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Real Estate Q & A: Can a landlocked property owner gain access?

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Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  After my parents died, I inherited 40 acres of land in Northern Arizona. I recently had the property surveyed and discovered that that there is no access to the property without crossing over a neighboring property. The neighboring property has a locked gate preventing […]

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Grandmother evicted under Arizona ‘Squatters Law’ even though she was paying rent; Tomas Galvin, Rose Law Group land use and water law attorney, provides insight

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azfamily.com 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport 3TV/CBS 5 A Glendale woman says she was evicted from her home of more than a year without notice under an Arizona law designed to target squatters – even though she was paying rent. Pat Siron said officers gave her just 15 minutes to gather her belongings […]

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Janet Napolitano hospitalized, fighting cancer

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By Nanette Asimov | SF Gate University of California President Janet Napolitano has been hospitalized for side effects related to cancer, which was diagnosed in August but made public only on Tuesday. Napolitano, who ran the Department of Homeland Security before leaving in 2013 to take over the 10-campus UC system, “has consistently performed her […]

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Rose Law Group Senior Reporter Phil Riske brought unique radio station to Casa Grande

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  Says it was not unlike “WKRP in Cincinnati” By Bill Coates | Pinal Central Maybe July isn’t the best time to start a new gig in the Arizona desert. Not if you’re from Wyoming. February or March would be better. But for Phil Riske, July it was. It was 1979. He became general manger […]

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Arizona lawmakers mirror House, split by party on Obamacare repeal

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By Alexis Egeland | Cronkite News Arizona lawmakers followed the rest of the House Friday as it split largely down party lines to approve a budget resolution that marks the first step toward the long-held Republican goal of repealing Obamacare. The 227-198 vote came one day after the Senate approved the measure, also mostly along […]

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A wrong number in the night, an offer of prayer and what a doctor learned from a stranger

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By Karina Bland | The Republic Dr. Dan Lieberman was in the emergency room at Abrazo West Campus, an acute-care hospital in Goodyear on a recent Wednesday morning. Lieberman, a neurosurgeon, was about to head home, but stopped first to check on a patient. It was 4:15 a.m. The ER was busy even at that […]

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Opposition stacks up to APS rate hike

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By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Arizona Public Service is facing severe opposition to its request to raise the rates for 1.1 million customers. The state’s biggest utility last year asked state regulators to raise its rates by about $166 million annually, or about $11 per month for the average residential customer. Utilities usually don’t […]

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Ann Sachet, Rose Law Group paralegal, awarded by the National Association of Legal Professionals Phoenix Chapter

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We are pleased to announce on Thursday evening that Ann Sachet, paralegal with Rose Law Group, was awarded the National Association of Legal Professionals (NALS) of Phoenix Award of Excellence and the NALS New Member of the Year Award. Ann is the secretary for the Board of Directors for the NALS Phoenix chapter and is a […]

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    Housing starts jumped in December, capping best year since 2007

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    A slowdown in the pace of new apartment building underscores that it may be difficult for construction to hit new highs in 2017 By Laura Kusisto and Ben Leubsdorf | The Wall Street Journal U.S. housing starts hit their highest level in nine years in 2016, but a slowdown in the pace of new apartment […]

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    Builders less confident, but hopeful

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    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily The Housing Market Index (HMI) backed down a bit from its post-election surge in January, dropping 2 points to a composite reading of 67. The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo index, which measures builder confidence in the new home market, had gained 7 points (now revised down […]

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    Mortgage rates poised to rise close to 5% in 2017

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    4 experts agreed that rates would go up, and also that the impact should be minimal By Lew Sichelman | inman Mortgage rates may be trending down at the moment — but what comes down will go up as the year progresses, according to several key housing economists who spoke at the recent International Builders […]

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    Arizona takes steps toward embracing sharing economy

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    AzBigMedia This January, Arizona has taken two major steps toward embracing the peer-to-peer “sharing economy”. First, on January 1, 2017 a new law took effect which, among other things, prohibits municipalities and cities from banning people from listing short-term rentals on sites like Airbnb and VRBO. Second, the Arizona Department of Revenue began a partnership […]

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    Survey reveals the most trusted builders

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    RealtorMag Taylor Morrison is the most trusted among national home builders, according to the results from Lifestory Research America’s Most Trusted 2017 Home Builder Study. The study tracks more than 100 builder brands in the 35 largest U.S. housing markets, and collects the perceptions of trust in home-builder brands as expressed by more than 31,000 […]

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    Will Trump overturn FHA mortgage reduction?

