Mexico Cannabis Update

Resolution of the Supreme Court on the medicinal use of cannabis The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) unanimously approved Justice Eduardo Medina Mora’s proposed draft of a ruling that orders the Health Secretariat and COFEPRIS to issue the necessary regulations for the medicinal use of cannabis and its derivatives within a 180 business days

By |2019-09-18T13:02:35-06:00September 18th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

Week In Review – September 6-12, 2019

Pyxus International Signs Agreement With Cornell University For Hemp, CBD Research Pyxus entered the cannabis space last year by obtaining majority stakes in two Canadian cannabis producers, as well as a cultivation license. The company was previously a global tobacco wholesaler and distributor known as Alliance One International. It changed its name to Pyxus in 2018 as

By |2019-09-11T12:08:34-06:00September 11th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|

Litigation Looms As The Likeliest Outcome Of Oral Contracts Or Handshake Deals

To professionals having recently entered the industry space for legalized cannabis and hemp, the adjustment from the types of commercial issues encountered while working for a large mainstream corporation can be an abrupt, if not outright dramatic, switch. As an old legal saying goes, a contract is a contract is a contract. Yet, not all

By |2019-09-18T10:26:13-06:00September 11th, 2019|Hemp, HLG In The News, Marijuana|

New Jersey Cannabis Convention Coming to Atlantic City September 14-15

Atlantic City, New Jersey – September 5, 2019 – The first annual New Jersey Cannabis Convention is coming to the Atlantic City Convention Center for two days of business and medical education September 14-15, 2019. NJCANN will be the largest gathering of New Jersey’s medical marijuana industry professionals, and ultimately those looking forward to the

By |2019-09-18T10:26:33-06:00September 11th, 2019|HLG In The News, Marijuana|

Big Boss Man: Can’t You Hear Me When I Call?

Despite years of ignoring federal cannabis research applications, has the DEA given hope for a new frontier on cannabis research? Late last month, the DEA announced it's providing a pathway to expand opportunities for scientific and medical research into cannabis. I say cannabis because, even though the DEA’s announcement used the term “marijuana research,” it

By |2019-09-18T13:50:05-06:00September 10th, 2019|Bob's Voice, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

How to Move and Bank Cannabis Cash in the US and Beyond

Spanning 34 states and generating $10.8 billion domestically in 2018, banking and cash management is one of legalized marijuana’s greatest obstacles. While 633 banks and credit unions (financial institutions) provide marijuana growers, processors and sellers (marijuana-related businesses or MRBs) with accounts, this is a small fraction of nation’s 11,954 financial institutions, which, to offset onerous

By |2019-09-10T12:42:46-06:00September 10th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

I Love The Smell Of Hemp In The Morning…

It smells like victory and this is why. Those who have approached the cannabis plant over the years from criminal defense/social justice points of view will know that the "smell of marijuana" has justified an extraordinary number of stops, arrests, searches, and seizures. It has been the fundamental tool in the arbitrarily capricious and irrational

By |2019-09-16T22:03:24-06:00September 9th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

Week In Review – August 30 – September 5, 2019

Investment Opportunities Grow As Cannabis Expands Into New Consumer Markets  For years, friends and family and angel investors were the primary funding sources for cannabis ventures, as only those closest to the industry were willing to take the risks that came with investing in a sector that, while increasingly legal at the state level, was

By |2019-09-05T02:40:40-06:00September 5th, 2019|HLG Week In Review|

Hemp Industries Association begins “Hemp Is Legal” campaign

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), in association with Hoban Law Group, Bluebird Botanicals, and Bish Enterprises, is pushing forward a national campaign aimed at addressing Facebook’s advertising policy that prohibits the marketing and promotion of industrial hemp to an even bigger objective. Now, they’re taking aim at the financial sector and law enforcement nationwide. In

By |2019-09-18T10:28:19-06:00September 4th, 2019|HLG In The News|

Hemp Industries Association (HIA) Takes its “Hemp is Legal” Ad to Times Square Addressing Banking Issues

Its “Hemp is Legal” campaign was launched in May in which the group, including the likes of Hoban Law Group, Bluebird Botanicals, and Bish Enterprises, called out Facebook for having strict advertising policies preventing hemp introduction. In a recent press release dated, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, the not-for-profit revealed a new step taken, and it

By |2019-09-18T10:28:08-06:00September 4th, 2019|HLG In The News|