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From ASU: ‘New American University – 2014 and Beyond’

ASU President Michael Crow speaks at the annual ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit, which has become the sector’s premier conference for investors, businessmen, and educators, held at the swanky Phoenician resort in Scottsdale. / Andy Delisle / Arizona State University

By   7 hours ago

I am pleased to share with you the Arizona State University charter and goals, “New American University – 2014 and Beyond.” During ASU’s evolution over more than a century – from a territorial teachers’ college to a state university – the opportunity for the adoption of a formal charter did not transpire. Now, with permission from the [...]

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Realtors group endorses Doug Ducey in Arizona governor’s race

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By   9 hours ago

By: Mike SunnucksSenior Reporter-Phoenix Business Journal The 40,000-member Arizona Association of Realtors has endorsed State TreasurerDoug Ducey in the Arizona governor’s race. “Doug understands how integral the housing market and private property rights are to the state of Arizona,” said Evan Fuchs, president of the real estate group. Business and real estate industry groups in the [...]

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The Musk family plan for transforming the world’s energy

Elon Musk (R) and his cousin, Lyndon Rive

By   9 hours ago

By Christopher Mims Elon Musk and his cousin, Lyndon Rive, have always been close. Their mothers are twins, and Messrs. Musk and Rive grew up together. “We’ve known each other for as long as we’ve been conscious,” said Mr. Musk, speaking at a panel this week at a private conference in New York. There is [...]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of September 19

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By   13 hours ago

If you’re in the Arizona real estate world, these are the top 10 stories you need to know about this week. This is a regular list we will bring you every week to keep you up to date on all the big news in Arizona real estate so you will never be the one in [...]

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DuVal, Ducey show sharp differences in Tucson debate

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By   13 hours ago

By Joe Ferguson Democrat candidate for governor Fred DuVal clashed with his Republican rival, Doug Ducey, on Thursday night on issues ranging from driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants to education and taxes. But it might have been Libertarian Party candidate Barry Hess who stole the show at times. While sometimes short on specifics, Hess suggested [...]

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Peoria councilman, candidate investigated

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By   16 hours ago

Peoria has hired a private law firm to investigate a city councilman who has family connections to a group that launched political attacks on a rival candidate. A resident filed a complaint against Ben Toma, claiming Toma coordinated with an independent expenditure committee and had compensated a family member on that committee. Both are violations [...]

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24/7 Wall St. survey: Gilbert 20th in 50 best state to live

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By Robert Serenbetz, Alexander Kent, Ashley C. Allen, Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich Americans take into account different factors when choosing where to live. For some, the quality of schools is important. For others, the strength of the local economy or personal safety takes priority. To determine America’s best cities to live in, [...]

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Supporters show up in force for Florence library/pool

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By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder Before a full house of mostly supporters of a library and aquatic complex, the Town Council voted 5-2 to approve a nearly $13 million contract to build it Monday night. Mayor Tom Rankin told the audience these new facilities will serve all age groups, “and it’s not going to [...]

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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of September 19

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    By   13 hours ago

    If you’re in the Arizona real estate world, these are the top 10 stories you need to know about this week. This is a regular list we will bring you every week to keep you up to date on all the big news in Arizona real estate so you will never be the one in [...]

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    Affordable homes drive rebound in exurbia

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    By   15 hours ago

    The exurbs are starting to make a comeback, signaling that the housing market’s recovery is slowly spreading beyond major cities. Areas on the outskirts of cities went bust earlier and harder than most other places during the housing downturn. That is partly because job losses, mortgage defaults and high gasoline prices hit families living there [...]

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    A new way to build equity: 15-year mortgage

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    By Lisa Prevost | The New York Times The conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute has found an unlikely ally in the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, a housing advocacy organization, to help roll out a new 15-year mortgage designed to allow borrowers to build equity more quickly. Called the Wealth Building Home Loan, the mortgage features [...]

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    Vintage Partners to redevelop ’50s era shopping center in Central Phoenix

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    AZRE Magazine Vintage Partners, the Arizona-based commercial real estate development and investment company, announced its selection by Uptown Plaza Associates, LLC to lead the redevelopment of Uptown Plaza, the landmark 1950s era shopping center in central Phoenix on the NE corner of Central Avenue and Camelback Road. Kicking off with a groundbreaking in September 2014 [...]

