Using cGMPs in Manufacturing CBD-Infused Foods and Beverages

Seeking Federal Compliance: In the absence of federal movement on using CBD in foods and beverages, cannabis companies tackle cGMPs. The 2018 Farm Bill set the U.S. on a path toward significantly greater national exposure to cannabidiol (CBD) when it authorized cultivation of varieties of cannabis (or “industrial hemp”) bred to have minimal concentrations of

By |2020-06-29T14:17:17-06:00June 29th, 2020|HLG In The News|

CBD Has Never Been A Controlled Substance

Robert Hoban Contributor My job is to shed light. Most specifically on the great intricacies of cannabis law, policy, and regulation. The past several years have seen extensive debate about the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD). Is it legal? Was it ever a controlled substance? How is it regulated? Lawyers, industry professionals, and learned scholars

By |2020-06-24T12:45:53-06:00June 24th, 2020|HLG In The News|

Reflections on Colorado Hemp Week  

Last week, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an order proclaiming the week of June 6th  “Colorado Hemp Week” in the Centennial State. As he pointed out, Colorado was a pioneer for the reemergence of industrial hemp cultivation after decades of prohibition. When ballot measure Amendment 64 passed in 2012, while most folks celebrated the legalization

By |2020-07-02T09:43:28-06:00June 16th, 2020|Bob's Voice|

CBD, Amazon Distribution Channel and Trademarks

Written by Kevin Fortin 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|

The Hoban Minute – 51 Mackrell Solicitors’ Ricardo Geada | Client COVID Concerns

The Hoban Minute - 51 Mackrell Solicitors’ Ricardo Geada | Client COVID Concerns Bob and Eric sit down with Senior Associate at Mackrell Solicitors, Ricardo Geada to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the UK’s CBD industry, a recently commissioned study by Mackrell Solicitors on the perception of cannabis in England, and cannabis investment across

By |2020-07-08T15:46:38-06:00June 5th, 2020|The Hoban Minute|

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|

Charlotte, namesake of Charlotte’s Web hemp CBD brand, dies from COVID-19

Charlotte Figi, the 13-year-old inspiration to the nation's leading hemp CBD brand, helped launch the CBD industry. Charlotte Figi—the girl who single-handedly launched a thousand hemp CBD brands—has died at age 13 from complications related to the novel coronavirus. She is the youngest person to succumb to the virus in the state of Colorado. Charlotte was the namesake of

By |2020-07-08T15:46:52-06:00April 10th, 2020|HLG In The News|

Lighting of the Sun on Bright Unfocused Eyes: A Note on Repercussions from the DEA’s Descheduling of Epidiolex

On April 7th, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that Epidiolex was no longer being treated as a controlled substance. To truly appreciate this, we need some background. In 2018, Epidiolex, which is manufactured by Britain-based GW Pharmaceuticals, was the first cannabis-formulated drug to be approved by the FDA. Epidiolex is used to treat seizures associated

By |2020-04-09T14:10:57-06:00April 9th, 2020|Bob's Voice|