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Lawsuits in the cannabis space

As the cannabis industry matures from illegal activity to legitimate businesses, it faces the same exposure to lawsuits that exist in other industries. Once upon a time—and not long ago—it would have been unheard of to try a cannabis civil lawsuit in an American courtroom. However, the cannabis industry cannot be ignored. With most

By |2019-08-21T15:15:26-06:00April 17th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

The USDA and Hemp: Status Check

The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) is ramping up its rulemaking process pursuant to the Agriculture Act of 2018 (the “2018 Farm Bill”). When the 2018 Farm Bill removed industrial hemp — and its derivatives — from the Controlled Substances Act, industrial hemp was placed under the USDA’s authority. The 2018 Farm Bill clarifies

By |2019-08-19T20:28:54-06:00March 11th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|

The New Congress Talks Cannabis

The new House of Representatives has announced its first cannabis-related hearing, “Challenges and Solutions: Access to Banking Services for Cannabis-Related Businesses,” which will take place on February 13 before a sub-committee of the House Financial Services Committee. The hearing will address, as the name suggests, the practical issues that cannabis businesses face in accessing banking

By |2019-08-19T20:30:53-06:00February 15th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

Progress Report: 2018 Farm Bill

With the recent passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 — the 2018 Farm Bill — these are exciting times for many in the cannabis industry. The 2018 Farm Bill is big news because this legislation was the product of concerted bipartisan effort in the nation’s capital, recognizing and restoring hemp’s deserved status in

By |2019-08-19T20:31:46-06:00February 8th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|