Mexico Cannabis Update

Resolution of the Supreme Court on the medicinal use of cannabis The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) unanimously approved Justice Eduardo Medina Mora’s proposed draft of a ruling that orders the Health Secretariat and COFEPRIS to issue the necessary regulations for the medicinal use of cannabis and its derivatives within a 180 business days

By |2019-09-18T13:02:35-06:00September 18th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

Week In Review – September 6-12, 2019

Pyxus International Signs Agreement With Cornell University For Hemp, CBD Research Pyxus entered the cannabis space last year by obtaining majority stakes in two Canadian cannabis producers, as well as a cultivation license. The company was previously a global tobacco wholesaler and distributor known as Alliance One International. It changed its name to Pyxus in 2018 as

By |2019-09-11T12:08:34-06:00September 11th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|

Litigation Looms As The Likeliest Outcome Of Oral Contracts Or Handshake Deals

To professionals having recently entered the industry space for legalized cannabis and hemp, the adjustment from the types of commercial issues encountered while working for a large mainstream corporation can be an abrupt, if not outright dramatic, switch. As an old legal saying goes, a contract is a contract is a contract. Yet, not all

By |2019-09-18T10:26:13-06:00September 11th, 2019|Hemp, HLG In The News, Marijuana|

New Jersey Cannabis Convention Coming to Atlantic City September 14-15

Atlantic City, New Jersey – September 5, 2019 – The first annual New Jersey Cannabis Convention is coming to the Atlantic City Convention Center for two days of business and medical education September 14-15, 2019. NJCANN will be the largest gathering of New Jersey’s medical marijuana industry professionals, and ultimately those looking forward to the

By |2019-09-18T10:26:33-06:00September 11th, 2019|HLG In The News, Marijuana|

Big Boss Man: Can’t You Hear Me When I Call?

Despite years of ignoring federal cannabis research applications, has the DEA given hope for a new frontier on cannabis research? Late last month, the DEA announced it's providing a pathway to expand opportunities for scientific and medical research into cannabis. I say cannabis because, even though the DEA’s announcement used the term “marijuana research,” it

By |2019-09-18T13:50:05-06:00September 10th, 2019|Bob's Voice, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

How to Move and Bank Cannabis Cash in the US and Beyond

Spanning 34 states and generating $10.8 billion domestically in 2018, banking and cash management is one of legalized marijuana’s greatest obstacles. While 633 banks and credit unions (financial institutions) provide marijuana growers, processors and sellers (marijuana-related businesses or MRBs) with accounts, this is a small fraction of nation’s 11,954 financial institutions, which, to offset onerous

By |2019-09-10T12:42:46-06:00September 10th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

I Love The Smell Of Hemp In The Morning…

It smells like victory and this is why. Those who have approached the cannabis plant over the years from criminal defense/social justice points of view will know that the "smell of marijuana" has justified an extraordinary number of stops, arrests, searches, and seizures. It has been the fundamental tool in the arbitrarily capricious and irrational

By |2019-09-16T22:03:24-06:00September 9th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

Risky Business: Investment In The Absence Of Federal Marijuana Legality

A quick note on language. Recently, there’s been a trend to rebrand the marijuana industry as the cannabis industry. While I understand the desire to move away from a word with a maligned origin, I can’t help but feel this escalates confusion; because hemp is cannabis, and marijuana is cannabis. And because legal definitions matter.

By |2019-09-18T13:50:32-06:00September 4th, 2019|Bob's Voice, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

Look Beyond the Valuation of a Cannabis Business to Create a Valuable Relationship

Many cannabis investors and companies seeking investments are looking to establish relationships with each other as strategic partners, not simply silent partners. A strong relationship between the two parties should be a top priority — if the parties aren’t willing to work towards this common objective, it is unlikely a good match. Using the process

By |2019-08-30T16:24:03-06:00August 5th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

U.S. Postal Services Unveils New Policy On Mailing Hemp-Derived CBD Products; Tennessee Hemp: Past, Present & Future; Mass. House Passes Bill To Help Grow Hemp Industry

FDA Extends Deadline For Public Comments On CBD Rules U.S. health regulators are giving hemp entrepreneurs and the public more time to weigh in on looming CBD rules. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in an announcement posted Thursday that comments will be accepted until July 16, two weeks longer than before. Read more U.S. Hemp-Based

By |2019-08-21T03:50:07-06:00June 28th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|