2019 Cannabis Independent Innovation Awards Program Announces Winners

The Cannabis Independent Innovation Awards program, the industry’s most robust recognition platform for the innovators and leaders of the cannabis industry, today announced the winners of their 2019 Awards program. The 2019 Cannabis Independent Innovation Awards attracted more than 1,900 nominations from around the world. The winners were chosen by a group of judges who are senior-level

By |2019-11-19T13:55:48-07:00November 19th, 2019|Hemp, HLG In The News, Marijuana|

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|

Week In Review – November 8th-14th

C3 Industries Closes Funding Round, Brings Total Capital Raised To $25M  The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based cannabis company C3 Industries, said Monday it has completed a private financing round that brings its total capital raised to date to more than $25 million. Read more South Africa’s Budding Cannabis Industry Is Waiting For Regulations To Catch Up Western Cape

By |2019-11-19T10:38:56-07:00November 14th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, 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|

Week In Review – November 1st-7th

Multimillion-Dollar US Cannabis Deals Near Completion Though both of the deals are set to improve the two multi-state operators’ (MSOs) market share across the US and could represent a newfound interest in the regulated cannabis industry at the state level by federal powers, cannabis deals overall have been downsized in the face of a struggling

By |2019-11-07T10:50:46-07:00November 7th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|

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|

Week In Review – October 25th – 31st, 2019

European Pot Firm Valued at $190 Million in New Funding Round  One of Europe’s crop of cannabis companies was valued at 150 million pounds ($190 million) in its most recent funding round, reflecting rising industry growth as well as investor appetite, despite a murky regulatory picture. Read more  Mexico Unveiled Its Recreational Cannabis Bill: 8

By |2019-10-30T12:14:42-06:00October 30th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|

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|

NYC NORML Award Winners Announced at Westside Bash

NYC NORML, New York's newest NORML chapter, made a big splash with a stoner soiree and awards presentation at Hudson Terrace on October 22. NORML founder Keith Stroup spoke to the revelers, reminding them New York was home to the first marijuana advocacy group. LeMar (for Legalize Marijuana), even before NORML. Eventually NORML merged with

By |2019-10-25T15:40:10-06:00October 25th, 2019|HLG In The News, Marijuana|

GUEST POST: Hemp In Guatemala

By Mario Andres Arroyo Unda President of Cañamo Industrial Guatemala Association –CAÑIG- One of cannabis’s subspecies, globally known as hemp, is arising as a commodity and a new industry around the world. Many countries have modified their legislation in order to be part of the supply chain of this new market, and others that have

By |2019-11-19T10:58:08-07:00October 24th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|