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|

What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been

Here we are today, a little more than five years after the 2014 Farm Bill was passed, and we finally have recognition and approval by the federal government that industrial hemp is legal. Even though that’s what federal law said, that as far back as 2014, the historical weight of last week’s release of the

By |2019-11-07T22:49:58-07:00November 7th, 2019|Hemp, HLG Blogs|

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|

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|

‘Global cannabis supply chain is based on industrial hemp’: Q&A with cannabis attorney Robert Hoban

Industrial hemp is big business – and it’s only going to get bigger as investors around the world begin to pile money into the development of infrastructure for hemp products. According to cannabis attorney Robert Hoban, the foundation of the global cannabis marketplace will be built on industrial hemp. Hoban, who is the president and

By |2019-09-18T10:28:31-06:00September 4th, 2019|HLG In The News|

Expo in USA will explore critical issues as market explodes

As the middle-western United States gears up for hemp after passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, stakeholders across the vast U.S. farm belt face an array of challenges. Questions over the regulation of CBD, consumer safety, and standards for various tests frame the agenda for a business conference and farm symposium that will explore those

By |2019-09-18T13:31:28-06:00August 19th, 2019|HLG In The News|

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|

Chinese tariffs having minimal effects on US hemp industry, experts say

Most American farmers are in full-fledged panic mode after companies in China suspended their use of U.S. agricultural products in response to tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese goods. ___ Row-crop farmers of traditional products such as soybeans are harder hit by uncertain global markets and falling prices, and many have shown they

By |2019-09-18T13:34:14-06:00August 12th, 2019|HLG In The News|