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(Denver, CO) –  On June 28th Hoban & Feola’s Denver team filed a historic case in the Colorado Court of Appeals on behalf of Plaintiffs who wish to obtain medical cannabis recommendations for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is not currently recognized as a qualifying condition for which medical cannabis can be prescribed in Colorado. The firm is set to bring national attention with this case, similar to the 2009 Centennial case which led to creation of the commercial cannabis market in Colorado and beyond. Similarly, the ruling in this current PTSD case could set a national precedent, affecting the entire industry.

Founded in 2008, Hoban & Feola is the fastest growing national law firm specializing in cannabis and hemp law and policy. Headquartered in Denver, the firm has expanded from 12 to 15 states with the recent onboard of Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine. Additionally, the firm offers expert legal counsel in Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Central America and Uruguay. Businesses, states and countries have relied upon the firm’s highly sought after expertise to navigate the industry during the unprecedented expansion of


National CBD and hemp expert, Attorney Robert Hoban, is the firm’s founder and Managing Partner.  Hoban has helped to guide states and early adopter countries through the regulatory process.  While politicians, business leaders and entrepreneurs are still feeling their way through the cannabis industry, Hoban brings the professional expertise necessary to lead the way in navigating the cannabis space.

“With 25 states adopting medical compassionate cannabis laws, and four adult use states at a full roar, cannabis prohibition is at a tipping point. Experience and guidance to navigate these shark-like waters is essential to create compliant and well-structured business that have a sense about the cannabis business and culture they are helping to create.” – Bob Hoban

Data shows that new start-ups and states can take anywhere from 18 to 24 months to become compliant with the complex and varying regulations of medical cannabis (see research). Issues of zoning, cultivation, testing and distribution have to be addressed in addition to state-sanctioned organizational business structures. Hoban & Feola saves newcomers and industry veterans alike, time and guesswork, offering a lead team of legal cannabis experts to guide professionals through this complex and fast-paced industry.

Hoban & Feola Law Firm
Now in 15 States and Four Countries

About Hoban & Feola Law Firm

Hoban & Feola is Colorado’s original canna-business law firm (since 2008) and has now expanded into 12 states and four countries.  Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Hoban & Feola is the fastest growing firm in the country. Hoban is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and seasoned full-service commercial practitioner – serving both THC and CBD business models. He is recognized as one of the leading commercial cannabis practitioners nationwide; representing private and publicly held clients in numerous states and abroad.

Identified as one of “The Five Pot Lawyers to Watch in 2015” by MarijuanaStocks.com, Hoban has litigated nearly every aspect of Colorado’s Marijuana Code and closed over 300 marijuana-related business transactions across the country and the globe.  Marijuana and hemp-based business operations, related litigation and regulatory counsel are a specialty.

A professor at the University of Denver in the Law and Society Program, Hoban regularly teaches on government regulations, public policy and research-based policy courses that are marijuana-policy-centric. In 2014, he led a University-sanctioned research practicum concerning the efficacy of marijuana regulation that was the first of its kind in the U.S. He has drafted more than 30 bills for the Colorado General Assembly (eminent domain/land use, hemp/marijuana and transportation). In the summer of 2016 Bob Hoban will teach an international travel course in Uruguay, covering cannabis regulatory framework.


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