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 |2019-12-05T16:22:29-07:00December 5th, 2019|Bob's Voice, HLG Blogs, Our 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 |2019-12-05T08:45:42-07:00November 27th, 2019|Bob's Voice, 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|

An Unbroken Chain?

On August 1, 2019, Colombian cannabis producer Clever Leaves announced that its hemp oil brand, Esenia, had become the first hemp-based wellness product manufactured in Colombia to be imported into the United Kingdom for commercial purposes.  Several days later, on August 19, 2019, PharmaCielo Ltd. (the Canadian parent of Colombia's licensed cultivator and producer of medicinal-grade

By |2019-10-17T14:20:31-06:00September 9th, 2019|Bob's Voice, Hemp, HLG Blogs, International|

Risky Business: Investment In The Absence Of Federal Marijuana Legality

A quick note on language. Recently, there’s been a trend to rebrand the marijuana industry as the cannabis industry. While I understand the desire to move away from a word with a maligned origin, I can’t help but feel this escalates confusion; because hemp is cannabis, and marijuana is cannabis. And because legal definitions matter.

By |2019-09-18T13:50:32-06:00September 4th, 2019|Bob's Voice, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

A Tale of Necessity & Invention: Looking At Poland’s History With Hemp

Three years ago, I was in Poland representing a client in negotiating a license for industrial hemp seed varieties from the world’s leading hemp institute — The Polish Institute of Natural Fibers and Medicinal Plants. We were staying in a historic hotel in Poznan, a city of around 550,000 people; one of Poland’s oldest and

By |2019-09-18T13:50:46-06:00August 30th, 2019|Bob's Voice, Hemp, HLG Blogs|