Authorities Grapple With New Hemp Law Enforcement

Written by Bob Hoban Last September, I spoke on the importance of a whole-plant approach at the 2nd annual Southern Hemp Expo in Nashville, TN. But it’s not the whole-plant message I recall, rather it was the smokable hemp pre-rolls being handed out to attendees. This was the same in Las Vegas in December, and numerous other

By |2020-07-02T08:44:19-06:00July 2nd, 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|

My Back Might Need Protection: IP in the Cannabis Industry

Intellectual property is commonly understood in the cannabis community as being synonymous with trademarks. But IP encomapsses much more than logos and taglines. It includes copyright patents and trade secret protection, and for companies creating unique formulations and for hemp and marijuana plant breeders, the options for IP can play an important role in your

By |2020-06-16T15:04:26-06:00June 10th, 2020|Bob's Voice|

Economic recovery money still available for hemp farms and businesses, despite USDA shun

Storefronts are re-opening and farms are commencing with planting season, and hemp and CBD businesses continue to seek out loans and disaster relief money as economic recovery begins. Hemp industry members bristled at an announcement from federal agriculture officials in late May that money set aside for farmers wouldn’t be going to anyone growing hemp.

By |2020-07-08T15:48:50-06:00June 8th, 2020|HLG In The News|

The Hoban Minute – 49 Viridian Capital Advisors’ Scott Greiper| Post-COVID Cannabis Investment

The Hoban Minute - 49 Viridian Capital Advisors’ Scott Greiper| Post-COVID Cannabis Investment Bob and Eric sit down with the president and founder and Viridian Capital Advisors, Scott Greiper to discuss the lucrative opportunities for investors, how the cannabis investment landscape has evolved over the last six years, and how Viridian tracks all 12 sectors

By |2020-07-08T15:46:39-06:00June 3rd, 2020|The Hoban Minute|

What can hemp do for planetary health?

Hemp for victory—only this time, not for World War II, but for the sake of all humanity. Hemper fi! Three-hundred and ninety-one thousand species of plants on Planet Earth, meet the one with 25,000 uses. The one that might be the one to save humanity from itself. We’re talking, of course, of the Cannabis sativa plant—its marquee

By |2020-07-08T15:48:51-06:00June 1st, 2020|HLG In The News|

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|