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[EXCLUSIVE] Former Arizona schools chief opines on politics, vouchers, Secretary DeVos and Common Core

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  And John Huppental says he wouldn’t waste his time running for office again By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer | Rose Law Group Reporter After more than 20 years in elective office, ranging from the Chandler City Council to both houses of the Arizona Legislature, John Huppenthal was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction in […]

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Real Estate Q & A: Buyer can terminate deed restriction

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Adam D. Martinez, Esq. | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  I am a developer and recently purchased four lots in a Phoenix neighborhood. Each lot is one acre. The original owner of the lots also owned a fifth adjacent lot that is currently owned by an individual who has lived in a home […]

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Nearly 32,000 Arizona jobs at stake in Trump budget

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Contrary to popular belief, most federal employees actually work outside of the D.C. metro area. See where and how vulnerable regional economies might be to reductions. By Mike Maciag | Governing On the campaign trail, Donald Trump responded to voter discontent with Washington by repeatedly pledging to reduce the size of government. But if he […]

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Arizona’s Biggest and Only True Kentucky Derby Party Set to Triple in Size

Posted by   7 days ago

The Stella Artois Derby DayClub Returns May 6th with Gates Opening at 10:30 a.m. (PHOENIX) – Arizona’s biggest party in May and the only true Kentucky Derby Party, The Stella Artois Derby DayClub is already on pace to triple in size from last year when it returns to Turf Paradise on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. […]

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Elon Musk lays out plans to meld brains and computers

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Startup Neuralink aims to treat disabled and ultimately create a new language of ‘consensual telepathy’ By Rolfe Winkler | The Wall Street Journal Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday confirmed plans for his newest company, called Neuralink Corp., revealing he will be the chief executive of a startup that aims to merge computers with brains […]

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Praying you’ll read this: How high should the wall between church and state be?

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By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer | Rose Law Group Reporter prayer noun/plural noun: prayers a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.   The U.S. Senate this month changed its 60-vote rule (the so-called “nuclear option”) to secure confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. […]

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Jordan Rose, Grant Woods duel as Maricopa motorsports complex gets permit

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By Joey Chenoweth | PinalCentral Two high-profile attorneys butted heads over a proposed motor sports facility on Tuesday, eventually leading to a defiant Maricopa City Council unanimously approving a conditional-use permit for the project after being threatened with legal action. Apex Motorsports is a proposed “golf club for motor enthusiasts” that would feature private race […]

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Support the Scottsdale Athletic field and public park at 91st Street and East Trailside View

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(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Great Hearts in working with the city to help develop a public park) Support Great Hearts as it seeks to enter into a joint agreement with the City of Scottsdale to develop a public park on a roughly 12-acre parcel owned by the City of Scottsdale at the southwest corner of […]

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    It’s good to be a home seller right now … really good

    Posted by   10 hours ago

    By Kathryn Vasel | CNN Money That’s because it’s the most profitable time to sell a home in almost 10 years. Homeowners who sold in the first three months of this year saw an average price gain of $44,000 from purchase, according to a report from Attom Data Solutions released Thursday. That’s the highest gain […]

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    Mortgage experts agree: There is no housing bubble

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    Slow and steady wins the race By Brena Swanson | HousingWire A steady flow of executive orders and presidential memoranda from President Donald Trump dominates media headlines. Trump even signed an executive order on Wednesday asking for the review of designations under the Antiquities Act. But with or without Trump, the housing market must go […]

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    Housing facility for MLB players and others may find a place at Peoria Sports Complex

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    By Philip Haldiman |Independent Newsmedia Professional baseball players trying for the big leagues in Peoria may one day be able to simply fall out of bed and cross the street to the ball park. The city is looking for someone to develop a proposed project named Stadium View on nine acres of land adjacent to […]

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    Marana planning commission moves Lazy K plan forward

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    By Emily Bregel | Arizona Daily Star Some neighbors and environmentalists object to the project, which they say will encroach on an important wildlife corridor used by inhabitants of the nearby national park. For the third time since 2014, Marana’s planning commission has voted to recommend approval for a controversial plan to turn a historic […]

