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Surprise mayor irked by lack of progress on City Center development

Vacant land around Surprise City Hall ready for development / Google Maps

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By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun Mayor Sharon Wolcott said the city and its development partners have not been on the same page when it comes to projects that will fill in the planned City Center. Wolcott told a gathering of residents in Sun City Grand Thursday night she remains committed to a mix of [...]

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Nationwide housing starts top 1 million for third time this year

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For the third time this year, nationwide housing starts surpassed the million-mark, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production in September rose 6.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units. “These numbers show starts returning 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 October 17

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By   3 days 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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Iggy Azalea’s ‘boyfriend’ files for divorce…what? Kaine Fisher, chairman of the Family Law Department at Rose Law Group, comments

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By Christina Tetreault | AZ Foothills Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea has been making headlines for months now on her recent spike in musical success, feuds with other females in the business, and her post-work “activities.” However, recently TMZ reported many more headlines with a bit of a mix-up. Her “ex-boyfriend,” Hefe Wine, filed for a [...]

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County Supervisors Association sets 2015 priorities at 10th annual summit

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TriValley Central Pinal County Supervisors, Pete Rios, Steve Miller, Anthony Smith and Todd House, joined county officials from across the state at the Tenth Annual Legislative Summit of the County Supervisors Association (CSA) last week in Prescott, Arizona. At the event, local leaders established a county policy agenda for the 2015 state legislative session. “We [...]

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[OP-ED] McCain: Why I’ll vote for Rose Law Group client Resolution Copper

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By Sen. John McCain | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for discussion purposes.) Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper) Driving through Superior last week, I saw the boarded-up shops that line its Main Street. I spoke with residents of this small community, many of whom are struggling to find [...]

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With demolition of Chandler Elevation, Chandler Viridian advances

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Hines, an international real estate firm, has been working on plans for Chandler Viridian for nearly two years because of significant legal complications related to the unfinished Elevation Chandler project. Those legal barriers are now gone, and Hines expects to demolish and remove the structure in December and announced Wednesday it has closed on the [...]

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Nevada real estate case could reverberate across housing market

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By   5 days ago

Mortgage lenders and housing investors are squaring off in Nevada over a court decision that has permitted thousands of foreclosed homes to be sold for pennies on the dollar, in a case that could have big implications on an already-tight home-loan market across the country. Like lenders, homeowners associations can foreclose on homes to recoup [...]

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    Shea Homes Active Adult strikes again with $59.5 Million Tegavah closing

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    By: Daniel Benson; Belfiore Real Estate Consulting After just recently announcing another Trilogy community planned in Wikenburg (click here to view the story), Shea Homes has closed on the Tegavah residential-golf community located in Maricopa County, specifically at the north east corner of 172nd Street and Rio Verde Drive.  The deal included the 18-Hole Tegavah [...]

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    The death of authentic Phoenix

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    By Jon Talton | Rouge Columnist blog The impending closure of Baker Nursery and Mary Coyle’s raises an issue beyond losing beloved businesses or even the extreme struggle faced by locally owned firms in Phoenix. It cuts to something essential to a real city even if it is difficult to define: authenticity. Critics may dismiss [...]

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    Power to the people to decide ‘character’ of south Tempe

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    By   12 hours ago

    By Dianna M. Náñez | The Arizona Republic Nearly 550 Tempe residents had a say in what they want their neighborhoods to look like as city officials drafted plans to identify “character areas” in south Tempe. If Tempe officials had their way, thousands more would offer ideas on how they envision their community, neighborhood assets [...]

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    Surprise mayor irked by lack of progress on City Center development

    Vacant land around Surprise City Hall ready for development / Google Maps

    By   2 days ago

    By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun Mayor Sharon Wolcott said the city and its development partners have not been on the same page when it comes to projects that will fill in the planned City Center. Wolcott told a gathering of residents in Sun City Grand Thursday night she remains committed to a mix of [...]

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    Nationwide housing starts top 1 million for third time this year

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    By   2 days ago

    For the third time this year, nationwide housing starts surpassed the million-mark, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production in September rose 6.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units. “These numbers show starts returning to [...]

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    Homebuilders buck turmoil with best gain in 9 months

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    By John Gittelsohn | Bloomberg In a week when stock markets were roiled over concern that the global economy is faltering, U.S. homebuilders had the biggest gain in almost nine months. The 11-member Standard & Poor’s Supercomposite Homebuilding Index rallied 6 percent since Oct. 10, the largest weekly increase since January, as global turmoil fueled [...]

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    Developers take advantage when impact fees are halted, city revenues lost

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    By Hillary Davis | Inside Tucson Business The city of Tucson charges about $7,900 in impact fees for the average single-family house, estimated David Godlewski, president of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association. And before the city’s pause on impact fees, some of the largest currently active subdivisions in town were paying a lot more, [...]

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    People to go boom in the Valley

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    By Jim Cross | KTAR A Valley economist is expecting another population bump in Arizona in the coming year. Jim Rounds with Elliott D. Pollack and Company said he expected more people to leave cold weather states for the Southwest and that would kick-start economic activity. “We’ve been in a mild economic recovery for so [...]

