Garrett Graff

About Garrett Graff

Garrett Graff is the Managing Attorney at Hoban Law Group, nationally recognized as a Cannabis Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal.

Garrett Graff Lecturer For The National Academy Of Continuing Legal Education

Lecturer Bio Garrett Graff, Esq. Garrett Graff is a Managing Attorney at Hoban Law Group, nationally recognized as a Cannabis Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal. He specializes in representation of both the marijuana and hemp industries. Garrett's practice involves corporate and M&A, real estate, regulatory/compliance, FDA/FTC compliance, intellectual property protection, and civil and commercial

By |2020-10-22T09:48:33-06:00October 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Shipping a Super Crop: An Overview of Importation and Exportation of Hemp

This article is authored by managing attorney, Garrett Graff. Hemp is one of the most environmentally sustainable agricultural products as hemp is cultivated in a variety of climates and its uses are innumerable, including food, fuel, fabric, bioplastics, paper, and other industrial products. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) removed hemp from

By |2020-09-22T13:40:20-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

The Current Status of Hemp and the FDA

This article is authored by managing attorney, Garrett Graff. Finished products containing hemp-derived ingredients are becoming increasingly popular as a myriad of products have and continue to enter the market since the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”).  The 2018 Farm Bill reserved regulatory authority over finished products that contain

By |2020-09-22T13:22:29-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

Crop Insurance Expands for Domestic Hemp Producers

With the growing popularity of hemp as an agricultural commodity, farmers are gravitating towards hemp production. When growing crops, corn for example, farmers are able to purchase crop insurance to cover or mitigate losses. However, crop insurance is not as accessible for hemp.  Prior to the recent regulatory changes implemented by the Agricultural Improvement Act

By |2020-07-08T15:48:52-06:00March 18th, 2020|Government and Policy|

So, you want to ship hemp?

This article is authored by Garrett Graff with contributions from our law clerk, Haley Keefer. As hemp continues to grow as a global commodity, the international shipment of hemp follows. Unfortunately, US-based cannabusinesses have encountered obstacles when shipping hemp and finished products containing hemp internationally. At this time, there is limited federal guidance from the

By |2020-07-08T15:48:53-06:00January 30th, 2020|HLG Global|

USDA (Finally) Releases Groundbreaking Interim Hemp Regulations

The (almost) year-long wait is over – at long last, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) issued its Interim Final Rule concerning the implementation of the hemp-related provisions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the “2018 Farm Bill”). This announcement marks an important step towards the realization of a streamlined domestic – and

By |2019-12-18T11:50:04-07:00October 30th, 2019|Hemp|

On the Watch: USDA Regulations

The wait may soon be over. Perhaps as soon as this week, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) is expected to issue its long-awaited regulations, finally implementing the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the “2018 Farm Bill”). Despite the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill on December 20, 2018, the hemp industry has continued

By |2019-12-18T12:18:16-07:00October 3rd, 2019|Hemp|

Hemp Investing 101: The Basics

Since 2014, the nascent hemp industry quickly developed into a profitable and attractive industry for investors. Now, with the boon of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp businesses and investors alike recognize the industry’s enormous potential, with endless uses for the hemp plant and numerous opportunities for investment. Notably, hemp is now treated by both federal

By |2019-12-18T12:35:38-07:00September 10th, 2019|Banking and Finance|

Pennsylvania Senators Unveil Bill to Foster an Adult-use Cannabis Program

Pennsylvania Senator Daylin Leach and Senator Sharif Street recently unveiled their plan to introduce legislation, Senate Bill 350 (“SB 350”), that — if passed — would legalize adult-use cannabis and create a corresponding regulatory program. SB 350 would permit adults over the age of 21 to purchase and consume adult-use cannabis, and, to grow up

By |2020-07-07T15:03:50-06:00April 3rd, 2019|Government and Policy|

Regulation of different CBD product types

As FDA and industry determine the legality of CBD in supplements and foods, brands are releasing oral ingestibles, cosmetics and less traditional products types. Hemp foods are nothing new in the United States. In the early 2000s, sterilized (hulled) hempseeds, cold-pressed hempseed oil and other similar products were widely available. Since then, Congress enacted laws

By |2019-12-18T12:48:39-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Regulatory|
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