public Relations in Asheville, NC.


About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:

*White label products
*Crude
*Distillate
*Tinctures
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit

www.TheSpectrumLabs.com

or contact us at (828) 229-7952

Asheville, NC

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#8. Financial advice for business owners navigating the COVID-19 epidemic from a certified accountant (podcast)

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A Different Episode…

For this podcast episode, we take a detour from our regularly scheduled program discussing the hemp industry. Today I speak with Mike Sowinski, CPA, about how to navigate your company during the COVID-19 crisis and future uncertainty. This is not all doom and gloom, we also discuss potential opportunities during this time. This conversation is applicable to hemp and cannabis companies as well as any small and medium-sized businesses that are navigating the Coronavirus uncertainty.

About Mike Sowinski

Mike Sowinski has managed financial operations for companies of all sizes, from small family-run enterprises with less than $100K in sales to Fortune 500 companies with $12 billion in sales. He is especially skilled at guiding businesses through complex financial scenarios with a distinctive mix of practical advice, on-target, problem-solving abilities, and a deft sense of humor.

He’s spent his entire career in financial management positions, working for business owners in real-world scenarios, skillfully managing a range of internal operations and business models. From simple cost-reduction programs to complex IPO procedures, Mike’s experience ranges from banks to insurance companies, national CPA firms, and smaller regional and local businesses. As a Chief Financial Officer, he effectively executed numerous external projects with audit firms and regulatory agencies.

In 2010, he became Accredited in Business Valuation and has performed more than 100 business appraisals in a multitude of industries. He has provided litigation support and has testified as a valuation expert in several owner disputes and equitable distribution matters.

He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He holds CPA licenses in Florida and North Carolina and has more than 25 years of progressive financial management experience.

His passions include original music composition and fishing.

Contact Mike: www.CFOConsultants.net

About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture and white-label these hemp extracts:

Crude
Distillate
Tinctures
Gummies
Lotions
Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952

Asheville, NC

#7. Everything you need to know about hemp and CBD from a research scientist’s perspective – with Emma Chasen (podcast)

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About Emma Chasen

Emma Chasen has a mission to educate people on the science behind Cannabis so that they may take charge of their own healing. After graduating from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in Medicinal Plant Research, Emma went on to coordinate Clinical Oncology trials with the Brown University Oncology Research Group. When her supervisor refused a Cannabis trial in favor of another expensive pharmaceutical drug, Emma quit and headed across the country to Portland, OR. She found her way to Farma, the popular Portland dispensary that takes a more scientific approach to Cannabis; rejecting the Indica/Sativa binary and instead focusing on chemotypes to determine effect. She began her career at Farma as a budtender and was quickly promoted to General Manager and eventually to Director of Education. In this role she was able to focus on educational efforts and create a robust training curriculum that focused on cannabis science, product knowledge and empathetic patient care. Emma now co-owns and operates Eminent Consulting, a cannabis consulting business that offers educational training and craft industry development for cannabis industry professionals and businesses. She helps brands develop educational marketing collateral and ongoing educational programs to further elevate their brand presence in a competitive industry. She also helps struggling and newly emerging cannabis businesses with business organization and sets them up for success in both the competitive medical and adult use markets. Emma was named Portland’s Best Budtender of 2016 and featured in Newsweek, MG Magazine, Forbes, High Times Magazine, The Centennial, The Oregon Leaf and Teen Vogue for her work with cannabis education. She is also a regular guest on many cannabis focused podcasts and has been featured on television for her ability to explain scientific concepts around cannabis in a way that is accessible and helpful to the general public.

https://www.eminentconsultingfirm.com/

https://www.instagram.com/echasen/?hl=en

Episode Notes

00:00 Emma Chasen Intro and context about the purpose of this episode

6:30 Emma Chasen’s answer to “What do you do?”

8:30 What is hemp?

9:00 Why is hemp limited to .3% THC and marijuana at greater than .3% THC

11:00 Craft hemp

13:30 Does .3% THC cause psychotropic effects in people

15:00 What is psychoactive?

15:30 What is psychotropic?

16:00 Is CBD psychoactive or psychotropic?

