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|

Is Marijuana Legalization Failing?

“Searchlight casting for faults in the clouds of delusion” In a few weeks, the first two decades of the 21st century will have come and gone. For myself, and the many who’ve fought for decades to end cannabis prohibition, the milestone shift toward reform and legalization of both sides of the plant - hemp and

By |2019-12-18T11:10:05-07:00December 5th, 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|

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|

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 |2019-12-18T11:10:55-07:00September 18th, 2019|Bob's Voice|

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 |2019-12-18T11:11:10-07:00September 10th, 2019|Bob's Voice|