European CBD: Checking The Currents In Continually Changing Markets

Europe is a diverse region in constant flux, and as a result so its regulations are ever-changing. While the European Union (EU) includes 27 member states with approximately 447 million residents, the United Nations also recognizes 17 other nations on the continent. They make for a lot of moving parts, and despite overarching laws and

By |2020-02-13T08:22:31-07:00February 12th, 2020|Global Law, HLG In The News|

An Unbroken Chain?

On August 1, 2019, Colombian cannabis producer Clever Leaves announced that its hemp oil brand, Esenia, had become the first hemp-based wellness product manufactured in Colombia to be imported into the United Kingdom for commercial purposes.  Several days later, on August 19, 2019, PharmaCielo Ltd. (the Canadian parent of Colombia's licensed cultivator and producer of medicinal-grade

By |2019-12-18T11:11:42-07:00September 9th, 2019|Bob's Voice|

A Tale of Necessity & Invention: Looking At Poland’s History With Hemp

Three years ago, I was in Poland representing a client in negotiating a license for industrial hemp seed varieties from the world’s leading hemp institute — The Polish Institute of Natural Fibers and Medicinal Plants. We were staying in a historic hotel in Poznan, a city of around 550,000 people; one of Poland’s oldest and

By |2019-12-18T11:12:32-07:00August 30th, 2019|Bob's Voice|

U.S. Hemp Industry Should Not Be Affected by Chinese Tariffs Per Economist and Trade Experts

Chinese tariffs are impacting retailers selling consumer goods, but it does not appear that medical marijuana sales are feeling its effects, according to a recent report by Hemp Industry Daily. The reason is that hemp trade from the United States to China is virtually non-existent, according to Brian Cheng, a general partner at Arcview Group in San

By |2019-09-18T13:33:04-06:00August 13th, 2019|HLG In The News|

Colorado Agriculture Director Has Big Plans for Hemp; “The Gold Standard”: Lessons From Illinois On Cannabis Legalization; Switzerland Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Political Winds Have Shifted In Favor Of Marijuana Legalization Nearly 1 in 4 Americans reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of cannabis is legal, and 33 states regulate medical marijuana access by statute. No state has ever repealed a marijuana legalization law, and two-thirds of adults - including majorities of self-identified Democrats, Republicans, and independents

By |2019-12-26T12:19:10-07:00July 12th, 2019|Global Law|

Senator Urges FDA To Speed Up CBD Regulations; Hemp Ethanol Is About Five Times Cheaper Than Gasoline; Switzerland Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Illinois Hemp Farmers Face Risks With First Planting Of Newly Legal Crop Thousands of young hemp plants dance in the breeze as fans blow through a loft on Trent Lawrence’s organic produce farm. And once a day, they dance to Bob Marley. “The plants have got to have a little tunes,” Lawrence said, bending down

By |2019-12-26T12:20:32-07:00July 5th, 2019|Government and Policy|

Why Mexico?

Part of the answer began to present itself when I checked in for my flight from Detroit headed to León, Guanajuato, Mexico. I found that there are four flights daily from Detroit. Curious, I asked a fellow traveler why that is so. Turns out that if you want to find the U.S. automobile parts industry,

By |2019-12-18T12:39:23-07:00June 13th, 2019|Global Law|

InterCannAlliance Africa Reveals The Vast Potential Of Africa’s Fast-Growing Cannabis Market

New Frontier Data hosted the first InterCannAlliance Africa symposium on May 24 -25, 2019 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  The first-of-its-kind cannabis conference in Africa, the conference explored the implications of medical cannabis and industrial hemp legalization in Zimbabwe and across the continent. Attendees included governmental leaders from across the continent, and investors and business owners

By |2019-08-21T19:09:17-06:00June 4th, 2019|HLG In The News|

Advice for Cannabis Entrepreneurs; U.S. Cannabis Companies See Finance Terms Improve; Hawaii Decriminalizing Cannabis; Canada Cannabis Market Over-Valued and Over-Regulated

7 Statistics Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Legal Cannabis and CBD How fast is the stigma of cannabis fading? Consider the numbers: Cannabis, whether for medical use or recreationally by adults, is legal in 33 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico. An estimated 73 million Americans live in the 10

By |2019-08-21T03:56:20-06:00May 24th, 2019|HLG Week In Review|