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 |2020-05-28T08:41:41-06:00May 28th, 2020|Bob's Voice|

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|Global Law|

Industry Group Asks Seven Governors To Legalize Marijuana To Aid Coronavirus Economic Recovery

A marijuana industry group sent letters to seven governors in the Northeast on Thursday, imploring them to push for cannabis legalization to aid in economic recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) said a regionally coordinated legalization strategy would help generate much-needed tax revenue from legal marijuana sales. “Governors in

By |2020-05-15T12:41:11-06:00May 15th, 2020|HLG In The News|

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|


Written by Steve Schain For legalized marijuana, the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic has been the worst of times and the best of times. Despite being deemed “ineligible” for much of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) benefits, nearly derailed by commercial-contract-voiding “force majeure” provisions, and denied federal bankruptcy protection, COVID-19 has resulted

By |2020-05-04T10:05:05-06:00May 1st, 2020|Government and Policy|

USDA’s Coronavirus Assistance Program for Agricultural Producers

Apr 28, 2020 /Charles Feldmann On April 17, the United States Department of Agriculture announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), a $19 billion immediate relief program with a focus on supporting farmers and ranchers, maintaining the integrity of the food supply chain, and ensuring Americans continue to have access to the food they need. This

By |2020-04-30T14:15:30-06:00April 30th, 2020|Banking and Finance|