#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

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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

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*Isolate
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*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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