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    Will it be a delay or an indefinite delay? By Ben Lane | HousingWire White House [Update: This article is updated with a statement from the Trump transition team provided to Lorraine Woellert of Politico.] When Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, appeared last week before […]

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    Mortgage rates back near 2-month lows

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    By Mathew Graham | Mortgage News Daily Mortgage rates moved lower Wednesday, generally recovering the losses seen last Friday. This brings many lenders back in line with the lowest levels since November 17th, although last Wednesday (Jan 11) was slightly better on average. There hasn’t been enough volatility to unseat 4.125% as the most prevalent […]

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    Bring on more and ‘younger’ real estate agents

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    RealtorMag Top real estate executives at firms from all sizes say agent recruitment and retention are going to be their paramount focus in 2017, according to the latest Imprev Thought Leader survey. The survey reflects the responses of nearly 240 real estate leaders representing brokerages responsible for more than half of all U.S. residential real […]

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      In first adjustment since 1972, bill would require more car insurance

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying Arizonans are one accident away from financial ruin, state lawmakers want to force motorists to buy more insurance to pay for the deaths and injuries they cause to others. Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, R-Phoenix, points out that existing law allows someone to drive […]

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      San Tan Valley incorporation in the legislative spotlight

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      Florence has blocked the change in the past By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A House panel agreed to ease the rules for when new cities and towns can be formed, a change in law that foes insist will harm the ability of existing communities to grow. HB2088 would create […]

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      How a liberal Santa Monica high school produced a top Trump advisor and speechwriter

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      By Lisa Mascaro | The Los Angeles Times Too-cool-for-school upper-class students at Santa Monica High scoffed when administrators in 2002 reinstated a daily recitation of the pledge of allegiance. Most students in the liberal enclave slouched in their chairs and chatted over the morning ritual, which was widely viewed as a throwback to an American […]

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      Arizona takes steps toward embracing sharing economy

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      AzBigMedia This January, Arizona has taken two major steps toward embracing the peer-to-peer “sharing economy”. First, on January 1, 2017 a new law took effect which, among other things, prohibits municipalities and cities from banning people from listing short-term rentals on sites like Airbnb and VRBO. Second, the Arizona Department of Revenue began a partnership […]

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      Will Trump overturn FHA mortgage reduction?

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      Will it be a delay or an indefinite delay? By Ben Lane | HousingWire White House [Update: This article is updated with a statement from the Trump transition team provided to Lorraine Woellert of Politico.] When Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, appeared last week before […]

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      Western mayors talk water conservation, stay mum on drought allotments

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      By Kendra Penningroth | Cronkite News Nearly a dozen Western mayors gathered Wednesday to discuss anything and everything “water” except the region’s drought contingency plan – what Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called “the 800-pound gorilla in the room.” Stanton, speaking after a panel on the issue at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting here, said […]

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      Arizona lawmaker would keep some students from voting

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star When Rep. Bob Thorpe ran for re-election in November, the areas in and around the Northern Arizona University campus were among the areas that provided his lowest vote tallies. Thorpe won anyway, with strong showings in the largely Republican Gila and Navajo county portion […]

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      Apache Junction residents file lawsuit to stop acceptance of petitions that force public vote on landfill

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      By Richard H Dyer | Apache Junction Independent Two Apache Junction residents employed by Allied Waste Services of Phoenix have filed a lawsuit to prevent the acceptance of petitions submitted by the Stop Mount Trashmore group against the Apache Junction Landfill. “The purpose of the lawsuit is to bring to light the numerous violations of […]