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    Meager listings prompt pending home sales slip

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    Contract signing activity remains high and the small drop is not for lack of demand By Marian McPherson | inman What goes up must come down, and that’s true for The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index, which took a dip this month after a string of impressive numbers. March’s PHSI, which is […]

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    Homeownership in the crosshairs of latest tax plan, say Realtors®

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      Major reforms are needed to lower tax rates and simplify the tax code, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of current and prospective homeowners. That’s according to National Association of Realtors® President William E. Brown, a second-generation Realtor® from Alamo, California and founder of Investment Properties. Brown said that while the President’s tax […]

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    Pollack study shows hotel demand growing for Casa Grande

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    By Apache Junction Independent A recently released study by Elliott Pollack and Co. () provides some good news based on Pinal County’s economic development efforts over the past two years, according to a press release. Pollack’s survey –“Lodging Market Study Pinal County, Arizona” – provides an insight to what kind of demand will exist for […]

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    Phoenix wants to create high-tech manufacturing corridor on new freeway

    Posted by   23 hours ago

    Real estate developers have already bought or are eyeing properties along the South Mountain Freeway route By Mike Sunnucks / Phoenix Business Journal Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants to develop technology and manufacturing focused business parks along the new South Mountain Freeway being built as a connector between the Loop 202 in the East Valley […]

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      The Simpsons are here to remind you that things are pretty grim over at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

      Posted by   10 hours ago

      Ahead of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, the show that basically predicted Trump’s victory 16 years before he won released its deeply dark take on the past several months. In “The Simpsons” version, the White House seems more like a haunted mansion, and poor Marge has run out of pills to cope […]

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      Rose Law Group Notable Quotable: Worth shutting down

      Posted by   10 hours ago

      “The best thing that the Federal Government can do is to become a nothing. Turn all the funding into per student block grants and shut down.” ~ John Huppenthal, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction in interview with Rose Law Group Reporter.

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      How Arizona fixed its broken child welfare system in 2 years

      Posted by   10 hours ago

      The state attracted national attention for its failure to prevent and address child abuse and neglect. Since then, massive changes have led to massive improvements. By J.B. Wogan | Governing For much of the past decade, Arizona’s child welfare agency has been in crisis. The number of children entering the state’s foster care system grew […]

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      [EXCLUSIVE] Former Arizona schools chief opines on politics, vouchers, Secretary DeVos and Common Core

      Posted by   14 hours ago

        And John Huppental says he wouldn’t waste his time running for office again By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer | Rose Law Group Reporter After more than 20 years in elective office, ranging from the Chandler City Council to both houses of the Arizona Legislature, John Huppenthal was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction in […]

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      Federal cuts threaten to derail light rail, trolley projects, says Valley Metro chief

      Posted by   23 hours ago

      By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Cronkite News Transportation Department budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration could threaten Valley rail projects in which the federal government has already invested $75 million, the head of Valley Metro said Wednesday. CEO Scott Smith joined other public transit officials who said the proposed cuts could also hobble the economic […]

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      Queen Creek continues process to annex two San Tan Valley properties

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      By Constance Halonen-Wilson| Town of Queen Creek Mayor: ‘Any taxes assessed by the (Pinal) county will continue to be collected by Pinal County’ At its April 19 regular meeting, the Queen Creek Town Council held two public hearings regarding the potential annexations of two properties in the town’s planning area. They are: Banner Health’s Banner […]

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      More Backpage.com contributions to Arizona pols reported

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      Funds donated to charities By Michael Johnson | White Mountain Independent The state Republican Party is faulting Rep. Tom O’Halleran and another Arizona Democratic representative for accepting political donations from people associated with a Website suspected of promoting child sex trafficking. O’Halleran, a first-term congressman from Sedona, vehemently denies knowingly accepting money from executives and […]

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      Amid shutdown talk, states and cities seek clues to the future

