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|

Black Dirt Lives Again! Mexico’s Bright Future for Cannabis

Back in February, prior to the COVID pause, I traveled to Mexico to discuss the future of Mexico’s cannabis policy with top political decision makers alongside HLG international attorney, Luis Armendariz. Mexico is on the brink of cannabis legalization for both marijuana and industrial hemp, and I cannot stress enough how significant of this move.

By |2020-07-10T09:46:15-06:00May 28th, 2020|Bob's Voice, HLG Global|

Mexico Update – Mexican Senate Committees approve Cannabis Bill… but Deadline Extended

On March 4, 2020, three Mexican Senate Committees approved in a joint session the general terms of the cannabis bill for a new Law for Cannabis Regulation (Ley de Regulacion del Cannabis) - last version circulated on February 28, 2020 (the “Bill”). The Committees’ approval placed the Bill on its way to the Senate's general

By |2020-05-21T08:35:33-06:00May 20th, 2020|HLG Global|

Monitoring the Momentum of Cannabis in Africa

Africa has seen a recent wave of legal developments surrounding commercial cannabis and there are signs that momentum is continuing to build at speed. It may yet be some time before regulated dispensaries serve legal, recreational marijuana to customers in African cities like Cape Town, South Africa or Accra, Ghana —  neither country has affirmatively

By |2020-05-20T09:21:06-06:00May 20th, 2020|HLG Global|

A Black Swan Event and Serendipity

In previous issues of FloraCulture International, I dedicated several columns to the subject of black swans and serendipity. Black swans are the brainchild of Lebanese American writer, statistician and former Wall Street trader, Nassim Taleb.  He describes a black swan as an event that is unanticipated, of extreme magnitude and is characterized by the widespread

By |2020-04-09T07:59:50-06:00April 6th, 2020|HLG Global|

Medical Cannabis Latin America & Caribbean Special Report

VOICE OF REASON Prætorium is working to assist local companies on the commercial aspects of the cannabis business to create further economic opportunities for the industry. What’s your opinion on the recent reform on medical cannabis passed by the Ecuadorian legislative assembly? The reform has significant meaning as it is part of the general reform

By |2020-06-22T10:35:09-06:00February 26th, 2020|HLG Global|


February 12, 2020 Senate issues Updated Cannabis Bill On January 15, 2020, the Senate’s Justice and Health’s Committee issued an updated draft of the new Law for Cannabis Regulation (Ley de Regulacion del Cannabis) and other proposed amendments to related provisions in the General Health Law (Ley General de Salud or LGS) and our Federal

By |2020-02-26T11:47:47-07:00February 26th, 2020|HLG Global|