Organic Label Claims 101: What Hemp Businesses Need To Know Before Claiming “Organic” the Product Label

What Makes Hemp Organic? If you operate a business that manufactures, distributes, and/or sells hemp foods, supplements, or cosmetic products, your product may contain some organic ingredients. Your products may also include hemp extract ingredients derived from USDA-certified “organic” hemp crops. But what does this mean in terms of reflecting these organic ingredients on your

By |2020-09-22T11:21:01-06:00September 21st, 2020|Government and Policy, Hemp|

Hoban Law Group Files Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners in Washington v. Barr

The Hoban Law Group filed an amicus brief on behalf of two amici this week in support of the Petitioners’ writ of certiorari to encourage the Supreme Court of the United States to hear Marvin Washington, et al. v. William P. Barr, Attorney General, et. al.. Petitioners challenge marijuana’s schedule I status under the Controlled

By |2020-09-18T12:05:49-06:00September 18th, 2020|Government and Policy|

Will Marijuana become legal? Is federalization really what we want?

Federalization of Marijuana The Federalization of Marijuana will change the landscape of the localized marijuana industry and will be the next evolution in the realm of legal marijuana.  Federal legalization will certainly bring more basic business tools to marijuana entrepreneurs such as banking, access to federal loans and grants, interstate commerce, etc. But, what other

By |2020-09-03T14:57:36-06:00August 5th, 2020|Government and Policy|

It’s Illegal, So It Must Be Dangerous, Right?

The Relationship Between Cannabis and Law “Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse” - U.S. Controlled Substances Act "The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people.  You

By |2020-09-03T14:19:02-06:00August 5th, 2020|Government and Policy|

The Future of Hemp in California

The Growth of California Hemp Four months into the great 21st-century pandemic, it is a good time to look at the progress California is making on hemp, the challenges it has faced, and where the hemp roads lead in the golden state. 2019 saw over 30,000 acres of hemp grown in California under the 2014

By |2020-08-03T09:46:05-06:00July 24th, 2020|Government and Policy, Hemp|

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|

Colorado Has Done The Right Thing With HB-20-1424

Growing Social Equity in the Marijuana Industry Colorado legislature has made progress to ensure social equity in the emerging cannabis industry. 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.

By |2020-07-27T11:31:10-06:00June 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|

USDA to Host Webinar for Ag Producers Interested in Direct Relief Payments

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service and Farm Service Agency are hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1 p.m. eastern time for agricultural producers interested in applying for direct payments through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Initially announced in mid-April, the program allocates $16 billion for direct payments

By |2020-05-13T16:46:49-06:00May 13th, 2020|Government and Policy|
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