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    Housing prices rise as high-tech firms spill into Phoenix’s suburban markets

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    AZRE Magazine As goes the high-tech industry, so goes opportunity. Once a high-tech company anchors a neighborhood, housing prices rise, new amenities spring up and unemployment dips. JLL’s latest High-Technology Office Outlook reveals where high-tech companies are looking for (and finding) reasonably priced labor and real estate, and how new and unexpected markets like suburban [...]

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    Mortgage rates edge up to 4-month highs, but . . .

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    By   15 hours ago

    By Matthew Graham | Mortgage News Daily Mortgage rates only moved slightly higher Thursday for most lenders. Some lenders were unchanged from yesterday, but on average, rates inched up to match their highest levels since May 1st. There was no significant underlying market movement, which is interesting considering yesterday’s Fed Announcement was expected to do [...]

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    Housing starts drop not as scary as it looks

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    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily Housing starts ‘plummeted’ in August the Census Bureau said today, falling 14.4 percent from the revised seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,117,000 units in July to 956,000 units. The abrupt change, however was driven by a 31.5 percent decline in initial construction of buildings containing 5 or more [...]

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    Peoria Vistancia could be center of commercial, jobs growth

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    By   16 hours ago

    By Lesley Wright | The Arizona Republic Vistancia, one of Peoria’s most luxurious master-planned communities, could also become an employment megasite within the next two years. Vistancia Land Holdings, LLC, and city leaders are in preliminary talks with a regional health-care facility, a sports/entertainment complex and a private college or university about moving into the [...]

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      Realtors group endorses Doug Ducey in Arizona governor’s race

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      By   9 hours ago

      By: Mike SunnucksSenior Reporter-Phoenix Business Journal The 40,000-member Arizona Association of Realtors has endorsed State TreasurerDoug Ducey in the Arizona governor’s race. “Doug understands how integral the housing market and private property rights are to the state of Arizona,” said Evan Fuchs, president of the real estate group. Business and real estate industry groups in the [...]

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      DuVal, Ducey show sharp differences in Tucson debate

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      By   13 hours ago

      By Joe Ferguson Democrat candidate for governor Fred DuVal clashed with his Republican rival, Doug Ducey, on Thursday night on issues ranging from driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants to education and taxes. But it might have been Libertarian Party candidate Barry Hess who stole the show at times. While sometimes short on specifics, Hess suggested [...]

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      Government agendas for week of Sept. 22, 2014

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      Cities/Towns City of Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda City of Benson City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Town of Chino Valley Town Council Regular Meeting Agenda Town of Clarkdale Town Council Special Meeting Agenda City of Coolidge City Council Special Meeting Agenda City of Coolidge City Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Eloy [...]

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      Peoria councilman, candidate investigated

      Ben Toma

      By   16 hours ago

      Peoria has hired a private law firm to investigate a city councilman who has family connections to a group that launched political attacks on a rival candidate. A resident filed a complaint against Ben Toma, claiming Toma coordinated with an independent expenditure committee and had compensated a family member on that committee. Both are violations [...]

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      Officials urge Congress to continue aid to counties with large federal lands

      Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta said her county relied on the $1.7 million in PILT funding it got this year from the federal government to fund fire management and other essential services.

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      Story and photo by Laurie Liles | Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona counties got $34.5 million in reimbursements this year for the large tracts of untaxable federal lands inside their borders, money the counties say they rely on for basic services. Now they need to be able to rely on the federal government to pay [...]

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      Supporters show up in force for Florence library/pool

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      By   1 day ago

      By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder Before a full house of mostly supporters of a library and aquatic complex, the Town Council voted 5-2 to approve a nearly $13 million contract to build it Monday night. Mayor Tom Rankin told the audience these new facilities will serve all age groups, “and it’s not going to [...]

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      Glendale mayor urges Congress to stop West Valley casino

      Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, left, called on Congress to block a Tohono O'odam casino in histown, saying ithe casino would open the door to widespread Las Vegas-style gaming in the Phoenix metro area. / Laurie Liles

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      By Laurie Liles | Cronkite News Related: Glendale rejects casino-deal referendums  WASHINGTON – Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers told a Senate committee Wednesday that unless Congress acts to block a Tohono O’odham Nation casino in his city, residents should prepare for widespread Las Vegas-style gaming throughout the Valley. Weiers told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee that [...]

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      In split vote, Pinal denies San Tan Valley fire district

      Rural/Metro still has supporters, and a few of them spoke at Wednesday’s meeting.

