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Misplaced optimism, visa delays and no progress visible at PhoenixMart

The developers of PhoenixMart in Casa Grande anticipated the 1.5 million square foot project – the largest trade center in North America – would open in late 2012 or early 2013./ Photo by Amy Edelen

Posted by   18 hours ago

By Amy Edelen | Cronkite News Nearly four years ago, Casa Grande officials announced that developers had planned to build a massive international trade center on the edges of the city. PhoenixMart would attract more than 1,700 vendors, establish nearly 8,000 jobs and provide a combined annual payroll of more than $300 million, officials had […]

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Florence Named Safest Place in Arizona

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Posted by   2 days ago

NEWS RELEASE: Town of Florence Florence was recently named the safest place in Arizona by Value Penguin, a company that provides information to consumers about the best value in credit cards, home and health insurance, and other topics. Staff at Value Penguin analyzed the most recent crime data available from the 2013 FBI Crime Report […]

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[IN-DEPTH] Phoenix Wright house owner, neighbors battle over museum’s future

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Posted by   3 days ago

By Kara G. Morrison | The Arizona Republic (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Peter Sperling in supporting the Arcadia Community in the fight to preserve its long-standing residential character.) Until recently, Zach Rawling has been a little mysterious, much like the David and Gladys Wright house he bought more than two years ago to rescue […]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of May 1

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Posted by   4 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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Windmill Winery plans to build hotel

Interior of Windmill Winery as set up for a wedding reception.

Posted by   4 days ago

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Windmill Winery.) FLORENCE, Ariz. — The Windmill Winery owners have acquired land across the street to build a boutique hotel. The Windmill is open after coordinating closely with Pinal County health officials following an incident last month. The Windmill said a caterer who worked events on March 18 and 19, […]

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Don’t tread on us: Cities complain the state is usurping their authority

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By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The 2015 legislative session was rough for Arizona towns, cities and counties. Proposals sought to limit local control even as state lawmakers continually railed against federal overreach, city and county officials observed. One bill in particular, SB1421, which prevents any cities from adopting bans on plastic bags, drew […]

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Court Challenge Filed to Stop Uranium Mining Next to Grand Canyon National Park

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NEWS RELEASE: Center for Biological Diversity PHOENIX, Ariz.— A coalition of conservation groups announced today they are appealing a lower court decision that opens the door to new uranium mining at the Canyon uranium mine, located only six miles from Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and Grand […]

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‘Hostile’ Arizona utility’s restrictive fees force SolarCity to relocate workers to other states

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Posted by   5 days ago

By Ryan Randazzo | The Arizona Republic In the wake of Salt River Project’s recent solar rate hike, SolarCity Corp., the largest rooftop solar installer in the state, is relocating at least 85 of its 900 Arizona workers out of state, with more to come. SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive said Wednesday the SRP fees approved […]

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    ‘Forbes’ lists Phoenix as a top spot for renters

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    Posted by   16 hours ago

    By Tim Gallen | Phoenix Business Journal Over the past half-century or so, Phoenix has grown on the backs of affordable single-family homes. Turns out, the Valley of the Sun is a pretty good spot even if you’e just renting. According to a recent ranking by Forbes, Phoenix cracked the top 10 for most affordable […]

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    400,000SF REI distribution center coming to Goodyear

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    Posted by   16 hours ago

    Last month, in its daily $5M+ Deals report, Dealmaker reported that popular outdoor recreation retailer, REI bought more than 30 acres of land in Goodyear. The city has released more details on the sale, which will bring a 400,000-square-foot distribution center and more than 100 new jobs to the West Valley, a news release said. […]

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    Baron Properties buys infill site in Phoenix planned for 100+ condos

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    Posted by   17 hours ago

    By Business Real Estate Weekly Baron Properties in Denver, Colo. (J. Jeffrey Riggs, Scott Fisher, principals) plans to develop a 104-unit for sale condominium project on a infill parcel in Central Phoenix now occupied by a vacated church. The site is located adjacent to the popular Biltmore and Arcadia neighborhoods on a 2.38-acre parcel at […]

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    Misplaced optimism, visa delays and no progress visible at PhoenixMart

    The developers of PhoenixMart in Casa Grande anticipated the 1.5 million square foot project – the largest trade center in North America – would open in late 2012 or early 2013./ Photo by Amy Edelen

    Posted by   18 hours ago

    By Amy Edelen | Cronkite News Nearly four years ago, Casa Grande officials announced that developers had planned to build a massive international trade center on the edges of the city. PhoenixMart would attract more than 1,700 vendors, establish nearly 8,000 jobs and provide a combined annual payroll of more than $300 million, officials had […]

