Its “Hemp is Legal” campaign was launched in May in which the group, including the likes of Hoban Law Group, Bluebird Botanicals, and Bish Enterprises, called out Facebook for having strict advertising policies preventing hemp introduction.

In a recent press release dated, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, the not-for-profit revealed a new step taken, and it involves financial institutions’ lack of support for the industry. Their advertisement read, “Stop Denying Hemp Banking,” with the website, displayed underneath.


President and Founder of Hoban Law Group, Bob Hoban stressed the importance of “uniform testing standards for law enforcement,” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) –something according to the head, does not presently exist.

He further argued that: “most of the seizures seen in the last three to six months have all been because of testing problems […] not because the plants were really marijuana.”