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        Jolie, Pitt to use private judge in divorce: media; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law, comments on the merits of sealing the file

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        By Brendan O’Brien | Reuters Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt, one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and powerful couples, will use a private judge to keep their divorce out of the view of the public, the couple said in a statement to CNN on Monday. Jolie and Pitt reached an agreement to keep all […]

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        Cut in aid to needy families costs DES millions; Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher assesses the situation

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        By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Jillian Vigil lost everything. Literally everything. As she was fleeing a domestic violence relationship, leaving nearly all her possessions behind, her partner even burned her Social Security card. Gradually, the 34-year-old mother of five started to rebuild. She stayed at a shelter with her youngest child, while the […]

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        Rose Law Group Family Law Department nominated for ‘AZFoothills’ Best of our Valley Family and Real Estate Law Firm

        Posted by   2 months ago

        Rose Law Group is excited to announce that our Family Law and Real Estate Department have been nominated for the AZFoothills Best of our Valley contest for Best Family Law Firm and Real Estate Law Firm. Click here to add your vote for Family Law. Look for Rose Law Group on the list and be sure […]

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        How to organize your home and finances in your estate; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group Estate Planning and Asset Protection Attorney, adds information

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        By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin | Washington Post My mom just passed away just shy of 105 years of age and her estate is a mess. I don’t want to make the same uninformed errors with my estate, so I need to plan and execute documents for my estate. Can you give me any […]

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        Arizona officials work to make child support system more ‘holistic;’ Kaine Fisher, director Rose Law Group Family Law Dept., agrees

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        By Michelle Chance | Cronkite News For the past two years, Valley resident Robert Faas has lived without custody of his four children. A decade of meth and alcohol addictions took over his life, he said. As a result, the state took the 32-year-old’s kids and placed them with family. Six months ago, a child […]

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        Michelle Singletary: What will you leave to your heirs? Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, weighs in

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        By Michelle Singletary | Washington Post You will die. And most of you will leave something for your heirs. (Yes, even your clunker of a car and chipped china might be fought over.) So my question is: Have you given thought to how to allocate your assets? Despite the steady drumbeat of reports that Americans […]

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        Arizona Appeals Court ruling: Birth mom’s same-sex ex has parental rights; follows now a legal trend, says Kaine Fisher, director of Rose Law Group Family Law Department

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The same-sex spouse of a birth mother is entitled to the same legal parental presumptions and rights as if she were a man, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. In the first case of its kind in Arizona, the judges rejected the arguments […]

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        Naming a trust as Roth IRA beneficiary; Tim Heileman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney, comments

        Posted by   4 months ago

        By Small Business Tax Strategies | Business Management Daily Whom should you name as the beneficiaries when you convert a traditional IRA to a Roth? Usually, it’s the kids or grandkids. Strategy: Designate a trust as beneficiary instead. This way, you don’t have to worry about teenagers squandering the funds. As beneficiaries of the trust, […]

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          Nominee for Interior vows to preserve, and develop, public lands

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          By Emmamarie Huetteman | The New York Times Representative Ryan Zinke, Republican of Montana, pitched himself on Tuesday as a serious steward of federal resources in his confirmation hearing for interior secretary, frequently bucking conservative orthodoxy on ownership of public lands, federal funding for preservation and even, briefly, climate change. But Mr. Zinke also emphasized […]

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          Global Water draws ire from Maricopa customers: ‘A full and thorough investigation is needed’

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          By Katie Campbell and David Yankuss | Pinal Central Kathryn Thompson is quick with a sarcastic joke or breezy one-liner on the phone. She details a frustrating water bill notice and comments “I’m a rockstar” all in one breath, punctuated by genuine laughter, and she notes how kind the local utility company was to service […]

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          Opposition stacks up to APS rate hike

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Arizona Public Service is facing severe opposition to its request to raise the rates for 1.1 million customers. The state’s biggest utility last year asked state regulators to raise its rates by about $166 million annually, or about $11 per month for the average residential customer. Utilities usually don’t […]

