Hemp, Cannabinoids and DEA Regulation

Video Description

Overview: Canna Pro Series founders Greg Gershengorin and Bob Hoban discuss the emerging industrial hemp industry, which is expected to grow to over $1 billion in the coming years. Viewers will develop an in-depth understanding of the hemp industry as it compares and contrasts to the state-legal marijuana industry in terms of regulation and laws. Discussion also includes an update on the December 2016 lawsuit filed against the Drug Enforcement Agency over the attempted scheduling of cannabinoids.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of cannabinoids and why the DEA is attempting to regulate them

  • Gain an understanding of industrial hemp products and commodities as well as its role in the future of American farming and manufacturing

  • Discussion on the role of the pharmaceutical lobby on the regulation of industrial hemp

  • Review of the cannabis plant, specifically including the differences between marijuana and industrial hemp and how they are regulated

  • Understand relevant state and federal laws and regulation that affect the industrial hemp industry

  • Discussion with Bob Hoban about Hoban Law Group’s suit against the DEA over a December 2016 “Final Rule” on the scheduling of cannabinoids

  • Understand the role of ancillary service providers like lawyers, brokers and investors in the industrial hemp industry

Presentation By: Robert T. Hoban, Esq., and Greg Gershengorin

Presenter Bios

Bob Hoban is the Managing Partner at Hoban Law Group, the nation's premier cannabusiness law firm, with attorneys in over a dozen states and abroad. Bob is recognized as one of the leading commercial cannabis practitioners nationwide; representing private and publicly-held clients in numerous states and abroad. He has litigated nearly every aspect of Colorado’s Marijuana Code and has closed over 300 marijuana-related business transactions. Marijuana and hemp-based business operations, related litigation and regulatory counsel are a specialty. He is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and seasoned full-service commercial practitioner.

Bob is a professor at the University of Denver, in the Law and Society Program, and regularly instructs regarding government regulations, public policy, and research-based policy courses.

Furthermore, Bob has drafted more than 30 bills for the Colorado General Assembly (eminent domain/land use, hemp/marijuana and transportation).