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Frank to Speak at The Rise of Hemp and Its Challenges

Frank to speak at Women in International Trade’s The Rise of Hemp and Its Challenges virtual panel on Wednesday, November 18.

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Frank Spoke at INCBA’s Panel on USDA vs. State Rules

Frank enjoyed speaking at The International Cannabis Bar Association’s (INCBA) 4th annual Cannabis Law Institute on USDA versus State Rules. The panel discussion was lively and enjoyable. Please contact Frank for State Agriculture Programs, Plans and the intersections that affect your business with Federal law.

See the panel here.

State Hemp Contract Paused Over Potential Conflict of Interest

Westword

Hemp attorney Frank Robison, who represents Robison Peyser, is ready to do more than make noise. Robison considers the reopening of the proposal process just “window dressing,” and he’s filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court protesting the CDA’s selection of the MPG.

“We’re not sure who the best candidates are, but based on what you can find on the most qualified contractor, [MPG] clearly shouldn’t be the awardee,” Robison says. “It’s not sour grapes. I just want transparency. The [Colorado Freedom of Information Act] requests I’ve sent related to this were quoted at around $63,000. This is a poisoned well.”

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Hemp & Marijuana Are Different Industries

Frank Robison comments on the Hemp Center of Excellence, the Marijuana Policy Group and the difference between the hemp and marijuana industries.

“Although they are both cannabis, hemp and marijuana are different industries. Their paths have not converged, and in the case of Colorado’s Hemp Center of Excellence, not only would it not be appropriate, but it would be a step back to have a stakeholder affiliated with marijuana to be the flag bearer for the hemp industry, particularly one that does not have a track record of working with hemp,” Robison added.

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State Hemp Contract Paused Over Potential Conflict of Interest

Westword

Hemp attorney Frank Robison, who represents Robison Peyser, is ready to do more than make noise. Robison considers the reopening of the proposal process just “window dressing,” and he’s filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court protesting the CDA’s selection of the MPG.

“We’re not sure who the best candidates are, but based on what you can find on the most qualified contractor, [MPG] clearly shouldn’t be the awardee,” Robison says. “It’s not sour grapes. I just want transparency. The [Colorado Freedom of Information Act] requests I’ve sent related to this were quoted at around $63,000. This is a poisoned well.”

Read the full article.

Hemp & Marijuana Are Different Industries

Frank Robison comments on the Hemp Center of Excellence, the Marijuana Policy Group and the difference between the hemp and marijuana industries.

“Although they are both cannabis, hemp and marijuana are different industries. Their paths have not converged, and in the case of Colorado’s Hemp Center of Excellence, not only would it not be appropriate, but it would be a step back to have a stakeholder affiliated with marijuana to be the flag bearer for the hemp industry, particularly one that does not have a track record of working with hemp,” Robison added.

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A Legal Labyrinth: Frank Robison Navigates Hemp Regulation

HoneySuckle Magazine

“Frank Robison is driven to make sense in a world run on the incomprehensible. Today he is among the most internationally-recognized legal experts in the hemp and cannabis industries, his insights into regulation of business and agriculture contributing to the creation of pioneering actions in the sector.” Read the full story here.

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Federal CBD delays hurting profits and shelf space

Hemp Industry Daily

While the FDA takes more time to determine CBD safety, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to enforce strict regulations on hemp production.

In other words, one end of the supply chain is experiencing strict rules while the other end remains uncertain, according to Denver cannabis attorney Frank Robison.

The contrast, he said, seems unfair to the nascent industry.

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‘The DEA is mentioned 42 times.’

Hemp Industry Daily

Denver attorney Frank Robison said he counted the number of times DEA was mentioned in the rule. By his calculation, the agency had 42 mentions, compared with two references about banking.

“It just shows that the priorities within the rule are skewed against the farmer in a way that would prohibit and restrict commerce as opposed to promoting commerce,” Robison told Hemp Industry Daily.

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FRLG @ MJ BizCon 2019

MJ BizCon 2019

Please join the Frank Robison Law Group at the Las Vegas Convention Center, December 11-13, 2019, and brought to you by MJ BizCOn and the editors of MJBizDail. We are at booth #C1558.

Hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center, December 11-13, 2019, and brought to you by the editors of MJBizDaily, MJ BizCon is the largest gathering of cannabis business professionals in the world. With 35,000 attendees and programming to benefit every sector, there is no place like it to equip your business for growth. Get more info here.

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