Can Congress Speed Up CBD Regulation?

Experts weigh in on the various legislative pathways WASHINGTON — Having already submitted two congressionally mandated reports on cannabidiol (CBD), it’s looking less and less likely that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release the long-awaited regulations that would provide a pathway for ingestible products. Leaving many in the industry to question if Congress

By |2020-09-14T08:43:17-06:00September 14th, 2020|HLG In The News|

4 Takeaways From the FDA’s CBD Accuracy Report

Multiyear studies show the industry is improving but could be better WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted a report to Congress in July outlining numerous studies the agency has conducted to determine the labeling accuracy of various cannabidiol (CBD) products. As covered by Marijuana Moment, the report was the second mandated

By |2020-09-09T10:33:27-06:00August 10th, 2020|HLG In The News|

The Future of Hemp in California

The Growth of California Hemp Four months into the great 21st-century pandemic, it is a good time to look at the progress California is making on hemp, the challenges it has faced, and where the hemp roads lead in the golden state. 2019 saw over 30,000 acres of hemp grown in California under the 2014

By |2020-08-03T09:46:05-06:00July 24th, 2020|Government and Policy, Hemp|

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|

The Hoban Minute – 26 Hoban Law Group’s Patrick Goggin | The Latest Cannabis News From the Great State of California

The Hoban Minute - 26 Hoban Law Group’s Patrick Goggin | The Latest Cannabis News From the Great State of California April 20, 2020 Bob and Eric sit down with San Francisco-based Hoban Law Group Senior Attorney, Patrick Goggin to discuss the work of the California Hemp Council, OEHHA’s listing of THC as a chemical

By |2020-07-08T15:46:42-06:00April 21st, 2020|The Hoban Minute|

California Suspends Additional Cannabis Licenses

Some California licensees are starting off 2020 in a regulatory predicament. In early January, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”) welcomed the new year with a bang by suspending another 252 cannabis licenses. This most recent round of suspensions comes on the heels of the BCC’s, and other regulating agencies, first round of suspensions. In

By |2020-07-02T09:30:34-06:00February 13th, 2020|Regulatory|

Hemp in California: State to revisit legislation allowing CBD in food, beverages

Hemp entrepreneurs in California are optimistic that long-awaited state legislation to legalize hemp-derived CBD as an ingredient in food, beverages and cosmetics will be revived from suspension and ready for Gov. Gavin Newsom to approve by spring. A coalition of hemp farmers, advocates and local governments worked through the off-session to submit amendments aimed at improving the

By |2020-07-02T09:30:34-06:00February 10th, 2020|HLG In The News|

County Snuffs Out Farmers’ Plans For Roadside Hemp Sales

Local farmers recently raised what seemed like a simple question: Anyone growing hemp legally in Kern County ought to be able to sell it on the side of the road just like growers of other crops, right? The idea was never to get customers high — unlike its twin, marijuana, hemp has very little THC

By |2020-07-02T09:30:45-06:00October 16th, 2019|HLG In The News|

Lawsuit: That really could be weed growing near Arvin

Remember the headline on the cover of The Californian's June 2 edition? Placed beside a picture of what was thought to be harmless industrial hemp, it read, "Relax. This is not actually weed growing near Arvin." Well, some of it might really be weed after all. A recent lawsuit claims private testing found samples from

By |2020-07-02T09:30:46-06:00October 3rd, 2019|Litigation|
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