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    Commercial property owners in Old Town Peoria could get help from the city to improve their properties

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    Posted by   18 hours ago

    By Philip Haldiman, Editor-in-Chief | Dealmaker The city of Peoria is hoping to revitalize and preserve its Old Town through a new program for commercial property owners. Dina Green, Peoria’s economic development project manager, told Dealmaker the Commercial Revitalization Program intends to improve Old Town through exterior revitalization of properties including parking lot improvements, parking […]

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    Maricopa Medical Center to be razed, rebuilt; and other MIHS projects

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    Posted by   19 hours ago

    By Luci Scott | Arizona Builder’s Exchange The 449-bed Maricopa Medical Center at 2601 E. Roosevelt will be demolished and replaced by a new, slightly smaller hospital. Also, a new behavioral health hospital will be built, as will several new inpatient clinics, these probably in the East Valley, West Valley and north Phoenix. The projects, […]

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    [IN-DEPTH] Tusayan development hangs on road decision

    A 2010 conceptual design of Stilo's development at Kotzin Ranch, a 160-acre parcel about a mile northwest of the town of Tusayan. Yellow represents single-family housing, orange represents multi-family residential, light orange represents lodging, mauve represents cultural campus, brown represents institutional park, red represents neighborhood retail, pink represents ground level retail, purple represents dormitories and green represents park areas./Stilo drawing

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    By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun A battle is brewing over five miles of dirt road curving away from the town of Tusayan barely a half-dozen miles from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. It began in earnest last July when the town of Tusayan filed a request with the Forest Service for roadway and […]

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    Thousands of rentals filling in the Valley’s core

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    By Catherine Reagor | The Republic | azcentral.com Living closer in to be near jobs, restaurants, shopping and light rail is apparently what more metro Phoenix residents want now. And developers are quickly catching on. Condo sales and prices are climbing faster than single-family or stand-alone houses in the Valley for the first time. Home […]

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      Misplaced optimism, visa delays and no progress visible at PhoenixMart

      The developers of PhoenixMart in Casa Grande anticipated the 1.5 million square foot project – the largest trade center in North America – would open in late 2012 or early 2013./ Photo by Amy Edelen

      Posted by   18 hours ago

      By Amy Edelen | Cronkite News Nearly four years ago, Casa Grande officials announced that developers had planned to build a massive international trade center on the edges of the city. PhoenixMart would attract more than 1,700 vendors, establish nearly 8,000 jobs and provide a combined annual payroll of more than $300 million, officials had […]

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      [IN-DEPTH] Tusayan development hangs on road decision

      A 2010 conceptual design of Stilo's development at Kotzin Ranch, a 160-acre parcel about a mile northwest of the town of Tusayan. Yellow represents single-family housing, orange represents multi-family residential, light orange represents lodging, mauve represents cultural campus, brown represents institutional park, red represents neighborhood retail, pink represents ground level retail, purple represents dormitories and green represents park areas./Stilo drawing

      Posted by   2 days ago

      By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun A battle is brewing over five miles of dirt road curving away from the town of Tusayan barely a half-dozen miles from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. It began in earnest last July when the town of Tusayan filed a request with the Forest Service for roadway and […]

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      Florence Named Safest Place in Arizona

      Florence

      Posted by   2 days ago

      NEWS RELEASE: Town of Florence Florence was recently named the safest place in Arizona by Value Penguin, a company that provides information to consumers about the best value in credit cards, home and health insurance, and other topics. Staff at Value Penguin analyzed the most recent crime data available from the 2013 FBI Crime Report […]

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      [SUNDAY FEATURE] Corporation Commission meetings with APS scrutinized

      Arizona Corporation Commission building / Google Maps

      Posted by   2 days ago

      By Ryan Randazzo, The Republic | azcentral.com A whistleblower in February raised eyebrows in political circles when he reported a former utility regulator had frequent “secret” meetings with the chief executive of Arizona Public Service Co., the biggest company regulated by the state. But such meetings aren’t secret — in fact, they are business as […]

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      Solar industry largely prevails at Legislature, but remains wary

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      Posted by   3 days ago

      By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The solar leasing industry successfully lessened the blow of a bill that added disclosures to leases homeowners sign when they get solar panels, but advocates for solar say the industry is often on the defensive. SB1465, sponsored by Sen. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, was intended to protect consumers from […]

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      House of Representatives construction estimate up to $2 million, but speaker scales back

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      Posted by   3 days ago

      By Hank Stephenson | Arizona Capitol Times The proposed renovations to the Arizona House of Representatives building were estimated at more than $2 million – double what sources had originally said the project would cost, documents released by the Arizona Department of Administration show. The records also reveal that the project was much further along […]

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      COLUMN] Glendale casino supporters celebrate tribal backstabbing

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      Posted by   3 days ago

      By Doug MacEachern | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The southern Arizona tribe that’s building a new casino in Glendale has racked up a lot of court wins. As many as 13, we’re told, although that’s in dispute. Just one case, though, has pertained to the legality […]

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      Windmill Winery plans to build hotel

      Interior of Windmill Winery as set up for a wedding reception.

