About Robert Hoban

Bob Hoban is the President and Founder of Hoban Law Group. Bob Hoban sits at the center of the world’s largest commercial cannabis industry network; a cannabis industry ecosystem that he has painstakingly cultivated since 2008.

Inspiration, Move Me Brightly

2020 Colorado Cannabis Laws Update  On January 1st, two new marijuana laws went into effect in Colorado. The first was House Bill 1234, which allows for the commercial delivery of medical marijuana.  While I recognize the market need for delivery services, I’m grateful that at the onset of recreational legalization Colorado began with a brick

By |2020-01-22T10:44:02-07:00January 22nd, 2020|Bob's Voice|

Gateway Proven Strategies

We’re not the best at what we do, we’re the only ones who do what we do. Whether you’re a well-seasoned cannabis industry operator or just getting your foot in the door, you should be asking yourself, “what does it take to create a truly successful, sustainable business in the cannabis space?” For years, clients

By |2020-01-10T13:34:04-07:00January 10th, 2020|Bob's Voice|

Now the Die Has Shaken, Now the Die Must Fall

How ANVISA’s Recent Cannabis Update Will Shape the Future of Policy and Global Trade for LatAm Earlier this month, a monumental shift occurred in the largest country in Latin America. On December 3rd, Brazil’s nationalized health care system, ANVISA, approved regulations for procedures pertaining to the manufacturing and importing of medicinal cannabis-based products and the

By |2019-12-30T15:46:16-07:00December 30th, 2019|Bob's Voice|

What’s Going on with the FDA’s Stance on CBD?

Ripple in still water When there is no pebble tossed Nor wind to blow Late last month, the FDA released a consumer update on products containing cannabis or cannabis derivatives. It’s unclear to me what the FDA is saying. Do they have studies to indicate that CBD is toxic? Are they using the same argument

By |2019-12-19T07:45:20-07:00December 18th, 2019|Bob's Voice|

Thanksgiving 2019 A lot to Be Grateful For

In addition to being the managing attorney here at Hoban Law Group, I’ve been a professor for the past seven years at the University of Denver. And perhaps, much to the chagrin of some parents, students in my class learn and discuss marijuana and hemp policy at an adult, responsible level. As an attorney, I

By |2019-12-18T11:10:21-07:00November 27th, 2019|Bob's Voice|

Is There Really a Market for Hemp Besides CBD?

One man gathers what another man spills. Right now, do we have a CBD industry or an industrial hemp industry? I think for the most part we have a CBD industry worldwide. The reason for this is twofold. The first part is perception. Hemp growers are not confident that there is a market for the

By |2019-12-18T11:10:30-07:00November 20th, 2019|Bob's Voice|

The Four Regulatory Lanes of the Cannabis Plant

“Busted, down on Bourbon Street Set up, like a bowlin' pin Knocked down, it gets to wearin' thin They just won't let you be” Last December, I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs. The conference was a tremendous success, even though it didn’t bring to

By |2019-12-18T11:43:09-07:00November 14th, 2019|Regulatory|

What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been

Here we are today, a little more than five years after the 2014 Farm Bill was passed, and we finally have recognition and approval by the federal government that industrial hemp is legal. Even though that’s what federal law said, that as far back as 2014, the historical weight of last week’s release of the

By |2019-12-18T11:43:30-07:00November 7th, 2019|Hemp|

When The Smoke Has Cleared

“When the smoke has cleared, she said, that's what she said to me: You're gonna want a bed to lay your head, and a little sympathy” Why We Need a Standardized THC Field Test In early September, I was at the 2nd annual Southern Hemp Expo in Nashville, TN. I spoke on the need for

By |2019-12-18T13:06:32-07:00October 30th, 2019|Bob's Voice|

Wake of the Flood

How the SAFE Banking Act Can Remove Barriers to U.S. Cannabis Finance In the third financial quarter of 2019, the“Big Four” public Canadian cannabis corporations lost nearly $14 billion in market capital. For the last few years, Canadian investment has been the prominent financial resource for the global cannabis industry. But now the time has

By |2019-12-18T13:04:52-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Banking and Finance|