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Month: January 2017

Hoban Law Group Files Lawsuit Against DEA: The Hoban Law Group filed a petition on behalf of three clients against the DEA in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District on January 13th, according to a press release. The clients represented by Hoban Law Group in the suit are Hemp Industries Association, RMH Holdings, LLC and Centuria Natural Foods, Inc. The companies are based in California, Colorado and Nevada respectively and are all active in the legal hemp trade. The…

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States in Northeast Push Legalization Bills Following Massachusetts, Maine: On Election Day in November, two major states in the Northeast legalized recreational cannabis: Maine and Massachusetts. It seems that a handful of other states in the region are looking to legalize recreational cannabis now that their neighbors have done so. New Hampshire Capitol Photo: Jim Bowen, Flickr In New Hampshire, a bipartisan bill was introduced on January 4th to establish “a commission to study the legalization, regulation, and taxation of…

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Green Man Cannabis Recalls Due to Pesticide Residue Detection: Denver-based Green Man Cannabis last week voluntarily recalled batches of cannabis sold to both medical patients and recreational consumers. The recall comes after the discovery of off-label pesticides during inspections in both dry-flower cannabis and infused products. Photo: Sheila Sund, Flickr According to the Denver Department of Environmental Health (DEH), the products have labels that list an OPC License number of 403-00738, 403-00361, or 403R-00201. The cannabis in question is not…

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Analyzing The Emerald Test Results: Cannabis Labs Making Progress: The Emerald Test advisory panel recently convened to review the results from the Fall 2016 round of the semi-annual Inter-Laboratory Comparison and Proficiency Test (ILC/PT), ahead of the third annual Emerald Conference just a few weeks away. After reviewing and analyzing the results, the panel noticed a significant improvement across the board over their Spring 2016 round of proficiency testing. Emerald Scientific’s ILC/PT program is a tool laboratories use to check…

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Jeff Sessions’ Stance on Cannabis: Uphold Federal Law: President-elect Donald Trump nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for Attorney General back in November. For Sessions to become a member of the cabinet and head of the Department of Justice, the Senate must approve the nomination during a confirmation hearing, taking place today in Washington D.C. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)Photo: Gage Skidmore, Flickr According to CNN’s coverage of the events, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) mentioned the Obama Administration’s tolerance of states with…

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Canadian Cannabis Recalls Raise Questions About Choices in Testing Methods: Cannabis sold between August and December of 2016 is being voluntarily recalled by Organigram, a Canadian cannabis producer, due to the detection of unapproved pesticides, according to a press release. Organigram is a licensed medical cannabis producer in Canada, which received an organic certification back in 2014 by ECOCERT, a third-party organic certification organization based in France. Organigram and Health Canada deemed it a Type III recall, meaning “a situation…

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PA Cannabis Banking Committee Announces Formation: The Hoban Law Group announced today the formation of a committee to address banking access issues for the Pennsylvania cannabis market. Steve Schain, Esq., nationally recognized consumer finance litigation, banking law and cannabis law expert practicing with national cannabis law firm Hoban Law Group, is the committee’s spokesman and chair. Steve Schain, Esq. chair and spokesperson of the committee. Limited access to banking is an ongoing issue plaguing cannabis businesses due to its federally…

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