‘COVID-19 changed everything’: Q&A on Mexico hemp with Luis Armendariz

Mexico’s path toward legalizing hemp and marijuana has been a bumpy one spanning three years now, starting with a law authorizing the medicinal use of cannabis under 1% THC content. Since then, the federal agency responsible for issuing guidance for using medical marijuana published its rules on Oct. 30, 2018 – but revoked them five

By |2020-07-10T09:02:16-06:00July 10th, 2020|HLG In The News|

Benefits Of Medical Marijuana According To Top 20 Experts In The Industry

The fact that medical marijuana exists means it must be doing wonders in the medicinal field. Despite the legal issues surrounding cannabis, experts have discovered its helpful benefits in managing various health conditions. That is why multiple states have allowed the use of marijuana for medical reasons. Today, with a marijuana card, you can legally

By |2020-07-06T19:31:58-06:00July 6th, 2020|HLG In The News|

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|

The Owner of Oakland’s Cult-Favorite Burmese Spot Has a New Restaurant in the Tenderloin

Former Grocery Cafe owner William Lue is slinging exceedingly affordable Burmese dishes — with or without hemp leaves — at his new restaurant, Herbal Before it closed permanently in late February, just ahead of the coronavirus shutdown, Grocery Cafe was one of the East Bay’s top Burmese restaurants — a homegrown success story that garnered national press

By |2020-07-02T09:30:38-06:00July 1st, 2020|HLG In The News|

3 Takeaways From ‘The Forward Contracting Hemp In An Oversupplied Market’ Webinar

Last week, PanXchange hosted a webinar titled “The Forward Contracting Hemp in an Oversupplied Market.” The session, which will soon be available to the public, covered many aspects of price risk management, including fixed-price transactions, crop insurance, sales contracts and various legal issues regarding contract terms. Here are three key takeaways: Bob Hoban, president and

By |2020-06-30T14:53:21-06:00June 30th, 2020|HLG In The News|

Using cGMPs in Manufacturing CBD-Infused Foods and Beverages

Seeking Federal Compliance: In the absence of federal movement on using CBD in foods and beverages, cannabis companies tackle cGMPs. The 2018 Farm Bill set the U.S. on a path toward significantly greater national exposure to cannabidiol (CBD) when it authorized cultivation of varieties of cannabis (or “industrial hemp”) bred to have minimal concentrations of

By |2020-06-29T14:17:17-06:00June 29th, 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|