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      Whether and how Congress passes a budget this week could indicate what’s to come when negotiations start for the next year, which will be the first full budget under President Trump. By Liz Farmer | Governing As lawmakers in Washington work to avoid a shutdown of the federal government this week, the tenor of the […]

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        How Arizona fixed its broken child welfare system in 2 years

        Posted by   10 hours ago

        The state attracted national attention for its failure to prevent and address child abuse and neglect. Since then, massive changes have led to massive improvements. By J.B. Wogan | Governing For much of the past decade, Arizona’s child welfare agency has been in crisis. The number of children entering the state’s foster care system grew […]

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        Arizona Supreme Court to rule on same-sex child parental rights

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        By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review the case of a same-sex spouse who was granted parental rights over her ex-wife’s biological child. In October, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Suzan McLaughlin was entitled to the same parental rights as if she were a man after […]

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        Indian community attorneys argue before Arizona Supreme Court to protect Indian children; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner, director Family Law Dept., reacts to case

        Posted by   1 week ago

        By Sonoran News – Attorneys for the Gila River Indian Community Monday made oral arguments before the Arizona Supreme Court in a controversial case involving which court – Arizona state Court or the Community’s Tribal Court – will be the ultimate decision-maker regarding the future of a Native American child at risk of being permanently […]

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        U.S. Supreme Court declines Arizona diaper changing case, upholds molestation conviction

        Posted by   3 weeks ago

        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The nation’s high court has upheld a criminal conviction that the chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court openly feared could lead to child molesting charges against parents for routine actions. Without comment the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review the conviction […]

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        Supreme Court justices have sharp questions in Arizona divorce case

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        By Kendra Penningroth | Cronkite News Chief Justice John Roberts had pointed questions for attorneys arguing on behalf of an Arizona woman whose fight to regain some of her ex-husband’s pension payments landed before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. John and Sandra Howell agreed to split his Air Force pension as part of their 1991 […]

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        Federal court finds no child endangered by Indian adoption law

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        By Howard Fischer |Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A federal judge threw out a bid March 16 to void federal laws that challengers claim is racist because it places the desires and rights of Native American tribes over the constitutionally protected best interests of children. In an extensive ruling, U.S. District Court Judge […]

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        Scarlett Johansson’s custody battle: What happens next?; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law, provides insight

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        By Maria Puente | USA Today Another week, another celebrity divorce involving legal jousting over — no, not the bank accounts, the houses or the luxury toys — but the custody of minor children. This week Scarlett Johansson and her French estranged husband have taken the path recently trod by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and Robin […]

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        What you need to know about the grandparent tax; Laura Bianchi, director of Rose Law Group’s Estate Planning Dept., comments

        Posted by   2 months ago

        How to avoid being stung by the GST tax Leaving lots of money to grandchildren, and skipping the generation in between, used to be a nifty way to beat the federal estate tax. That way, the money was subject to estate tax just once, when the grandparent left it to the grandchild. Otherwise, it would […]

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          SRP agrees to purchase power from proposed Pinal solar plant

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          By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral Salt River Project has announced it has agreed to purchase power from a proposed Pinal County solar plant that has generated opposition from nearby landowners. According to an SRP press release issued Thursday, the utility company will purchase all of the energy produced by Pinal Central Energy Center, a solar […]

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          Trump’s executive order puts 4 national monuments in Arizona in jeopardy

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          By Gregory Korte | USA TODAY Four national monuments in Arizona, covering almost 2 million acres, will be reviewed under the executive order issued Wednesday by President Donald Trump. All four were created by President Bill Clinton in 2000 and 2001. Most are overseen by the Bureau of Land Management, except for Grand Canyon-Parashant National […]

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          SRP gets failing grade for transparency of online financial records

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          By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Cronkite News Arizona’s Salt River Project earned failing marks for the transparency of its online financial records, one of more than half of special districts nationwide to fail in a new report on districts that provide services independently of state or local jurisdictions. The report by the U.S. Public Interest Research […]

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          Burns takes another shot at unveiling ’14 election spending

