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|

The Owner of Oakland’s Cult-Favorite Burmese Spot Has a New Restaurant in the Tenderloin

Former Grocery Cafe owner William Lue is slinging exceedingly affordable Burmese dishes — with or without hemp leaves — at his new restaurant, Herbal Before it closed permanently in late February, just ahead of the coronavirus shutdown, Grocery Cafe was one of the East Bay’s top Burmese restaurants — a homegrown success story that garnered national press

By |2020-07-02T09:30:38-06:00July 1st, 2020|HLG In The News|

Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em: The Growing Business of Smokable Hemp

New Ground for Industrial Hemp With legal revisions pertaining to industrial hemp law, smokable hemp is set to explode within the growing market. The 2018 farm bill removed hemp from the controlled substances act, and established that henceforth, hemp is to be treated like any other agricultural commodity, traded freely in interstate commerce to be

By |2020-07-27T11:04:45-06:00June 29th, 2020|Hemp|

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|

California bill to regulate hemp extracts in food is delayed

A proposal to legalize hemp-derived extracts in food and beverages in California is on hold as lawmakers focus on coronavirus-related legislation to help the economy, but the bill’s sponsor says she’s bringing it back in August. Supporters of the legislation plan to argue in the forthcoming debate that regulating consumable hemp products is “an economic

By |2020-07-02T09:30:33-06:00May 13th, 2020|HLG In The News|

The Hoban Minute – 32 Hoban Law Group’s Cathleen Rocco | Securing Patent and Trademark Rights: Whether or Not you Can Patent Cannabis Varieties?

The Hoban Minute - 32 Hoban Law Group’s Cathleen Rocco | Securing Patent and Trademark Rights: Whether or Not you Can Patent Cannabis Varieties? Bob and Eric sit down with California-based Hoban Law Group Attorney, Cathleen Rocco to discuss the options cannabis operators have to protect their intellectual property, the risks CBD manufacturers take on

By |2020-07-02T09:30:40-06:00April 28th, 2020|The Hoban Minute|

The Flame From Your Stage Has Now Spread to the Floor

Do We Still Need A Bifurcated Dispensary System? This week, Governor Jared Polis issued an executive order proclaiming April 7th as Charlotte Figi Day in Colorado. Since Charlotte's passing, I’ve been reflecting on just how far this industry has come because of her. I think back to when we were all introduced to her on

By |2020-07-02T09:43:57-06:00April 23rd, 2020|Bob's Voice|

The Hoban Minute – 26 Hoban Law Group’s Patrick Goggin | The Latest Cannabis News From the Great State of California

The Hoban Minute - 26 Hoban Law Group’s Patrick Goggin | The Latest Cannabis News From the Great State of California April 20, 2020 Bob and Eric sit down with San Francisco-based Hoban Law Group Senior Attorney, Patrick Goggin to discuss the work of the California Hemp Council, OEHHA’s listing of THC as a chemical

By |2020-07-08T15:46:42-06:00April 21st, 2020|The Hoban Minute|
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