Colorado Has Done The Right Thing With HB 20-1424 Social Equity License

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.  The disastrous effects on minorities present in the foundations of social inequity are exponentially compounded as the years, decades and centuries

By |2020-07-02T09:43:27-06:00June 22nd, 2020|Government and Policy|

White House office reviewing FDA cannabis guidance

An FDA spokesman said his agency is "working toward a goal of providing additional guidance" related to marketing CBD for various products and has "made substantial progress." An office that serves President Donald Trump is reviewing a draft cannabis guidance document from FDA—possibly signaling progress in the public health agency’s examination of whether and how

By |2020-07-08T15:48:50-06:00June 10th, 2020|HLG In The News|

What Cannabis Companies Need to Know About The Federal Stimulus Package

Join us  as Steve Schain, a senior attorney at the Hoban Law Group, walks through the potential benefits of Congress’s $2 trillion plan to cannabis entrepreneurs and employees. Watch the on-demand webinar now! About the Speaker Steve Schain chairs the global cannabis law firm Hoban Law Group's Pennsylvania and New Jersey practice and chairs its

By |2020-04-24T09:17:20-06:00April 24th, 2020|HLG In The News|

Just Left There to Float: A Heightened Need for Collaboration with Stimulus Dollars Out Of Reach

Late last month, the federal government passed a $2.2 trillion package to keep the economy from sinking into a recession in the wake of COVID-19. Currently, there are stimulus package dollars being offered at the state, local, and federal levels. But what access does the cannabis industry have to these resources for economic assistance? Let's

By |2020-07-02T09:43:57-06:00April 16th, 2020|Bob's Voice|

Free Webinar | April 15: What Cannabis Companies Need to Know About The Federal Stimulus Package

Join us on April 15 at Noon PST / 3PM EST as Steve Schain, a senior attorney at the Hoban Law Group, walks through the potential benefits of Congress’s $2 trillion plan to cannabis entrepreneurs and employees. Register Now Steve Schain chairs the global cannabis law firm Hoban Law Group's Pennsylvania and New Jersey practice

By |2020-06-16T13:29:43-06:00April 15th, 2020|HLG In The News|

If You Plant Ice, You’re Gonna Harvest Wind

Why Are Politicians Blocking Federal Banking Services for Legitimate Cannabusinesses? On February 13th, twelve members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Reps. Ken Buck and Doug Lamborn from Colorado, sent a letter stirring further pessimism for cannabis banking to Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Mike Crapo. Back in

By |2020-07-02T09:43:58-06:00March 25th, 2020|Bob's Voice|

MED Adopts Emergency Rules to Accommodate for COVID-19

In efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Governor Jared Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 011 on March 20th, 2020 which temporarily suspends selected regulatory statutes in response to COVID-19. Grouped with numerous other suspensions, the Executive Order allows both Medical and Retail Marijuana Stores (“Licensees”) to conduct online and telephone sales transactions and

By |2020-07-02T09:43:59-06:00March 24th, 2020|Government and Policy|

49 State Banking Associations Demand SAFE Banking Act’s Passage

To increase banking access for businesses within or serving the cannabis industry, on March 6, 2020, banking associations from 49 states and Puerto Rico wrote a joint letter to Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and ranking member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) (“Banking Association Letter”) demanding the passage of the “Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act

By |2020-03-12T10:21:46-06:00March 12th, 2020|Government and Policy|

 Deciphering Davos: Mobilizing Support for the Global Cannabis Economy

I spent a considerable amount of 2019 traveling across Latin America working with industry and government leaders to advance cannabis policy, connect transactions, and understand the emerging market for hemp and marijuana in LatAm. Near the tail end of last year, I was extended an invitation to participate in several events taking place at and

By |2020-03-11T09:57:26-06:00March 11th, 2020|Bob's Voice|