Colorado Grants Pardons for Marijuana Possession

Marijuana Possession Convictions to be Pardoned in Colorado “The Governor may grant pardons to a class of defendants who were convicted of the possession of up to two ounces of marijuana.”  C.R.S. 16-17-102(2). On June 29, 2020 and in that one sentence, Colorado grants its Governor the unilateral power to pardon an entire class of

By |2020-07-10T09:35:56-06:00July 6th, 2020|Government and Policy|

Evolución Normativa del Cannabis en Ecuador

Xavier Valverde Carcach  Hoban Law Group Luego de años de lucha de un sinnúmero de colectivos pro cannabis y profesionales interesados en esta nueva industria, la Asamblea Nacional de Ecuador escuchó el clamor de quienes confiamos en el cáñamo como una alternativa para el sector agrícola de nuestro país y aprobó el 17 de septiembre

By |2020-07-07T15:15:59-06:00July 1st, 2020|HLG Global|

Mexico Cannabis Legal Update #17: Bill Introduced Against Sale of Paraphernalia

Written by Luis Armendariz On June 10, 2020 a bill was introduced in the Mexican Congress with the intention to sanction and ban sale of illegal drugs paraphernalia (equipment, products and material to produce, consume, conceal or prepare illegal drugs). Such bill is not yet being reviewed nor scheduled to voted by the corresponding comittees

By |2020-06-23T10:54:52-06:00June 23rd, 2020|HLG Global|

Colorado Has Done The Right Thing With HB 20-1424 Social Equity License

Although there are many metrics to calculate some of the damage the U.S. War on Drugs has inflicted on minorities the true extent of the damage may ultimately be too severe to be calculable.  The disastrous effects on minorities present in the foundations of social inequity are exponentially compounded as the years, decades and centuries

By |2020-07-02T09:43:27-06:00June 22nd, 2020|Government and Policy|

Illinois Adult Use Marijuana Sales

Written By:  Larry Mishkin A few years ago, when I would attend marijuana conferences around the country, everyone with whom I spoke always seemed ready to talk business opportunities until they heard I was from Illinois.  After that, talk quickly turned away from anything cannabis to Al Capone, Michael Jordan, the Cubs, whatever.  This was

By |2020-07-02T09:30:39-06:00June 17th, 2020|Government and Policy|

CBD, Amazon Distribution Channel and Trademarks

Written by Kevin Fortin Amazon.com is the largest on-line retailer in the United States and has overcome numerous obstacles to arrive in this position.  This author has worked with enforcement of IP rights including trademark on platforms including eBay and Amazon since the 1990’s. In the early days, trademark owners selling products at Amazon could

By |2020-06-19T17:15:48-06:00June 11th, 2020|Patents and Trademarks|

Investing in Cannabis during a Crisis

Brent Johnson, Hoban Law Group With the COVID-19 pandemic still front and center, the long-term impact of this virus on the broader economy and the cannabis industry remains highly uncertain. That said, cannabis is now “essential” in virtually all respects. Across the country, this portends a long-term boon for the industry and those who invest

By |2020-07-08T15:50:26-06:00June 1st, 2020|Corporate Securities|