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Legal and Business Considerations for National and International Hemp Markets

12:55       Welcome and Introductions

1:00         Legal and Business Considerations for National and International Hemp Markets

Marne Coit, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Don R. "Rod" Kight Jr., Kight Law Office, Asheville
Michael Patterson, US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development LLC (US Cannabis), Orlando, FL

The markets for hemp products are expanding, both within the U.S. and internationally. This program provides an overview of current hemp law in the U.S., as well as international law and business in this industry. Join us as we cover current trends in the industry.

2:30         Adjourn

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  • Marne Coit

    Marne Coit is a faculty member at NC State University's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, where she teaches food, agricultural and hemp law. She also runs NC State Extension's Hemp Law Program. She earned a master's degree in environmental law and a juris doctorate from Vermont Law School, and holds an LLM in food and agricultural law from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville. She is the co-author of the book "Food Systems Law: An Introduction for Non-Lawyers," published in July 2020.

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  • Don R. "Rod" Kight Jr.

    Don R. "Rod" Kight Jr. is a cannabis business law attorney. He represents legal cannabis businesses throughout the world and is editor and chief writer of the Kight On Cannabis law blog. Rod is the author of "Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know ", published by Aspatore Books in August 2015. Rod is on the advisory board for the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, for which he also writes a legal column.

    Rod is frequently quoted on cannabis matters by trade publications and major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Time, Politico, and Business Insider. Additionally, Rod has been listed in MG Magazine's list of "30 Powerful Litigators", Hemp Connoisseur Magazine's list of "100 People You Should Know", and High Time's "2020 Leaders in Cannabis Law." He is part of the legal team in a pending case against the DEA regarding hemp extracts and has drafted and presented cannabis legislation to a foreign head of state.

    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). Rod is an attorney advocate for NORML. He is also a member of the International Cannabis Bar Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Hemp Industries Association, and the South East Hemp Association.

    Rod resides in Mexico and Asheville, NC with his elementary school sweetheart, Ashley, who is also his office manager. Together they have a blended family with 5 kids. Rod is also an avid musician. He can be reached via email ( or phone (828.255.9881).

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  • Michael Patterson

    Michael 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).

    Michael is president and executive board member of MGMC-Pharma Group, an international medical cannabis pharmaceutical corporation with EU-GMP cannabis cultivation, production, and export/distribution licenses in 6 East African Countries (Lesotho, Tanzania, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Uganda) and offices in Australia, Italy, and the United States.

    Michael 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, International Cannabis/Hemp/CBD SME for Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)- an International Investment Consulting Group, Advisory Board member for Integrated Compliance Solutions, and 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).

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April 22, 2021
Thu 12:55 PM EDT

Duration 1H 35M

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