Reflections on Colorado Hemp Week  

Last week, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an order proclaiming the week of June 6th  “Colorado Hemp Week” in the Centennial State. As he pointed out, Colorado was a pioneer for the reemergence of industrial hemp cultivation after decades of prohibition. When ballot measure Amendment 64 passed in 2012, while most folks celebrated the legalization

By |2020-07-02T09:43:28-06:00June 16th, 2020|Bob's Voice|

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 encomapsses much more than logos and taglines. It includes copyright patents and trade secret protection, and for companies creating unique formulations and for hemp and marijuana plant breeders, the options for IP can play an important role in your

By |2020-06-16T15:04:26-06:00June 10th, 2020|Bob's Voice|

Black Dirt Lives Again! Mexico’s Bright Future for Cannabis

Back in February, prior to the COVID pause, I traveled to Mexico to discuss the future of Mexico’s cannabis policy with top political decision makers alongside HLG international attorney, Luis Armendariz. Mexico is on the brink of cannabis legalization for both marijuana and industrial hemp, and I cannot stress enough how significant of this move.

By |2020-05-28T08:41:41-06:00May 28th, 2020|Bob's Voice|

The Flame From Your Stage Has Now Spread to the Floor

Do We Still Need A Bifurcated Dispensary System? This week, Governor Jared Polis issued an executive order proclaiming April 7th as Charlotte Figi Day in Colorado. Since Charlotte's passing, I’ve been reflecting on just how far this industry has come because of her. I think back to when we were all introduced to her on

By |2020-07-02T09:43:57-06:00April 23rd, 2020|Bob's Voice|