U.S. Customs And Border Patrol Bans Canadians, Then Changes Its Mind

Last October, I wrote Can Canadians Involved in the Legalized Marijuana Industry Enter the United States?   Now, nine months after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that has affirmed Hemp and its derivatives, including cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (“CBD”) and  delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”, provided that concentration of THC not be more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis) is

By |2019-09-18T10:31:58-06:00September 16th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs, International|

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 |2019-09-18T13:50:22-06:00September 9th, 2019|Bob's Voice, Hemp, HLG Blogs, International|

Why Mexico?

Part of the answer began to present itself when I checked in for my flight from Detroit headed to León, Guanajuato, Mexico. I found that there are four flights daily from Detroit. Curious, I asked a fellow traveler why that is so. Turns out that if you want to find the U.S. automobile parts industry,

By |2019-08-20T23:05:06-06:00June 13th, 2019|HLG Blogs, International, Marijuana|

Foreign Direct Investment In Cannabis Projects In Colombia. Is The Investment Safe There?

Relevance of the market opportunity Colombia represents for cannabis projects The United Nations’ Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 (amended by the 1972 Protocol), the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971, and the Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988 have set up the legal framework for the development of

By |2019-08-19T20:37:04-06:00January 23rd, 2019|HLG Blogs, International, Marijuana|

Medical Cannabis in Zimbabwe

Before I left on a five day trip in which I was given 6 days notice, wasn’t really sure of many of the travel details, and wasn’t certain exactly where I was going, my wife’s family actually asked me if I was positive I was going to comeback with all my organs intact. That’s how

By |2019-08-20T00:35:26-06:00December 21st, 2018|HLG Blogs, International, Marijuana|

Can Canadians Involved in the Legalized Marijuana Industry Enter the United States?

For months we have been hearing rumors that Canadian citizens who work in the Canadian legalized marijuana industry, or who invest in the sector either in Canada or in the United States, have been having trouble crossing the border into the United States.  Some rumors even indicated a lifetime ban for those Canadians who were

By |2019-08-20T00:34:36-06:00October 15th, 2018|HLG Blogs, International, Marijuana|

Uruguay postpones sale of cannabis once again

Uruguay Three years after cannabis was legalised, Uruguay’s government announced just a few months ago that it would soon commence state-controlled sales. The first harvest has already arrived and the cannabis buds should already be in the process of being dispensed to adult consumers with the assistance of the 1100 pharmacies in the country. However... More

By |2019-08-16T17:24:06-06:00February 22nd, 2017|HLG Blogs, International, Marijuana|

How Puerto Rico Became Legalized Marijuana’s Boomtown

Providing a dazzling array of federal and state tax exemptions and credits, a hugely untapped market serving all other states' card holders, and relief from profitability's greatest obstacle, IRC Section 280E, Puerto Rico is swiftly ­becoming the nation's most attractive ­jurisdiction to grow and dispense marijuana. Puerto Rico's Medical Marijuana Industry To bolster its manufacturing

By |2019-08-12T19:34:47-06:00January 25th, 2017|HLG Blogs, International, Marijuana|

Justin Trudeau may have made the best case for legal pot ever

Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization I've heard in recent years. It's worth quoting at length so I've done that below: Look, our approach on legalizing marijuana is not about creating a boutique industry or bringing in tax revenue, it’s

By |2019-08-12T19:38:17-06:00June 13th, 2016|HLG Blogs, International, Marijuana|