17:00 CBD, full-spectrum and its influence on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

17:30 What is the purpose of the Endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

17:45 What does CBD need to engage our ECS

18:00 Is there value of taking CBD alone (CBD isolate)

18:44 What is the ECS which was discovered in the 1990s?

19:00 The ECS is involved in all parts of our body

19:45 Cannabinoid receptors

21:00 Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency

22:00 Is there a test for ECS deficiency?

27:00 Looking at the chemical compounds of hemp

29:00 Major and minor hemp cannabinoids

29:45 What are terpenes?

33:00 The Entourage Effect

34:00 Flavonoids, polyphenols

35:00 A powerful CBD combination to prevent seizures CBD + THCA + Linalool

36:00 CBD + terpenes as an appetite suppressant

37:00 How to understand the therapeutic benefits of CBD + terpenes?

39:00 Full spectrum vs broad-spectrum vs isolate

39:45 What is full-spectrum hemp?

41:00 How full spectrum hemp is extracted

42:30 Broad spectrum hemp CBD and who it may be best suited for

43:00 Isolate CBD and which consumers might benefit from it

44:00 Can THC show up on a drug test after taking a CBD Hemp supplement?

45:00 Story of a bus driver who tested positive for THC in a drug test

47:00 Can CBD metabolize into THC in the body?

48:00 What are flavonoids?

49:00 The number of flavonoids included in cannabis; and which ones are unique only to cannabis

49:30 What are polyphenols?

51:30 Hemp and cannabis plant material waste

54:30 Discussing spagyric extraction.

57:00 Cannabis and research; Do we need more research?

1:00:00 Cannabis is an organic compound

1:02:00 Making medical claims with cannabis products

1:04:00 Variance between analytical testing labs

1:06:00 The mindset of experimenting with cannabis vs pharmaceuticals

1:09:00 Cannabis are great illuminators

1:11:00 Synthetic CBD vs organically derived cannabinoids

1:12:00 The benefit of synthetic compounds for specific symptoms

1:13:00 Recent research about CBD and alcohol consumption

1:14:00 Combining cannabinoids vs whole-plant extract

1:16:00 Cannabis and hemp trends in 2020 (USDA, presidential election)

1:20:00 Emma’s advice to the hemp industry for the next 12-18 months

1:25:00 Ethical selling and integrity of making and selling hemp, CBD and cannabis

1:27:00 Which products are missing in the hemp market?

1:30:00 How to guide a consumer starting with CBD hemp?

1:34:00 Emma’s suggestions to the consumer about how to choose the right cannabis company

1:35:00 How to reach and contact Emma Chasen

About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:

*Crude

*Distillate

*Tinctures

*Gummies

*Lotions

*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit

www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at

(828) 229-7952

Asheville, NC


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#6. 2020 Predictions From A Top Cannabis Attorney – With Rod Kight, Kight Law

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About Rod Kight

Rod Kight is the principal of Kight Law Office PC, which represents businesses in the cannabis industry, including hemp and CBD, throughout the USA and the world. Rod edits the popular Kight On Cannabis law blog and wrote “Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know”, a cannabis law primer for business executives published by Aspatore Books. Rod speaks at national cannabis conferences, drafts cannabis legislation, and is regularly quoted on cannabis matters in the media, including Time, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Business Insurance. He was recently named a “Top 30 Powerful Cannabis Litigator” by MG Magazine and one of the “100 People You Should Know” by Hemp Connoisseur Magazine. Rod testified at the FDA public hearing on cannabis. He writes and sits on the advisory board for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication.

Rod believes strongly in personal and medical cannabis use for many reasons, including that it helped him during chemotherapy treatments for cancer. He is an attorney advocate for NORML, and a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Hemp Industries Association, the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association, and the South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association.

Rod is married to his elementary school sweetheart, Ashley. She is also his office manager. They raise 5 children. Rod plays guitar in a rock band. You may contact him by email at [email protected] or phone (828-255-9881).

