Hoban was chosen as the only attorney on the 11-person panel whose mandate is to provide recommendations on making the city’s cannabis regulations more comprehensive and easily implemented.
The panel will review sections of Boulder’s cannabis code that may need revision in order to make them more workable and coordinated with the state’s cannabis regulations. Among the issues that the panel may consider will be regulations related to packaging, transportation, advertising, chain of supply, and security.
“The advisory panel serves as an important source of information from key segments of the medical cannabis industry, the community and the general public,” Hoban said.
“The city of Boulder and Colorado have been on the leading edge of passing and enacting legislation in the cannabis industry and the Boulder advisory panel is an important link to make sure effective public policy is developed and enacted at the community level. The city of Boulder is to be commended for establishing this panel so all interested parties can be confident that their various concerns are being heard,” he added.
The group is advisory, and any ordinance changes the panel recommends would require the approval of the Boulder City Council. Panel meetings will be open to the public and their input is invited, according to city officials.
The advisory panel’s other members are comprised of representatives from the cannabis industry, cannabis consumers, public health experts and educators.
WeediaBuzz had the pleasure of conducting a brief live interview with Mr. Hoban at the Southwest Cannabis Conference in Phoenix Arizona. Here is that interview:
More About Robert T. Hoban
Bob Hoban is the managing partner at Hoban and Feola LLC, attorneys at law, Denver, Colorado. He is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney and seasoned full-service commercial practitioner. Drawing upon more than 20 years of diverse legal and practical entrepreneurial business experience, he regularly counsels clients regarding corporate organizational and governance issues, general commercial transactions, real estate development/transactions, government/regulatory licensing, strategic acquisitions, and commercial litigation.
Today, Bob concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, business law, cannabis law, real estate, land use/eminent domain, public policy/governmental relations, and appellate matters. He represents business owners, governmental entities, retail/commercial centers, landowners, developers, landlords/tenants and other entities in all aspects of these practice areas.
Bob is recognized as one of the nation’s leading commercial cannabis practitioners and represents 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 200 marijuana-related business transactions. Commercial cannabis and industrial hemp-based business operations, related litigation and regulatory representation are a specialty.
Bob is also involved in numerous renewable energy projects in the areas of regulatory compliance, business structuring, and land acquisition. As the General Counsel to Waunita Power Company, LLC and Pagosa Verde, LLC (both are Colorado-based geothermal power projects, Bob has honed his expertise in these aspects of alternative energy law.
Bob is a professor at the University of Denver, in the Law and Society Program, and regularly instructs regarding government regulations, public policy advocacy, and various research-based policy courses. He has completed a number of hours toward his PhD at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Public Affairs. Bob is a regular presenter/lecturer at legal, policy and academic conferences around the country.
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