Trailblazing as a Movement Becomes an Industry

Rooted Locally, Connected Globally

Since 2007, Bob Hoban has worked with over 30 governments worldwide to develop laws, policies, and regulations for the commercialization of marijuana and industrial hemp. These countries include the United States, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Bahrain, India, and China, just to name a few. Across the U.S., Mr. Hoban has consulted on cannabis policy development for a number of State Governments, with the bedrock of his law, policy, and regulation work in Colorado. In 2008, he founded the Hoban Law Group, which grew to become the leading full-service commercial cannabis industry law firm. For more than a decade, the firm paved the legal pathway for businesses in the cannabis industry, covering facets from corporate law to intellectual property, banking and finance, global policy advisement, and litigation. He has served as an interim CEO and Board Chairman for a number of cannabis businesses. By combining deep regulatory and legal expertise with business leadership experience, Bob has become one of the most sought-after advisors in the cannabis industry. In 2019, he co-founded Gateway Proven Strategies, the world’s preeminent cannabis business consulting firm.

Recognized Cannabis Industry Advisor

Bob has served on the Marijuana Advisory Committee for the City of Boulder, CO; the Advisory panel for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the Marijuana Advisory Panel for the City and County of Denver, various of the State of Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division rulemaking committees, and the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors for the First Judicial District Bar Association. He is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the National Hemp Association…

From 2010-2016, Bob served as one of the Nation’s first cannabis policy instructors at the University of Denver, where he regularly lectured on cannabis policy and led a University-sanctioned research practicum concerning the efficacy of marijuana regulation. 

An Authoritative Voice in Cannabis 

Mr. Hoban has consistently been recognized as one of the most influential people in the global cannabis industry by a variety of organizations and publications over the course of the past ten-plus years. Since 2013, Bob has achieved the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability. He was recently named a “Cannabis Law Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal, and he has been consistently recognized as one of “Denver’s Top Cannabis Lawyers” for nearly a decade. Bob frequently appears in media coverage as a legal expert on cannabis and has been a keynote speaker at dozens of cannabis events around the world. He has conducted hundreds of interviews regarding marijuana policy for international, national, state, and local media outlets. Major media outlets like the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, CNN, Rolling Stone, VICE, MSNBC, and Bloomberg all have called on Bob for his unique perspective on the cannabis industry. In 2020, he became a Forbes contributor, covering the legal issues shaping the global cannabis industry.


Bob Hoban is recognized as one of the world’s top leaders in cannabis policy. His firm, the Hoban Law Group, has been at the epicenter of the commercial expansion of cannabis as a legitimate business worldwide”

Javier Hasse

Bob and I have collaborated on several projects over the last several years together. His support and knowledge within his industry is enjoyable to be associated with. The care and concern he gives his clients feels more like a friendship than business. I would highly recommend Bob and his firm for companies that want/need/requires their professional services. Thanks for everything Bob”

Jason Shaw

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