Using cGMPs in Manufacturing CBD-Infused Foods and Beverages

Seeking Federal Compliance: In the absence of federal movement on using CBD in foods and beverages, cannabis companies tackle cGMPs. The 2018 Farm Bill set the U.S. on a path toward significantly greater national exposure to cannabidiol (CBD) when it authorized cultivation of varieties of cannabis (or “industrial hemp”) bred to have minimal concentrations of

By |2020-06-29T14:17:17-06:00June 29th, 2020|HLG In The News|

Cannabis Industry’s “COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Playbook”

Written by Steve Schain For legalized marijuana, the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic has been the worst of times and the best of times. Despite being deemed “ineligible” for much of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) benefits, nearly derailed by commercial-contract-voiding “force majeure” provisions, and denied federal bankruptcy protection, COVID-19 has resulted

By |2020-06-22T10:25:37-06:00May 1st, 2020|Government and Policy|

What Cannabis Companies Need to Know About The Federal Stimulus Package

Join us  as Steve Schain, a senior attorney at the Hoban Law Group, walks through the potential benefits of Congress’s $2 trillion plan to cannabis entrepreneurs and employees. Watch the on-demand webinar now! About the Speaker Steve Schain chairs the global cannabis law firm Hoban Law Group's Pennsylvania and New Jersey practice and chairs its

By |2020-04-24T09:17:20-06:00April 24th, 2020|HLG In The News|

Free Webinar | April 15: What Cannabis Companies Need to Know About The Federal Stimulus Package

Join us on April 15 at Noon PST / 3PM EST as Steve Schain, a senior attorney at the Hoban Law Group, walks through the potential benefits of Congress’s $2 trillion plan to cannabis entrepreneurs and employees. Register Now Steve Schain chairs the global cannabis law firm Hoban Law Group's Pennsylvania and New Jersey practice

By |2020-06-16T13:29:43-06:00April 15th, 2020|HLG In The News|

 Cannabis Financial Hardship Solutions: Workouts, Receivership’s, And Assignments for The Benefit Of Creditors

With zilch in the till and creditors crashing through the door, what’s a respectable Cannabis business to do? Although federal bankruptcy protection is presently unavailable, Marijuana Related Businesses ("MRBs”) may obtain financial distress relief via “workouts” or state law receivership's or assignments for the benefit of creditors (“Creditors’ Assignment”). While not providing an “automatic stay”,

By |2020-07-02T09:30:40-06:00April 6th, 2020|Banking and Finance|

How COVID-19 Force Majeure Claims May Wreck or Save Your Business

This article is authored by Senior Attorney Steve Schain. Following its rapid spread, on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared coronavirus (“COVID-19”) to be a pandemic thereby potentially voiding every commercial contract via “force majeure” provisions and the common law doctrine of frustration (“Frustration Doctrine”). “Force majeure” events mirror “Acts of God” like

By |2020-06-22T10:32:00-06:00March 26th, 2020|Government and Policy|

Beyond Marijuana: How Psychedelics Became the Next Big Wave

Feeling kind of blue?  Experiencing intimacy issues or just plain anxious?  Help may be right around the corner in the form of legalized hallucinogens.  Ranging from plant drugs, like mushroom-derived psilocybin and cactus-derived peyote, to synthetics like Lysergic acid diethylamide (“LSD”) and Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine (“MDMA"), hallucinogens are increasingly used to treat recognized disorders, including depression, anxiety,

By |2020-07-02T09:30:42-06:00March 20th, 2020|Regulatory|

49 State Banking Associations Demand SAFE Banking Act’s Passage

To increase banking access for businesses within or serving the cannabis industry, on March 6, 2020, banking associations from 49 states and Puerto Rico wrote a joint letter to Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and ranking member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) (“Banking Association Letter”) demanding the passage of the “Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act

By |2020-03-12T10:21:46-06:00March 12th, 2020|Government and Policy|

Rise in cannabis legalization raises liability concerns

MIAMI — Captive insurance owners need to be ready for cannabis as the industry takes off and a growing number of states legalize it for medicinal or recreational use, experts say. Businesses are hiring increasing numbers of employees who may be using marijuana, which opens up a range of potential liability exposures, said Arthur G. Koritzinsky, managing

By |2020-01-30T10:31:03-07:00January 30th, 2020|HLG In The News|