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      By Brian Wright | San Tan Valley Sentinel Acknowledgement of hard work and a good plan was given, but in the end, a lack of bond money put out the chances of a San Tan Valley fire district on Wednesday. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors admitted the plan put forth by Travis Williams and [...]

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        Federal court rules Arizona must recognize widower’s gay marriage

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services A federal judge this afternoon ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Fred McQuire as his legal spouse. Judge John Sedwick rejected arguments by attorneys for state that the “public interest” would be harmed by requiring Arizona to recognize the pair were [...]

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        In contentious divorce case, multibillionaire’s wife asks judge to void prenup; there’s more to the story, says Rose Law Group Family Attorney Kaine Fisher

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        By ABC NEWS The wife of multibillionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin is asking a judge to throw out the prenuptial agreement that she says was signed under duress. If her request is granted, it could lead to one of the biggest divorce settlements in America. Griffin, 45, filed for divorce this summer from his [...]

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        Michael Moore’s Divorce From Wife Kathleen Glynn Is Final – Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department Kaine Fisher suspected it much more contentious

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        By   2 months ago

        Huff Post Divorce Filmmaker Michael Moore’s divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage. Moore filed a divorce complaint June 17, 2013, in Michigan’s Antrim County, where the couple has a lakefront home. A consent judgment of divorce was entered and the case was closed Tuesday. Moore spokesman Christian Muirhead says his [...]

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        Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Will – Laura Bianchi, Chair of Rose Law Group Trust & Estates Department, applauds his planning

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        By   2 months ago

        E! News Philip Seymour Hoffman had amassed quite the estate after 25 years in the business and when he died tragically on Feb. 2 of a heroin overdose, he had his estate in order per his exact wishes. According to probate documents filed in New York City and obtained Monday by E! News, Hoffman had [...]

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        Jewel and husband Ty Murray calling it quits after 6 years of marriage – Kaine Fisher, Chairman of Rose Law Group Family Law Department thinks the pair is setting an example

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        By   3 months ago

        Country star Jewel and husband of six years Ty Murray are calling it quits, the singer announced on her website Wednesday. Jewel wrote, “My husband, friend and partner of 16 years and I have decided to get a divorce.” The couple, who dated 10 years before tying the knot in 2008, say they will part [...]

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        Report: State gets an F for its ‘family-friendly’ workplace policies

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        By   3 months ago

        By Miranda Rivers | Cronkite News Thirty-eight weeks pregnant and on bed-rest with her fifth child, Glendale resident Angela Warren has to rely on her other four children to help run the household. Her husband, Matt, can’t break away from his full-time job right now – and their budget can’t take the hit of losing [...]

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        Idina Menzel talks candidly about dating after divorce – Rose Law Group Chairman of Family Law Department Kaine Fisher weighs in

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        The Huffington Post  | By Taryn Hillin Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs called it quits on their 10-year marriage last December, and now the Broadway star is opening up about navigating the dating world as a single mom. “It all sucks,” Menzel told “Valentine in the Morning” on his radio show Monday. “I don’t want [...]

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          The Musk family plan for transforming the world’s energy

          Elon Musk (R) and his cousin, Lyndon Rive

          By   9 hours ago

          By Christopher Mims Elon Musk and his cousin, Lyndon Rive, have always been close. Their mothers are twins, and Messrs. Musk and Rive grew up together. “We’ve known each other for as long as we’ve been conscious,” said Mr. Musk, speaking at a panel this week at a private conference in New York. There is [...]

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          Sun Citians decry EPCOR water plan

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          By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun A crowd estimated at 1,100 poured on the criticism Wednesday night in Sun City against a plan by EPCOR Water to consolidate the utility’s five wastewater service districts into one companywide district. The move would nearly double customers’ $18.11 monthly bills in Sun City while adding 11 percent to [...]

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          Report: Scottsdale Unified has most solar of any school district outside California

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          By   2 days ago

          New report shows America’s schools saving money by going solar Read it here:SIFF-SCPA – Release   

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          SolarCity strikes an East-West pose in its new commercial mounting system

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          By Michael Puttre | Solar Industry Magazine It has been a year since the merger of SolarCity and Zep Solar. The fist major product born of that union reveals market directions on two significant issues: the future of the commercial-scale market space and the significance of east-west-facing solar as a possible solution to utility load [...]