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      “If James Brown was the godfather of soul, then Deval Patrick is the godfather of solar in Massachusetts.” Ken Johnson, Solar Energies Industries Association spokesman about the outgoing Mass. Governor

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      Power to the people to decide ‘character’ of south Tempe

      The Lakes area near Kiwanis Park, Tempe

      By   12 hours ago

      By Dianna M. Náñez | The Arizona Republic Nearly 550 Tempe residents had a say in what they want their neighborhoods to look like as city officials drafted plans to identify “character areas” in south Tempe. If Tempe officials had their way, thousands more would offer ideas on how they envision their community, neighborhood assets [...]

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      Check your early ballot for a printing goof [VIDEO]

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      By Dennis Welch | 3TV A printing mistake on some election ballot envelopes in Maricopa County could result in ballots not being counted. The problem is that the name and address on the envelopes do not match. “If they were to complete that envelope and sign their name it would not match and I don’t [...]

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      Pinal considers $59M in red ink for major projects

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      By Brian Wright Maricopa Monitor Improvement projects come with a price tag, and if Pinal County decides to move forward with several big-ticket initiatives, it could add up to $59 million to its current debt. It’s well known that Pinal County’s finances aren’t in good health, but some county leaders say the new debt would [...]

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      Surprise mayor irked by lack of progress on City Center development

      Vacant land around Surprise City Hall ready for development / Google Maps

      By   2 days ago

      By Jeff Grant | Daily News-Sun Mayor Sharon Wolcott said the city and its development partners have not been on the same page when it comes to projects that will fill in the planned City Center. Wolcott told a gathering of residents in Sun City Grand Thursday night she remains committed to a mix of [...]

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      Mayor Price hails the ‘heart and soul’ of Maricopa

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      By Scott Bartle | inMaricopa.com Mayor Christian Price spoke of “coming home” during his annual State of the City address yesterday at city hall. “We are truly a city unto ourselves, with a heart and a soul … with a sense of community, as sense of place, a sense of pride and a sense of [...]

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      Coolidge candidates debate taxes, trash, annexation

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      By Joey Chenoweth, Editor The voters of Coolidge got what is likely their final chance to see all four city council candidates together to try to better inform the decision they will have to make with their ballots for the Nov. 4 election. Tami Hodge, Rob Hudelson, Gary Lewis and Nitza Verdugo are vying for [...]

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      Developers take advantage when impact fees are halted, city revenues lost

      IMPACT-FEES-piggie-bank

      By   2 days ago

      By Hillary Davis | Inside Tucson Business The city of Tucson charges about $7,900 in impact fees for the average single-family house, estimated David Godlewski, president of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association. And before the city’s pause on impact fees, some of the largest currently active subdivisions in town were paying a lot more, [...]

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        Iggy Azalea’s ‘boyfriend’ files for divorce…what? Kaine Fisher, chairman of the Family Law Department at Rose Law Group, comments

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        By Christina Tetreault | AZ Foothills Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea has been making headlines for months now on her recent spike in musical success, feuds with other females in the business, and her post-work “activities.” However, recently TMZ reported many more headlines with a bit of a mix-up. Her “ex-boyfriend,” Hefe Wine, filed for a [...]

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        [BREAKING] Arizona gay couples, you may now marry

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        By Alia Beard Rau and Mary Jo Pitzl The Arizona Arizona same-sex couples can begin marrying immediately, after Attorney General Tom Horne announced this morning he will not appeal the court ruling striking down Arizona’s marriage restriction. Horne said legal ethics dictated he drop any appeal of the 9th Circuit court’s ruling. Horne has issued [...]

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        Paula Patton Files For Divorce From Robin Thicke – Rose Law Group Family Law attorney Kelly Mendoza warns against rumored divorce party

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        Huffington Post LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paula Patton has filed for divorce from Robin Thicke and is asking for joint custody of their son. The “Precious” and “2 Guns” actress filed for divorce from the “Blurred Lines” and “Give It 2 U” singer Friday in Los Angeles, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The 38-year-old actress and 37-year-old [...]

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        Baby step left for gay marriage

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        By Alia Beard Rau and Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Arizona Republic The push toward allowing same-sex couples to marry in Arizona may be delayed, at least a few days. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Wednesday morning issued a temporary halt to Tuesday’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit [...]

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        5 states may proceed with gay marriage; court paves way for 30 states

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        By   2 weeks ago

        The Associated Press The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. No other state cases were currently pending with [...]

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        Suit seeks to expand gay partner health benefits

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star Having won benefits for current state and university employees who are gay, attorneys are back in court asking the same for everyone hired in the future. If they win, they are expected to go after cities, counties, school districts and all government employers in Arizona to [...]

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        A potential game changer for estate taxes on art; Laura Bianchi, chairman of Rose Law Group Estate Planning/Asset Protection Dept. comments

        "The Scream," by Edvard Munch, sold for $120 million.

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        By Paul Sullivan | The New York Times In life, James A. Elkins Jr., a prominent Houston businessman and philanthropist, amassed a portfolio of art that was the envy of museums and collectors. He owned works by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, David Hockney, Willem de Kooning and other modern greats. In death, that [...]

