HLG Expands as HLG Global

HLG Global


Around the world, countries and communities are considering, implementing, or managing new regulated industries in the cannabis industry. We have seen the vast expansion of the international hemp marketplace. And at the very same time, the emergence of the global marijuana economy has presented unprecedented opportunity. These are exciting times and business around the world are presented with industry-building opportunities on the grandest of scales. But these are also complex, challenging tasks. In order to navigate these challenges industry expertise, local/regional connectivity, and elite professional guidance is required.

Based in Denver, Colorado –the center of America’s regulated hemp and marijuana markets—the Hoban Law Group was the Nation’s first (since 2009) full time, full service business-oriented law firm serving the cannabis industry exclusively. HLG’s decade-long cannabis industry successes and reputation result from serving its entrepreneurial client base, which demands professional service with an eye towards new markets, new opportunities, and ultimately, global expansion/investment. As a result, HLG has created the world’s largest and most sophisticated cannabis industry network.

Today, HLG is the first U.S.-based law firm to expand its cannabis industry services across the globe, with attorneys in the European Union, Latin America, and beyond. With these resources, HLG:

  • assists with international expansion strategies;

  • facilitates capital raise efforts;

  • mergers and acquisitions (M&A);

  • cross-border transactions;

  • import/export;

  • FDA (and international equivalent);

  • provides accurate real-time country-by-country legal status;

  • assists with international distribution;

  • builds out international client asset portfolios within the global cannabis economy; and,

  • syncs the complex and varied international regulatory models in order to develop a cogent production and distribution strategy for our clients.

On the heels of our experience in the U.S. cannabis market, HLG has become a household name in the global cannabis economy, both in hemp and marijuana.

And because of what we do, who we are, and who we represent, HLG’s network is truly the largest cannabis industry network in the world.

As with HLG lawyers around the United States, the firm offers experienced and connected attorneys to provide legal services in numerous countries facing questions related to the regulated hemp and marijuana. HLG attorneys provide elite guidance on the many legal questions that arise for international businesses, politics/governments, and ancillary service providers.

HLG’s strategic global partners are a worldwide collection of professional consultants and service providers with expertise in the global hemp marketplace and the regulated marijuana industry, whether that be science-based, medical-focused, or otherwise. Our international consortium partners each bring their own expertise to the table; they are leaders in their respective fields. HLG’s global partnerships will be a resource benefitting all corners of the world in facilitating global commerce, navigating legalization, implementation, enforcement, and research, among other important issues.

Should you have any questions, or require assistance beginning/expanding operations, acquiring assets, or building out a competitive business plan, please contact HLG today.

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What does the InterCannAlliance do?

The InterCannAlliance brings advancements from mature legal cannabis markets to new and evolving legal cannabis markets around the globe, while fostering responsible, transparent and effective market practices.

Mission and Vision

The International Cannabis Alliance (InterCannAlliance) was created to educate and inform future market and thought leaders interested in the cannabis industry. The Alliance seeks to simplify the complex and inconsistent regulatory environments being implemented across and within nations and to help emerging markets capitalize on lessons learned elsewhere.

Who is the InterCannAlliance?

The InterCannAlliance unites respected leaders from industry segments considered to be critical building blocks for any cannabis market, including:

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  • Vicente Sederberg, Policy
  • HLG Global, Regulation
  • CohnReznick, Taxation
  • Steep Hill, Lab Testing
  • Simplifya, Compliance
  • Cultivation and Processing (global enterprises which will only be announced to attendees)
  • Mountain Medicine, Processing
  • Lift, Distribution and Customer Education
  • New Frontier Data, Data & Reporting