      Posted by   4 days ago

      (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Windmill Winery.) FLORENCE, Ariz. — The Windmill Winery owners have acquired land across the street to build a boutique hotel. The Windmill is open after coordinating closely with Pinal County health officials following an incident last month. The Windmill said a caterer who worked events on March 18 and 19, […]

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        Woman-led law firm lets partners be parents

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        Posted by   2 days ago

        By Naom Scheiber | The New York Times Just past 9:30 on a Wednesday morning in March, after she drove 20 minutes to drop her son, Jack, off at preschool, after she trekked back for an hour across the Washington metro area into Fairfax, Va., for work, and long, long after she answered her first […]

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        Gay marriage arguments divide Supreme Court justices; there should be no debate, says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

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        Posted by   7 days ago

        By Adam Liptak | The New York Times The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed deeply divided about one of the great civil rights issues of the age: whether the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. The justices appeared to clash over not only what is the right answer but also over how to […]

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        Ducey angrily reverse state policy blocking gay adoptions; decision praised by Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher [UPDATED]

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        Posted by   2 weeks ago

        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star Just a week after Gov. Doug Ducey vigorously advocated for more adoptions regardless of the parents sexual preference, he found he had to overturn a state policy blocking gay adoptions. Ducey issued an order late Wednesday voiding a Department of Child Safety policy of refusing to […]

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        Big shift pushed in custody disputes; final decision should be up to judges, says Rose Law Group Director of Family Law Kaine Fisher

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        Posted by   2 weeks ago

        By Ashby Jones | The Wall Street Journal Some of the biggest battles over child custody are playing out not in courtrooms, but in statehouses. Prompted partly by fathers concerned that men for too long have gotten short shrift in custody decisions, about 20 states are considering measures that would change the laws governing which […]

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        House votes to repeal estate tax

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        Posted by   2 weeks ago

        By Peter Baker | The New York Times President Obama and the Republicans in Congress clashed over taxes and wealth on Thursday, a day after many Americans sent checks to the Internal Revenue Service, as the House voted to repeal the federal tax levied on multimillion-dollar estates. Republican leaders hailed the vote as a victory […]

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        Same-sex couples consider suing over adoption policy

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        Posted by   3 weeks ago

        By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times Same-sex couples are likely to sue Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and attorneys who work for him could face professional misconduct allegations for his refusal to provide gays with mandated adoption services. Montgomery tried to get out of the adoption business by pushing HB2296, which would have eliminated […]

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        Greasewood Flat could have been saved, says Laura Bianchi, chairman of Rose Law Group’s Estate Planning, Business and Asset Protection Department

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        Posted by   3 weeks ago

        Hundreds gathered in far north Scottsdale last week to witness the auctioning of Greasewood Flat’s last remnants. With it came the virtual nail in the coffin of another Western landmark in the Valley of the Sun. The landmark’s founder, George “Doc” Cavalliere, died in 2009 at the age of 92, and the family who owns […]

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        Top law firms won’t touch anti-gay marriage cases

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        Posted by   3 weeks ago

        By Adam Liptak | The New York Times The stacks of Supreme Court briefs filed on both sides of the same-sex marriage cases to be heard this month are roughly the same height. But they are nonetheless lopsided: There are no major law firms urging the justices to rule against gay marriage. Leading law firms […]

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          [SUNDAY FEATURE] Corporation Commission meetings with APS scrutinized

          Arizona Corporation Commission building / Google Maps

          Posted by   2 days ago

          By Ryan Randazzo, The Republic | azcentral.com A whistleblower in February raised eyebrows in political circles when he reported a former utility regulator had frequent “secret” meetings with the chief executive of Arizona Public Service Co., the biggest company regulated by the state. But such meetings aren’t secret — in fact, they are business as […]

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          Solar industry largely prevails at Legislature, but remains wary

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          Posted by   3 days ago

          By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The solar leasing industry successfully lessened the blow of a bill that added disclosures to leases homeowners sign when they get solar panels, but advocates for solar say the industry is often on the defensive. SB1465, sponsored by Sen. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, was intended to protect consumers from […]

