DENVER, Oct. 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With almost half the states in the union having already legalizing medical marijuana, and an increasing number of states moving toward legalization for adult use, the legal business and government compliance needs are complex. This is what prompted Denver-based Hoban Law Group, formerly Hoban & Feola Law Firm, to expand outside of Colorado as an international, full-service cannabis & hemp law firm, the first of its kind with experts from across the country.

Managing partner Bob Hoban, a professor at the University of Denver in the Law and Society Program, is considered the leading national expert on the cannabis industry. He says the legal needs of cannabis entrepreneurs and stakeholders are unique, necessitating experience and ‘business Not as usual:’

“The need for specific expertise exists because of complex, ever-changing rules and regulations at the beginning of an industry,” he explains. “We saw this in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona—states that we’ve been working in for a long time. Often, law attorneys who don’t really have experience practicing business and regulatory law but who are dedicated to the cause, end up becoming associated with activist and patient groups and soon start working for a lot of these companies. They are never very effective because they don’t have the requisite commercial experience. This is why I have built our law firm with experienced commercial attorneys, who also deeply understand the cannabis culture & industry and the local political temperate taken in to account that is associated with marijuana.”

A complete list of Hoban Law Group attorneys of council in North America and abroad are here.

About Hoban Law Group, LLC.: Founded in 2008, Hoban Law Group is the leading international law firm specializing in cannabis and hemp law and policy. Headquartered in Denver, the firm offers expert legal and business law council across the United States and in Jamaica, Europe, China, Puerto Rico, Central and South America. Managing Partner, Bob Hoban, is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and seasoned full-service commercial practitioner. Bob is also principal and Owner at Solana Business Solutions, which offers comprehensive consulting, management, regulatory, and product solutions services for the entire commercial cannabis industry – serving both THC, CBD and hemp business models. (Full Bio.) In 2016, Bob was selected as a member of the Boulder Colorado inaugural Marijuana Policy Advisory Committee and asked to serve on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Advisory Committee. In addition, Bob was involved as a drafter of Colorado’s marijuana regulatory legislation and has drafted over 30 bills for the Colorado General Assembly.

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