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          By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State utility regulator Bob Burns wants a quick ruling on his bid to get records from Arizona Public Service to see if two of his colleagues should be barred from voting on the company’s latest rate hike request. William Richards, attorney for Bob Burns, […]

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          Florence residents want town to budget to fight area mine

          Posted by   7 days ago

          By Mark Cowling | PinalCentral As the town looks for cuts and ways to save in the new fiscal year budget, a few residents urged the council not to skimp on legal fees in the town’s ongoing battles against Florence Copper. The town recently calculated it has spent an average of almost $300,000 per year […]

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          Court rejects Arizona’s challenge to EPA-imposed emissions rules

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          By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Cronkite News The Environmental Protection Agency was within its rights to impose certain standards on industrial sites in Arizona in place of state rules meant to ensure visibility in federal parks, a federal appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by the […]

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          Culture, economics drive many to fight for power plant’s future

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          By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun Victor Mannie has worked for Navajo Generating Station’s operator, Salt River Project, for 36 years. Working at the power plant was his first job out of high school and now Mannie is traveling to chapters across the Navajo Nation to inform tribal members about the likelihood that the […]

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          Grand Canyon Escalade project resurfaces

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          By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange As the likely closures of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine brings increasing economic uncertainty to the Navajo Nation and Grand Canyon region, an economic development project that could permanently reshape the area has resurfaced. On Monday, April 17 the Navajo Nation Council’s Naabik’iyati’ Committee will […]

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            Paying taxes in cash, marijuana companies have a lot to hash out with IRS

            Posted by   1 week ago

            Thousands of companies involved in the $6.7 billion US cannabis industry are forced by disparities in state and federal law to conduct nearly all transactions in cash. By Clay Dillow | CNBC It’s Tax Day. No company likes handing money over to the tax collector, but for Oakland-based Harborside Health, settling up with the Internal […]

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            New White House drug czar has quite an idea for where to put nonviolent drug users; could be hard on marijuana states

            Posted by   2 weeks ago

            By Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) will be President Trump’s drug czar, according to a report from CBS News. Marino’s congressional voting record is that of a hard-liner on marijuana issues, and he recently said that he’d like to put nonviolent drug offenders in some sort of “hospital-slash-prison.” As drug […]

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            National Association of Realtors advises agents and brokers on legal marijuana; applicable law explained by Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Dept.

            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            What’s a broker to do if one of his or her agents asks to consume on the job for medical reasons? By Andrea V. Brambila | inman Eight states permit recreational use of marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington). Related: New federal bill would reschedule marijuana as Schedule III AG Jeff […]

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            Court rules campus medical marijuana not a crime; ‘A victory,’ says Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Dept.

            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times A 2012 Arizona law that erased legal protections for medical-marijuana holders on college campuses has been found unconstitutional by the state Court of Appeals. At the same time, the court tossed the conviction of Arizona State University student Andre Maestas, who was charged under the law in 2015 […]

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            Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Marijuana, to speak at upcoming Imperious Expo, April 12-13th

            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            To get 50% off ticket price, visit http://attend.imperiousexpo.com and use promo code RH2017. To learn more about Imperious’ Cannabis Business Expo in Phoenix, visit their site here.  

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            Governors of legal marijuana states ask feds not to interfere

            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            Tribune News Services By Laurel Andrews | Governing Alaska and three other western states on Monday asked the Trump administration not to scrap federal policies that have served as the foundation for state cannabis industries. Existing federal policy is “vital to maintaining control over marijuana in our states” says a letter dated April 3, signed […]

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            A real estate boom, powered by pot

            Posted by   4 weeks ago

            By David Gelles | The New York Times UINCY, Mass. — At the edge of an industrial park in this suburb south of Boston, past a used-car auction lot and a defunct cheese factory, is an unmarked warehouse bristling with security cameras and bustling with activity. Until recently, the cinder-block structure was home to a […]

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            Pharma company that spent $500,000 trying to keep pot illegal in Arizona just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana

            Posted by   1 month ago

            By Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug. Related: Arizona-based drug manufacturer involved in prescription drug scandal […]

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