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          Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney Urges Residents to Prepare for Heavy Rain, Flash Floods

          By   3 days ago

          Coordinating with Businesses and Cities to Provide Resources and Information Dear Neighbors, In anticipation of heavy rainfall due to Hurricane Odile converging with monsoon moisture, the Flood Control District of Maricopa County is urging valley residents to be prepared for another round of storm events and flash floods. At this time it is unknown if [...]

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          [EDITORIAL] Agricultural extinguishment credits

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          Casa Grande Dispatch (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion.) The state has approved a five-year delay in the start for phase-out of agricultural extinguishment credits, giving more time to find a permanent solution to a dilemma. The phase-out was intended to preserve groundwater by taking away some of the future [...]

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          [SUNDAY FEATURE] Solar power an issue for commission candidates

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Arizona Republic The two Democrats who hope to regulate utilities in Arizona admit they face an uphill battle winning election in a Republican state, but they insist they are on the right side of the issue that resonates most with voters: renewable power. Meanwhile, the two Republicans running for the [...]

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          [IN-DEPTH] At what cost the Tesla gigaplant?

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          By   7 days ago

          By Matthew Wald | The New York Times When Nevada lured Tesla Motors to the Reno area to build a giant battery factory, a triumphant governor, Brian Sandoval, proclaimed that every dollar his state was spending in tax incentives and other subsidies would yield $80 in economic activity. But experts in industrial development say that [...]

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            Marijuana/Hemp View All →

            Most of ousted UA researcher’s marijuana/PTSD study will find a home in Colorado, but Sisley hopes part of it remains in Arizona

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            By Mari Herreras | Tucson Weekly It’s not as if the odds of Sue Sisley being reinstated as a professor at the UA are in her favor, but the psychiatrist hopes that part of her study testing marijuana’s effectiveness in treating veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, will at the very least remain in Arizona. Right [...]

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            Coolidge okays marijuana cultivation business

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            By Joey Chenoweth | Coolidge Examiner An industrial park that has been home to a medical marijuana dispensary for more than a year is well on its way to having another cannabis-based business operating. The Coolidge Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved on Sept. 10 a conditional use permit requested by Agronomy Innovations for a [...]

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            Director of Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Department, Ryan Hurley, goes International, speaking at IPA Canada conference

            By   5 days ago

            Ryan Will be speaking on the Comparison of Canadian vs. U.S. Regulatory Approaches to Medical Cannabis Cultivation and Distribution. Various Approaches to Medical Marijuana Regulation: Licensing Procedures Capital requirements State vs. Local control Residency requirements Zoning and Land Use Issues Regulation of Cultivation and Dispensary Operations Inventory Control Product labeling and testing Security requirements Employee training [...]

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            [IN-DEPTH] Nearly blind physician deals with being blindsided politically

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Sue Sisley, M.D., is nearly blind. She can’t see out of her left eye and has minimal vision in her right, resulting from amblyopia, a condition she’s had since birth. Her remaining eyesight “doesn’t seem to be deteriorating further,” she says. But in recent months, Sisley’s been trying [...]

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            The business of America’s marijuana revolution

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            By   2 weeks ago

            AZ Business Magazine By all accounts, America’s emerging cannabis industry is shaping up to be the country’s biggest business experiment of the 21st century. But the mushrooming niche sector could quickly become an un-navigable morass of conflicting state and federal laws, with banks reluctant to touch the industry’s abundance of money and a patchwork of [...]

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            Marijuana legalization supported by a growing majority of Americans, survey shows

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            By   2 weeks ago

            By Matt Ferner | CannaPULSE A broad new survey shows that a majority of American adults continue to support marijuana legalization in the United States, and that support appears to be growing. The survey, released last week from online polling data company CivicScience, asked more than 450,000 U.S. adults over the last two years this [...]

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            [SUNDAY FEATURE] Of pot and Percocet

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            By Marcus Bachhuber and Colleen Barry | The New York Times Prescription opioid painkillers such as Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin have come under intense scrutiny in recent years because of the drastic rise in overdose deaths associated with their prolonged use. Meanwhile, access to medical marijuana has been expanding — 23 states and the District [...]

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            Santa Fe city council votes to decriminalizes marijuana

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            By   3 weeks ago

            By Joseph Kolb | Reuters Santa Fe on Wednesday became the latest U.S. city to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, with lawmakers in the New Mexico capital voting to change local statutes rather than put the issue to a public ballot in November. The Santa Fe City Council voted five to four in favor of [...]

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