Episode Notes

2:30 Parenting stuff 😂
3:00 Superlawyers recognition
5:00 Rod’s growth with his law firm
6:30 Marijuana legalization in North Carolina
8:30 How long will it take for North Carolina to legalize Marijuana?
10:00 How to handle disparities between cannabis lab results?
11:00 What to look for with cannabis testing labs
17:00 What is Rod noticing with his recent client requests
21:00 Explanation of efficient breach of contracts
22:00 Will USDA interim hemp regulations help stabilize the cannabis industry?
27:00 Rod’s 2020 hemp and cannabis predictions
28:00 CBD will go mainstream
30:00 Crossing the Chasm as it relates to CBD adaptation in the marketplace
33:00 Track and Trace Hemp products
38:00 Vaping crisis
39:00 Does blockchain have a place in tracking hemp?
40:00 Availability of novel cannabinoids in the market: CBG, CBC, CBN, THCV
43:00 International CBD market will emerge
44:00 How to start considering exporting hemp and cannabis outside of the US
47:00 Upcoming international cannabis conferences
47:30 Insolvencies and bankruptcies in hemp and cannabis industry
50:00 Financial institutions courting hemp industry
52:00 Hemp industry opportunities; high risk, high reward
55:00 Reasons why international market is interested in US-based hemp and cannabis
56:00 How to connect with Rod Kight

About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:

*Crude
*Distillate
*Tinctures
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952

Asheville, NC


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#6. 2020 Predictions From A Top Cannabis Attorney – With Rod Kight, Kight Law (Podcast)

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About Rod Kight

Rod Kight is the principal of Kight Law Office PC, which represents businesses in the cannabis industry, including hemp and CBD, throughout the USA and the world. Rod edits the popular Kight On Cannabis law blog and wrote “Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know”, a cannabis law primer for business executives published by Aspatore Books. Rod speaks at national cannabis conferences, drafts cannabis legislation, and is regularly quoted on cannabis matters in the media, including Time, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Business Insurance. He was recently named a “Top 30 Powerful Cannabis Litigator” by MG Magazine and one of the “100 People You Should Know” by Hemp Connoisseur Magazine. Rod testified at the FDA public hearing on cannabis. He writes and sits on the advisory board for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication.

Rod believes strongly in personal and medical cannabis use for many reasons, including that it helped him during chemotherapy treatments for cancer. He is an attorney advocate for NORML, and a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Hemp Industries Association, the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association, and the South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association.

Rod is married to his elementary school sweetheart, Ashley. She is also his office manager. They raise 5 children. Rod plays guitar in a rock band. You may contact him by email at [email protected] or phone (828-255-9881).

Episode Notes

2:30 Parenting stuff 😂
3:00 Superlawyers recognition
5:00 Rod’s growth with his law firm
6:30 Marijuana legalization in North Carolina
8:30 How long will it take for North Carolina to legalize Marijuana?
10:00 How to handle disparities between cannabis lab results?
11:00 What to look for with cannabis testing labs
17:00 What is Rod noticing with his recent client requests
21:00 Explanation of efficient breach of contracts
22:00 Will USDA interim hemp regulations help stabilize the cannabis industry?
27:00 Rod’s 2020 hemp and cannabis predictions
28:00 CBD will go mainstream
30:00 Crossing the Chasm as it relates to CBD adaptation in the marketplace
33:00 Track and Trace Hemp products
38:00 Vaping crisis
39:00 Does blockchain have a place in tracking hemp?
40:00 Availability of novel cannabinoids in the market: CBG, CBC, CBN, THCV
43:00 International CBD market will emerge
44:00 How to start considering exporting hemp and cannabis outside of the US
47:00 Upcoming international cannabis conferences
47:30 Insolvencies and bankruptcies in hemp and cannabis industry
50:00 Financial institutions courting hemp industry
52:00 Hemp industry opportunities; high risk, high reward
55:00 Reasons why international market is interested in US-based hemp and cannabis
56:00 How to connect with Rod Kight

About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:

*Crude
*Distillate
*Tinctures
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952

Asheville, NC


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#5 A Veterinarian’s Experience With Marijuana And Hemp – with Tim Shu, DVM (Podcast) 🐱🐦🐩🐢

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Dr. Tim Shu is the founder and chief executive officer of VETCBD and Dr. Shu’s Pet Care. Dr. Shu founded his companies so pets could safely benefit from the multiple therapeutic uses of cannabis and hemp. By combining his expertise in veterinary medicine with his knowledge of medical cannabis, Dr. Shu formulates cannabinoid products to be safe and effective for use in animals. Prior to starting his companies, Dr. Shu practiced emergency, critical care, and general medicine. His work on cannabis and pets has garnered international attention and has been featured by The Today Show, CNBC, NPR, and The New York Times.

