A Snapshot Of America’s Medical Marijuana Markets: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's medical cannabis marketplace became operational in February 2018. Since then, the state's enrollment and access have grown at a substantial rate. Data provided in the Pennsylvania Department of Health's first-year report revealed that 116,000 Pennsylvanians registered in the inaugural year. The number was reached as the state significantly expanded the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. Pennsylvania

By |2019-11-20T09:51:24-07:00November 20th, 2019|HLG In The News|

2019 Cannabis Independent Innovation Awards Program Announces Winners

The Cannabis Independent Innovation Awards program, the industry’s most robust recognition platform for the innovators and leaders of the cannabis industry, today announced the winners of their 2019 Awards program. The 2019 Cannabis Independent Innovation Awards attracted more than 1,900 nominations from around the world. The winners were chosen by a group of judges who are senior-level

By |2019-11-19T13:55:48-07:00November 19th, 2019|Hemp, HLG In The News, Marijuana|

Missouri Lawyers Media to honor 26 for legal innovation

For the second time, Missouri Lawyers Media will celebrate attorneys, firms and businesses from around the state with Top Legal Innovation Awards in recognition of their progressive work to drive new practice areas, services and business strategies. --- Honorees for emerging practice areas are: Cannabis practitioners. This group reflects trailblazers and early adopters who have adapted their practices

By |2019-11-20T12:36:02-07:00November 15th, 2019|HLG In The News|

Cannabis Corner: DEA Commander Turned Pot Co. Advocate

*This post was originally published on Law360 Law360 (November 13, 2019, 4:43 PM EST) -- Charles Feldmann has been involved in cannabis law longer than most people — albeit not always as an advocate for the industry. “My background really came from a heavy law enforcement side,” he told Law360. “Having gone to law school

By |2019-11-19T10:47:46-07:00November 14th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

The Four Regulatory Lanes of the Cannabis Plant

“Busted, down on Bourbon Street Set up, like a bowlin' pin Knocked down, it gets to wearin' thin They just won't let you be” Last December, I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs. The conference was a tremendous success, even though it didn’t bring to

By |2019-11-19T10:33:29-07:00November 14th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

Week In Review – November 1st-7th

Multimillion-Dollar US Cannabis Deals Near Completion Though both of the deals are set to improve the two multi-state operators’ (MSOs) market share across the US and could represent a newfound interest in the regulated cannabis industry at the state level by federal powers, cannabis deals overall have been downsized in the face of a struggling

By |2019-11-07T10:50:46-07:00November 7th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|

Introducing Gateway Proven Strategies

I first met Bob Hoban a decade ago when our two law firms began the uncertain journey into providing legal services to cannabis clients entering Colorado’s great marijuana social experiment. Who could have foreseen the explosion of a true international cannabis industry back then? Bob Hoban did. I admired Bob for his aggressiveness and intellectual

By |2019-10-31T11:32:01-06:00October 31st, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs, Marijuana|

Women of weed rise high in Philly

One area woman has received $3.5 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to study aspects of marijuana. Another is a former martial arts athlete who ran an erotic boutique before seguing into CBD products. And a third is a former Top Chef contestant who infuses marijuana in her food and aims to write a

By |2019-11-20T13:06:24-07:00October 30th, 2019|HLG In The News|

Week In Review – October 25th – 31st, 2019

European Pot Firm Valued at $190 Million in New Funding Round  One of Europe’s crop of cannabis companies was valued at 150 million pounds ($190 million) in its most recent funding round, reflecting rising industry growth as well as investor appetite, despite a murky regulatory picture. Read more  Mexico Unveiled Its Recreational Cannabis Bill: 8

By |2019-10-30T12:14:42-06:00October 30th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Week In Review, Marijuana|

When The Smoke Has Cleared

“When the smoke has cleared, she said, that's what she said to me: You're gonna want a bed to lay your head, and a little sympathy” Why We Need a Standardized THC Field Test In early September, I was at the 2nd annual Southern Hemp Expo in Nashville, TN. I spoke on the need for

By |2019-11-06T13:00:13-07:00October 30th, 2019|HLG Blogs, Marijuana|