Robert Hoban

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.

Authorities Grapple With New Hemp Law Enforcement

Written by Bob Hoban Last September, I spoke on the importance of a whole-plant approach at the 2nd annual Southern Hemp Expo in Nashville, TN. But it’s not the whole-plant message I recall, rather it was the smokable hemp pre-rolls being handed out to attendees. This was the same in Las Vegas in December, and numerous other

By |2020-07-02T08:44:19-06:00July 2nd, 2020|HLG In The News|

Truth Or Consequences: The Pitfalls Of Federal Marijuana Legalization

Written By Bob Hoban The economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred interest in an otherwise seldom discussed subject matter - the federal legalization of marijuana. Just as necessity is the mother of invention, economic recovery seems to be the push for vice industries to go mainstream. A comparison has been drawn between

By |2020-07-02T09:43:55-06:00July 2nd, 2020|HLG In The News|

CBD Has Never Been A Controlled Substance

Robert Hoban Contributor My job is to shed light. Most specifically on the great intricacies of cannabis law, policy, and regulation. The past several years have seen extensive debate about the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD). Is it legal? Was it ever a controlled substance? How is it regulated? Lawyers, industry professionals, and learned scholars

By |2020-06-24T12:45:53-06:00June 24th, 2020|HLG In The News|

An “Essential” Distinction? Medical Versus Recreational Marijuana In The Time Of COVID-19

Robert Hoban Contributor Vices I cover the legal issues shaping the global cannabis industry. When Mitt Romney was running for president in 2012, he traveled to Colorado, where a reporter questioned him about the state’s impending legalization of recreational marijuana. “Ask me about something important,” he shot back, before calling on the next journalist. Less

By |2020-07-02T09:43:56-06:00June 17th, 2020|HLG In The News|

My Back Might Need Protection: IP in the Cannabis Industry

Intellectual property is commonly understood in the cannabis community as being synonymous with trademarks. But IP encompasses much more than logos and taglines. It also includes patents, trade secrets, and copyrights.  For companies creating unique formulations and for hemp and marijuana plant breeders, the options for IP can play an important role in your overarching

By |2020-08-03T09:01:08-06:00June 10th, 2020|Bob's Voice|

El Sol Saldrá Mañana: Un mensaje Global de Esperanza y Salud

Cuidado, porque aquí viene algunos consejos gratis. Antes del golpe del COVID-19, nuestro equipo en HLG se había estado preparando para el lanzamiento de un podcast. A medida que el impacto de la pandemia comenzó a remodelar nuestra vida cotidiana, decidimos usar esta nueva plataforma para promulgar la visión de los líderes mundiales en la

By |2020-05-20T16:02:42-06:00May 20th, 2020|HLG Global|
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