Episode Notes

00:55 Tim’s Background and how he started VETCBD
02:00 Endocannabinoid system
03:30 Why Tim decided to start researching hemp and CBD
05:30 Veterinarians and using cannabis in their practice
07:00 How Tim educates veterinarians about hemp
08:30 Safety and testing hemp and cannabis
12:00 What consumers are looking for
13:30 Why is .3% chosen as the THC limit for hemp
15:00 🐘The elephant in the room regarding .3% and extractions
16:00 Should pets avoid THC?
17:00 How to properly dose animals
19:00 How to tell if an animal is benefiting from hemp and cannabis
21:00 Success stories with animals after using cannabis
24:00 Tim’s thoughts about the hemp market in 2020
26:00 Do we have enough research on cannabis?
30:00 Cannabis and allergies
32:00 Navigating the fast-moving cannabis market
34:00 VETCBD’s four-pronged strategy
38:00 Different cannabis compounds for different animals and different breeds
39:00 Individualized medicine. How far off are we?
42:00 Our rudimentary understanding of the endocannabinoid system
44:00 How to get in touch with Tim Shu

About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:

*Crude
*Distillate
*Tinctures
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit

www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952

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4. The Future of Hemp is International – with Michael Patterson of Cannabis Pharmaceutical (Podcast)

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Michael Patterson NHA, OTR/L, CEASMichael Patterson is the CEO of US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development LLC (US Cannabis), a privately-held developmental consulting firm which was established in 2014 with the mission of moving society forward through legalized cannabis.  US Cannabis develops the legal cannabis/hemp/cbd markets globally across all platforms (education, cultivation, production, dispensing, research and development, management operations and compliance, and physician services).  US Cannabis currently works with national, state, and local governments, sovereign nations, and public/private companies in all aspects of the cannabis/hemp/CBD industry throughout the United States and Internationally.

Mr. Patterson is an internationally recognized speaker, subject matter expert in the global cannabis/hemp/cbd industry, and published author. Michael is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Akers Bioscience, a NASDAQ listed biotechnology company, Editorial Board Member for AJEM-American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine (the world’s first peer-reviewed printed scientific journal dedicated to the study of endocannabinoid science and medicine). Mr. Patterson is also a board member for the Medical Cannabis Society, Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness Foundation, cannabis/cbd industry writer for Florida MD Magazine, Orlando Medical News, and licensed Occupational Therapist and Nursing Home Administrator in 4 states.

Episode Notes

00:28 Why I got so much out of this conversation
2:37 How Michael answers the question: “What do you do?”
9:50 International trade
10:30 How Michael got into cannabis
20:00 State of the US Hemp/cannabis market
22:00 Cultivators storing for Spring and related issues
23:00 Specialty formulations
25:00 Starting into hemp fiber and non-extraction options
27:00 How to learn from others
29:00 Finding new markets for hemp and CBD
30:00 Consumer perception about what quality means
31:00 Why someone may buy your CBD product / Marketing
34:00 What you should really be selling / Branding
35:00 Netscape example and lessons to today’s cannabis market
36:00 MedMen
37:00 Echoes of history and applications to cannabis / prohibition / alcohol
39:00 Thinking about future uses of hemp. Example, hemp concrete
44:00 International. What should we know?
47:50 Using technology and overseas expansion
50:00 The benefits of attending international conferences
51:30 The art vs science of hemp
55:00 Perception of Michael’s circle of friends and family once he decided to join the cannabis industry
57:00 Networking on LinkedIn
58:00 When and how to get involved in hemp / cannabis
1:00:00 How to propose value to your clients
1:01:00 Michael’s important suggestion to gain knowledge in the hemp industry
1:02:00 The importance of understanding cannabis laws
1:04:00 How long it took Michael to transition into cannabis
1:05:00 Recommended resources: Gary Vee Vaynurchuck (Gary Vee on YouTube, NSFW)
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t
1:07:00 Michael’s call to action
1:08:08 Jim Carrey
1:10:00 Michael Patterson on LinkedIn

