Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado in 2012, a green wave has spread across the country. Today, 11 states have a commercial, regulated adult-use marijuana market, and that number is growing. A handful of additional states will be voting to join the green wave in the 2020 election this November.

In Colorado alone, there’s been more than $7.8 billion in sales, generating significant tax revenues for the state. This makes a compelling case for the federal legalization of marijuana. But what would it really take for that to happen?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have postulated that legalizing cannabis would help stimulate the U.S. economy, but there are a number of laws, policies, and regulations that would need to shift if we were to see legalization at the federal level. On The Hoban Minute, Bob and Eric have examined the possibility of marijuana legalization with leading lawyers, business owners, and cannabis advocates. Here are a few of the best Hoban Minute episodes on marijuana legalization:

Are We On the Verge of Federal Cannabis Legalization?

Bob and Eric consider whether a 2020 presidential candidate may push for the federal legalization of cannabis, a move similar to FDR’s repealing of alcohol prohibition during the great depression, with attorney Lilly Lentz.

Three Months Into Adult-Use Legalization: An Update on Illinois

Bob and Eric explore what’s working and what isn’t for Illinois’ brand new adult-use, commercial marijuana industry with Hoban Law Group Attorney and Co-Host of the Deadhead Cannabis Show, Larry Mishkin.

Protecting Incarcerated Communities During A Pandemic

Bob and Eric talk shifting paradigms and global perspectives on cannabis, and the challenges facing the legal marijuana industry in California with Founder of the Last Prisoner Project, Steve DeAngelo

Journalism’s Role in The Legalization of Cannabis

Bob and Eric investigate the role of journalism in normalizing cannabis in our collective consciousness with

Founder and CEO of Grasslands Agency, Ricardo Baca.