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          Court Challenge Filed to Stop Uranium Mining Next to Grand Canyon National Park

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          Posted by   4 days ago

          NEWS RELEASE: Center for Biological Diversity PHOENIX, Ariz.— A coalition of conservation groups announced today they are appealing a lower court decision that opens the door to new uranium mining at the Canyon uranium mine, located only six miles from Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and Grand […]

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          Ducey ‘skeptical’ about man-made climate change

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          Posted by   4 days ago

          By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he’s convinced the climate is changing. But he doesn’t necessarily believe it is caused by anything that he or anyone else is doing. The governor’s comments came after the annual briefing by the Arizona state forester on the outlook for the […]

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          First Solar announces $62 million loss in its first quarter

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          By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal First Solar Inc. lost more than $62 million during its first quarter because of project delays and keeping projects that would have retained revenue in anticipation of the company’s plans to launch a new company. First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR), a Tempe-based solar panel maker, reported a net loss […]

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          ‘Hostile’ Arizona utility’s restrictive fees force SolarCity to relocate workers to other states

          SRP

          Posted by   5 days ago

          By Ryan Randazzo | The Arizona Republic In the wake of Salt River Project’s recent solar rate hike, SolarCity Corp., the largest rooftop solar installer in the state, is relocating at least 85 of its 900 Arizona workers out of state, with more to come. SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive said Wednesday the SRP fees approved […]

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          4 ways to blunt the solar tax cliff

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          Posted by   5 days ago

          By Katherine Tweed | Greentech Media The coming reduction of the 30 percent federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar creates a steep cliff no matter which way you crunch the numbers, according to a new policy paper from George Washington University. But there are ways to soften the blow. With the phase-down of the […]

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            House rejects proposal to let VA doctors recommend medical marijuana

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            By Cristina Marcos | The Hill The House rejected a proposal Thursday to allow doctors at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals to discuss the use of medical marijuana with patients. Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s (D-Ore.) amendment to the first fiscal 2016 appropriations bill of the year, which funds the VA and military construction projects, failed narrowly […]

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            Marijuana dispensary permit renewed by Pinal County

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            By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com Marijuana dispensary permit renewed by county A medical marijuana dispensary on Papago Road has its permit renewed for two more years. Maricopa’s medical marijuana dispensary will continue for at least another two years. Ponderosa Releaf’s renewal of a special-use permit was approved by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors this […]

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            Sisley on CNN’s ‘Weed’ show Sunday

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            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            TucsonWeekly Arizona is going to be on the spotlight this Sunday on CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution. Gupta followed Sue Sisley—who was ousted from the University of Arizona last summer (she says because of political pressure over the “controversy” of her marijuana research)—to discuss her study on medical marijuana as a […]

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            Medical marijuana on ASU campus lights up lawsuit

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            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            By Mark Remillard | KTAR After two big rulings on medical marijuana were handed down by the Arizona Supreme Court last week, the justices could soon be hearing yet another case. An attorney for Arizona State University student Andre Maestas has petitioned the court to hear whether Maestas should be charged with felony marijuana possession […]

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            Court rules medical marijuana patients on probation may continue drug

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            Posted by   4 weeks ago

            By Michael Kiefer | The Arizona Republic The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday issued two rulings banning courts and prosecutors from denying marijuana use as a term of probation if the convicted felons have valid medical marijuana cards. In one case, a man convicted of possessing marijuana for sale in Cochise County was forbidden from […]

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            Plans halt for 20-acre Phoenix marijuana-cultivation site

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            Posted by   1 month ago

            NOTE: Rose Law Group successfully represented property owners opposed to this proposal. By Brenna Goth | The Republic | azcentral.com Plans are off to bring a medical-marijuana cultivation facility near a north Phoenix neighborhood, quelling the outrage of residents fighting the zoning variance that would allow it near their homes. The application withdrawn by Tempe-based Tryke […]

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            Path to success involves navigating legal obstacles by Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin in ‘Marijuana Venture Magazine’

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            Posted by   1 month ago

            by Jana Weltzin, Rose Law Group Attorney | Marijuana Venture Magazine To be seen as a valid, legitimate industry, treat it as such The cannabis industry continues to emerge and evolve, proving it’s not just a passing fad, but a valid and legitimate economic force. However, many of its key players struggle to comprehend the […]

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            Sisley’s medical marijuana for PTSD study approved by feds

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            Posted by   1 month ago

            By Cooper Rummell | KTAR An Arizona-based psychiatrist and marijuana researcher is moving forward with a controversial cannabis study that could have nationwide implications. Just months after her termination from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Sue Sisley has been given the go-ahead from the federal government for the study and has secured […]

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