About Spectrum Labs

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:
*Crude
*Distillate
*Isolate
*Tinctures
*Vapes
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Candies
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit
www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952
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3. Debunking CBD Myths – with CBD Certified’s Anna Symonds (Podcast)

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About Anna Symonds

Anna has been in the cannabis industry for four years and is the Director of Education for East Fork Cultivars. For East Fork, Anna developed CBD Certified, a free cannabis science educational program which she has presented for the staff of more than 100 dispensaries across Oregon, as well as for numerous other retailers, industry groups, and the general public. This initiative has directly educated 2500+ people about CBD and cannabis science, and now will reach many more as an online class and on public access TV.
Anna holds an MA in Communication and is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society. She continues to educate lawmakers at the local, state, and national levels, lobbying for cannabis legalization, patient access, and removing the barriers to clinical research.

As an Athlete Ambassador for the nonprofit Athletes for Care, Anna speaks widely about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for elite athletes and everyday people, and promoting normalization of the plant. She spearheaded a petition signed by more than 150 professional athletes asking the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to remove THC from its Prohibited Substances list, receiving national and international news coverage.


Episode Notes

3:00 Anna’s journey into the cannabis industry
5:00 CBD Myths
5:30 Is “Psychoactive” the appropriate term for CBD?
7:20 How does CBD work in our body?
9:45 The medical marvel of the placebo effect
14:45 The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
17:00 The Entourage Effect
18:20 Cannabis and social justice. How cannabis companies can do what’s right
22:45 The Last Prisoner Project
25:00 Knowledge disparity with consumers and the business community
29:00 What is Rugby?
33:00 Cannabis and athletics, Cannabis for Care
36:00 Inflammation in the human body
38:30 How Anna uses cannabis and hemp to care for her body
39:30 What cannabis companies need to do to appeal to athletes
43:00 How consumers should know which hemp and cannabis products to purchase
46:00 Full spectrum vs isolate CBD
53:45 Hemp seed oil vs CBD oil
59:30 How an individual can begin to dose CBD oil
1:02:00 What is the titration effect?
1:06:00 Where to find sources for CBD and cannabis education
1:08:00 New study doubting Epidiolex; Anna’s thoughts
1:12:00 How to contact Anna


About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:
*Crude
*Distillate
*Isolate

*Tinctures
*Vapes
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Candies
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit
www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952
Asheville, NC


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2. What the new USDA Hemp Regulations Could Mean for the Cannabis Industry – With Attorney Rod Kight (Podcast)

This was a great conversation with Asheville-based attorney Rod Kight. We speak about Rod’s journey and how he ended up working in the cannabis industry, THC testing, USDA regulations, DEA-regulated labs, how to avoid hemp brokering deals from going sour, what to start working on today to succeed in cannabis tomorrow and much more.


About Rod Kight:

Rod Kight is the principal of Kight Law Office PC, which represents businesses in the cannabis industry, including hemp and CBD, throughout the USA and the world. Rod edits the popular Kight On Cannabis law blog and wrote “Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know”, a cannabis law primer for business executives published by Aspatore Books. Rod speaks at national cannabis conferences, drafts cannabis legislation, and is regularly quoted on cannabis matters in the media, including Time, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Business Insurance. He was recently named a “Top 30 Powerful Cannabis Litigator” by MG Magazine and one of the “100 People You Should Know” by Hemp Connoisseur Magazine. Rod testified at the FDA public hearing on cannabis. He writes and sits on the advisory board for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication.

Rod believes strongly in personal and medical cannabis use for many reasons, including that it helped him during chemotherapy treatments for cancer. He is an attorney advocate for NORML, and a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Hemp Industries Association, the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association, and the South Carolina Hemp Farmers Association.

Rod is married to his elementary school sweetheart, Ashley. She is also his office manager. They raise 5 children. Rod plays guitar in a rock band. You may contact him by email ([email protected]) or phone (828-255-9881).


About Spectrum Labs
At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:
*Crude
*Distillate
*Isolate

*Tinctures
*Vapes
*Gummies
*Lotions
*Candies
*Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit
www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952
Asheville, NC