Golden Key 3.0 Event – Gateway Proven Strategies

Gateway Proven Strategies (GPS) and Hoban Law presents the Golden Key Party in Las Vegas on December 11, 2019. This multi-sensory immersion event has a carefully curated guest list consisting of founders, executives, investors, and influencers in the cannabis industry. Golden Key 3.0 will ask guests to embark on a journey of discovery through the

By |2019-11-20T20:36:53-07:00November 20th, 2019|Events, HLG Blogs|

Cannabis Corner: DEA Commander Turned Pot Co. Advocate

*This post was originally published on Law360 Law360 (November 13, 2019, 4:43 PM EST) -- Charles Feldmann has been involved in cannabis law longer than most people — albeit not always as an advocate for the industry. “My background really came from a heavy law enforcement side,” he told Law360. “Having gone to law school

By |2019-11-19T10:47:46-07:00November 14th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

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|

Holistic Pet Wellness And Hemp CBD

A Legal Perspective - by Heidi Mehaffey, Esq. and Contributions by Bridget Hill-Zayat, Esq * This article first appeared on ECRM.com  In a day and age where the majority of families own pets of all shapes and sizes, it should be no surprise that pet parents in the United States are estimated to spend more

By |2019-11-07T15:41:04-07:00November 7th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|

Introducing Gateway Proven Strategies

I first met Bob Hoban a decade ago when our two law firms began the uncertain journey into providing legal services to cannabis clients entering Colorado’s great marijuana social experiment. Who could have foreseen the explosion of a true international cannabis industry back then? Bob Hoban did. I admired Bob for his aggressiveness and intellectual

By |2019-10-31T11:32:01-06:00October 31st, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

USDA (Finally) Releases Groundbreaking Interim Hemp Regulations

The (almost) year-long wait is over – at long last, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) issued its Interim Final Rule concerning the implementation of the hemp-related provisions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the “2018 Farm Bill”). This announcement marks an important step towards the realization of a streamlined domestic – and

By |2019-10-30T10:39:32-06:00October 30th, 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|

FDA and FTC Issue Joint Warning Letter

On Tuesday, the FDA and FTC issued another joint Warning Letter to a company for selling and marketing “unapproved new drugs” containing CBD in violation of federal law. Not surprisingly, the letter cites numerous disease claims included in the marketing of these products (e.g., statements related to the treatment of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease, depression,

By |2019-10-25T09:42:15-06:00October 25th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|