Mexico Cannabis Update #9

Preview of Medical Cannabis Rules by COFEPRIS Dr. Jose A. Novelo, director of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) appeared before the Mexican Senate’s Health Committee to discuss the current government’s public health agenda. Not surprisingly, one of the main subjects discussed was the status of the long-awaited regulations for medical

By |2019-10-17T17:02:21-06:00October 17th, 2019|HLG Blogs, International, Marijuana|

The Applications Of Hemp

Developing regions around the world have a renewed focus on the establishment of broad-based plant-centric economies.  But not just any plant will do.  To form a plant-based economy, even on a micro or regional scale, it is essential that the plant is versatile; that it can first provide viable sources of protein and other essential

By |2019-10-29T12:09:32-06:00October 17th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs, International|

Bob Hoban’s CannaTech Panama 2019 Presentation On Global Hemp

Watch HLG President & Founder, Bob Hoban's presentation on Global Hemp at Cannatech Panama 2019.

By |2019-10-03T11:26:07-06:00September 24th, 2019|Hemp, HLG In The News, International|

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 |2019-10-17T14:20:31-06:00September 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|