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So far Robert Hoban has created 16 blog entries.

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 |2019-11-19T10:33:29-07:00November 14th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

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 |2019-11-07T22:49:58-07:00November 7th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|

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 |2019-11-06T13:00:13-07:00October 30th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

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 |2019-10-23T20:15:55-06:00October 23rd, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

The Applications Of Hemp

Developing regions around the world have a renewed focus on the establishment of broad-based plant-centric economies.  But not just any plant will do.  To form a plant-based economy, even on a micro or regional scale, it is essential that the plant is versatile; that it can first provide viable sources of protein and other essential

By |2019-10-29T12:09:32-06:00October 17th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs, International|

Food for Thought

What the 2018 Farm Bill Means for THC It’s been nearly a year since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. As I sit back and reflect on the U.S. hemp industry over the last ten months, the progress is clear. Forty-five states have enacted hemp legislation, acreage has at least doubled since, and the

By |2019-10-17T12:45:32-06:00October 17th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

Two Days to Zoom Out

A Note on September’s HLG Retreat Over the last few years, we’ve developed a September tradition at Hoban Law Group. Our family of HLG attorneys, from across the country, and the globe, come to Denver for a two-day retreat. There has never been a room full of lawyers with less ego. Over the last decade,

By |2019-10-16T11:49:53-06:00October 11th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

The End is Nigh

A Non-Alarmist Perspective on the Vape Crisis Recently, there’s been an influx of reported fatalities that health officials in California, Indiana, Illinois, Oregon, and Minnesota have linked to vaping. Public officials, including President Trump, have called for additional regulations and an outright ban on electronic vapes. This is certainly a tragedy, and cause for concern,

By |2019-09-26T10:57:27-06:00September 24th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|

Going to Where the Puck Is

A Much Needed Paradigm Shift Toward a Whole Plant Approach You’d never make it in the NHL if you were a defender who always followed the puck. It’s not about where the puck is now, but all about anticipating where the puck is going. The same is true for the people thinking about the hemp

By |2019-09-24T13:06:23-06:00September 18th, 2019|Bob's Voice, Hemp, HLG Blogs|

Big Boss Man: Can’t You Hear Me When I Call?

Despite years of ignoring federal cannabis research applications, has the DEA given hope for a new frontier on cannabis research? Late last month, the DEA announced it's providing a pathway to expand opportunities for scientific and medical research into cannabis. I say cannabis because, even though the DEA’s announcement used the term “marijuana research,” it

By |2019-09-18T13:50:05-06:00September 10th, 2019|Bob's Voice, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|