Hemp in Flux: The European Union’s Winding Road to Regulation

Written by Darren Kaplan, Associate Attorney The European Commission continues to waiver in deciding how it will treat products containing hemp-derived cannabidiol (“CBD”) in the European Union, leaving some hemp companies in flux about the long-term legality of their operations. Consumer Demand Outpacing Laws and Regulations As in the rest of the world, European consumer

By |2020-09-22T14:35:05-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

Shipping a Super Crop: An Overview of Importation and Exportation of Hemp

This article is authored by managing attorney, Garrett Graff. Hemp is one of the most environmentally sustainable agricultural products as hemp is cultivated in a variety of climates and its uses are innumerable, including food, fuel, fabric, bioplastics, paper, and other industrial products. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) removed hemp from

By |2020-09-22T13:40:20-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

The Current Status of Hemp and the FDA

This article is authored by managing attorney, Garrett Graff. Finished products containing hemp-derived ingredients are becoming increasingly popular as a myriad of products have and continue to enter the market since the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”).  The 2018 Farm Bill reserved regulatory authority over finished products that contain

By |2020-09-22T13:22:29-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

Hemp Derivatives 101

This article is authored by attorney, Ashley Simpson. A recent trend in cannabis consumer products is testing the boundaries of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 — the 2018 Farm Bill. The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp and hemp-derived cannabinoids from the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) entirely. Notably, it does not carve out specific cannabinoids

By |2020-09-22T12:35:33-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

The Intermediate Product Problem With Hemp

This article is authored by senior attorney David Bush. Enactment of the federal hemp production program in December 2018 unleashed a wave of excitement over prospects for the resurgence of a legal hemp industry in America.  But in the two years since those heady days of reform comes the sobering reality that we are not

By |2020-09-22T12:03:36-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hemp Is Not Marijuana . . . Unless You Ask the DEA

DEA Tries to Define Hemp If you’re a hemp business, you probably understand the victory that came with Congress passing the 2018 Farm Bill. As most industry players know, this piece of federal legislation expressly confirmed that hemp is excluded from treatment as "marihuana" at the federal level. Importantly, the 2018 Farm Bill also more

By |2020-09-22T11:34:09-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Hemp|

The Hoban Minute – 111 | Bob Hoban & Eric Singular | Intellectual Property Considerations in the Latin American Cannabis Industry

The Hoban Minute - 111 | Bob Hoban & Eric Singular | Intellectual Property Considerations in the Latin American Cannabis Industry Bob and Eric reflect on an educational forum they participated in on the opportunities for industrial hemp in Ecuador, how hemp is the backbone of the global cannabis industry and the intellectual property considerations

By |2020-09-16T10:17:05-06:00September 16th, 2020|The Hoban Minute|

THE EVOLUTION OF CANNABIS: WHY WAS HEMP MADE ILLEGAL?

Hemp in America With cannabis history still very much in the making, there are many chapters already written about the plant’s legal and social evolution. It is important to understand the living history of marijuana and hemp in the United States in order to make sense of where cannabis — and the commercial cannabis industry

By |2020-09-04T09:51:50-06:00August 28th, 2020|Hemp|

The Hoban Minute Top 5 Episodes

After producing over 100 episodes of The Hoban Minute, join us as we take a moment to recognize our Top 5 episodes. Shift your perspective on cannabis with The Hoban Minute. Listen in weekly as Bob Hoban and Eric Singular sit down with hemp and marijuana industry thought leaders from across the globe to discuss

By |2020-08-25T14:40:31-06:00August 25th, 2020|News and Events|
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