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        RLG Chairman of Family Law Kaine Fisher talks Bruce and Kris Jenner divorce with Arizona Foothills Magazine

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        Kris and Bruce Jenner: Officially Filed for Divorce Christina Tetreault Kris and Bruce Jenner are making headlines once again. What a surprise. The two, after being separated almost a year, are getting divorced. “Momager” Kris officially filed earlier this week. TMZ reported that the decision was “totally amicable” and that no lawyers will be involved [...]

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          “If James Brown was the godfather of soul, then Deval Patrick is the godfather of solar in Massachusetts.” Ken Johnson, Solar Energies Industries Association spokesman about the outgoing Mass. Governor

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          SRP: Impossible to meet EPA coal edict on time

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Arizona Republic Salt River Project officials say it will be impossible to meet the EPA’s proposed carbon rules for power plants in the time frame the regulators suggest, and that the plan will require significant new infrastructure. The Environmental Protection Agency last summer issued the first proposed rules for regulating [...]

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          [OPINION] Net metering levels the energy playing field

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          Sonoran Alliance blog By Barry Goldwater Jr. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) I don’t recall Joe Galli, the former executive director of the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, ever taking up the cause of economically disadvantaged people in south Phoenix. Nor do I understand why he doesn’t identify his new [...]

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          The renewable energy trend: Utilities vs. solar

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          By Neena Satija | Texas Tribune Late this summer, Austin’s City Council trumpeted its commitment to a progressive energy policy by calling for a dramatic expansion in solar power generation, earning accolades from environmental advocates across the country. But the city-owned utility, Austin Energy, has balked at the council’s proposal and said it would be [...]

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          [OP-ED] McCain: Why I’ll vote for Rose Law Group client Resolution Copper

          Photo by Mila Besich-Lira / Copper Area.com

          By   4 days ago

          By Sen. John McCain | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted only for discussion purposes.) Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper) Driving through Superior last week, I saw the boarded-up shops that line its Main Street. I spoke with residents of this small community, many of whom are struggling to find [...]

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          Central Arizona Project election under the radar

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          By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star Five candidates are vying for four seats on the Central Arizona Water Conservation District board. The board, which gets little public notice, directs operations for the Central Arizona Project. Pima County has four seats on the 15-member board. Three of the county’s current board members — Pat Jacobs, [...]

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          [SUNDAY FEATURE] Rose Law Group client Resolution Copper remains resolute despite cost, political difficulties

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Arizona Republic (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper.) More than a mile below the rocky forest outside the small town of Superior, a half-dozen miners climb into a metal bucket damp with subterranean moisture for a slow hoist to the surface. They are among roughly 370 workers employed by [...]

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            [EXCLUSIVE] ASU could field the UA punt on medical marijuana and take it north for a touchdown

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            By Phil Riske | Managing Editor | Rose Law Group Reporter There’s a good chance Arizona State University will accept a spurned proposal to study medical marijuana as a possible benefit to war-torn veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), observers say. Such a research project was proposed by then-University of Arizona physician Dr. Sue [...]

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            Health head wants tougher medical marijuana regs

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/ Arizona Daily Star Arizona’s chief health officer wants to make it more difficult to add new conditions to the list for which doctors can recommend medical marijuana. The change would require “clear and convincing evidence,” published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, that there is some benefit from the use [...]

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            Canadian addiction center calls for legalization of marijuana

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            CBC News Marijuana should be legalized with strict controls to curb its use and social harms, the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health says. Canada’s current system of cannabis control fails to prevent or reduce harms associated with its use, Dr. Jurgen Rehm, director of social and epidemiological research at CAMH, said Thursday as [...]

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            Lawmaker says recreational marijuana issue belongs in the Legislature

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            By   2 weeks ago

            Legalizing marijuana for recreational use should not be a ballot issue, Rep. Ethan Orr tells the Yellow Sheet Report. It’s expected a proposition to legalize the drug will be on the 2016 ballot as apparently enough signatures have been filed to do so. Orr said the problem with passage of a voter-approved measure is it [...]

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            Marijuana e-cigarettes? Yup

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            By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal A Denver company that makes the equivalent of an electronic cigarette for marijuana use and sells cartridges, vaporizers and other products used by medical cannabis users is entering the Arizona market. O.penVape is making Arizona its fifth U.S. market via a statewide distribution deal with Phoenix-based TruCann LLC. [...]

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            Director of Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Department Ryan Hurley speaking at the International Cannabis Association conference in New York

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            By   2 weeks ago

            Ryan will be speaking on Legal Concerns and Strategies when Investing in the Cannabis Industry on Monday October 13. Click HERE to view the rest of the conference schedule.

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            [EDITORIAL] ‘New York Times’ says Alaska, Oregon, District of Columbia should legalize pot

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            (Editor’s notes: Opinion pieces are posted only for purposes of discussion. Legalization of marijuana will be on the Arizona November ballot.) The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two decades later, over half the states allow at least limited medical [...]

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