Hoban Law Group Files Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners in Washington v. Barr

The Hoban Law Group filed an amicus brief on behalf of two amici this week in support of the Petitioners’ writ of certiorari to encourage the Supreme Court of the United States to hear Marvin Washington, et al. v. William P. Barr, Attorney General, et. al.. Petitioners challenge marijuana’s schedule I status under the Controlled

By |2020-09-18T12:05:49-06:00September 18th, 2020|Government and Policy|

Cannabis Trademark 101

Written By: Brandon Dorsky A trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product. Trademarks are meant to serve as source identifiers that signal to a consumer the origin(s) of a product or service.   Both the federal government and state governments allow for the

By |2020-09-15T12:58:16-06:00September 15th, 2020|Patents and Trademarks|

The legalization of cannabis in Brazil under the Bill 399/2015

Written by: Med Brazao, Attorney The debate on the legalization of cannabis and its derivatives has come a long way in Brazil. Currently, the substance is prohibited under the terms of Law. However, the growing demand for medicines and the development of regulatory policies in other countries has influenced the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)

By |2020-09-10T11:23:31-06:00September 10th, 2020|HLG Global|

A legalização da cannabis no Brasil no âmbito da PL 399/2015

A legalização da cannabis e seus derivados têm seguido um longo caminho no Brasil. Atualmente, a substância encontra-se proibida, nos termos da Lei nº 11.343/2006. Contudo, face à crescente demanda por medicamentos e o desenvolvimento de políticas regulamentares em outros países, a Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA) aprovou no início deste ano a RDC

By |2020-09-14T09:44:11-06:00September 10th, 2020|HLG Global|


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|

Paralegal Position Available

Paralegal   Job Summary: Hoban Law Group has an immediate need for an experienced paralegal who can support our attorneys with litigation, regulatory compliance, corporate, intellectual property, and administrative matters as needed.  This position will work directly with our attorneys on various matters.  The ideal candidate for this position is well organized, detail-oriented, professional, responsible,

By |2020-09-21T15:22:28-06:00August 19th, 2020|Careers|

Investing in Cannabis – The State of Affairs – August 2020

Brent Johnson, Hoban Law Group It’s now August 2020, and I believe most of us thought we’d be over the hump with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Well, it certainly appears that the virus will remain a challenge for many months to come and a continued force on the broader economy and the cannabis industry.  That said,

As Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Market Ascends, Diversity Issues Linger

The medical cannabis market in Maryland is flourishing, with sales rapidly moving toward half a billion dollars a year. Experts credit that success, in part, to clear and transparent regulations – and regulators who have balanced compliance with patient access. But a huge lingering issue looms: litigation and investigations into a 2019 licensing round that

By |2020-07-27T12:55:30-06:00July 27th, 2020|HLG In The News|

The Owner of Oakland’s Cult-Favorite Burmese Spot Has a New Restaurant in the Tenderloin

Former Grocery Cafe owner William Lue is slinging exceedingly affordable Burmese dishes — with or without hemp leaves — at his new restaurant, Herbal Before it closed permanently in late February, just ahead of the coronavirus shutdown, Grocery Cafe was one of the East Bay’s top Burmese restaurants — a homegrown success story that garnered national press

By |2020-07-02T09:30:38-06:00July 1st, 2020|HLG In The News|

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|
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