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          Arizona solar customers gain more time to lock in rates

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          By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star APS, TEP and solar industry groups argued that customers applying for solar interconnections should be grandfathered under current net-metering rules. The Arizona Corporation Commission on Tuesday amended a recent decision to end retail net metering for customers with rooftop solar, giving customers more time to install systems under […]

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          How cities embraced biking and walking in 2016

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          Now we’re getting somewhere By Alissa Walker | Curbed.com In many ways, 2016 was a bad year for all commuters. Even as cities made vast expansions to their cycling networks, bike share programs, and pedestrian infrastructure, vehicle-miles driven grew to an all-time high. Consequently, after a decade of declining traffic deaths, the number of road […]

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          Obama rejects plan for Grand Canyon

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          Monument will not be created By Brandon Loomis | The Republic Arizona conservationists are lamenting President Barack Obama’s apparent decision to not create a national monument on federal land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., had proposed a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument to permanently bar uranium mining on 1.7 million […]

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          Public offers opinions on Florence Copper air quality permit

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          By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central Florence Copper isn’t only responsible for what it does underground, but for what it releases into the air. Opponents argued that for residents who are already dealing with iffy air quality, the mine is something they can’t afford, at a public hearing on the project’s Pinal County air quality […]

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          Potential job losses at Navajo Generating Station worry new congressman

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic New Congressman c is concerned about the coal plant in his district Owners of the plant said they are looking at all options, including a closure this year The plant provides critical jobs in northern Arizona Newly elected U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran has been representing Arizona’s 1st Congressional District […]

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            [EDITORIAL] Scientists to Government: Make it easier to study marijuana

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            By The New York Times Editorial Board (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Even as more and more states allow their residents to use marijuana, the federal government is continuing to obstruct scientists from studying whether the drug is good or bad for people’s health. A report published last week by […]

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            Medical marijuana cultivation approved by Coolidge zoning commission

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            By Rodney Haas | Pinal Central The Coolidge Planning and Zoning commission approved a property use permit for the growing of medical marijuana during a special meeting on Wednesday. The approval marks the first of many steps before actual marijuana plants are grown on the location at 3274 W. Coolidge Ave., as the applicant will […]

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            Court requires proof of impairment for DUI marijuana conviction

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Medical marijuana users cannot be convicted of driving while under the influence of the drug absent proof that they were actually impaired, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. In a major setback for prosecutors, the judges pointed out that Arizona, unlike some other […]

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            Former NFL players seek game-changer to painkillers

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            By Lindsey Wisniewski | Cronkite News BOULDER, Colo. – It’s been nearly 10 years since Jake Plummer retired from football. He still experiences soreness and pain from his neck and shoulders to the soles of his feet. Follow our investigation of Arizona’s opioid epidemic. Documentary coming Jan. 10. It’s an ache that Plummer and many […]

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            Licensing medical marijuana stirs up trouble for states; perspective provided by Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Marijuana Department

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            By Rebecca Beitsch | Stateline The seven lucky balls that popped out of the Arizona Department of Health Services lottery machine in October produced big winners — not in the state’s Powerball game, but in the competition to make money in the medical marijuana industry. The prize winners were granted licenses to open a medical […]

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            Arizona Court: federal law does not trump state medical marijuana zoning

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Local officials cannot use federal laws outlawing marijuana to refuse to provide necessary zoning for dispensaries, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. In their unanimous decision, the judges acknowledged the federal Controlled Substances Act makes the possession and sale of marijuana a felony. And they […]

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            Colorado passes the bong: How the stoner economy can change California

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            Ali Wolf | Meyers Research, LLC Now that the dust has settled from last month’s election, we can take a step back and review another outcome: the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts. This change follows the trailblazers, Colorado and Washington, who were the first to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, […]

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            Arizona spending on medical marijuana expected to double

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star While consumer spending could increase, more competition could tamp down the price of marijuana. The amount of money spent on medical marijuana in the next four years will nearly double according to a new study — assuming the Trump administration doesn’t step in. Projections […]

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