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What downtown apartment growth means to taxpayers, students

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By Joshua Delauder | Cronkite News Several new apartments are being built in and around Downtown Phoenix. Many of these apartments include amenities built exclusively for students and most of them are located within walking distance of the downtown Arizona State University campus. These will be available to rent just around the time the new […]

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ADOT, feds file to dismiss lawsuits challenging South Mountain Freeway

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KTAR The Arizona Department of Transportation, along with the Federal Highway Administration, have asked a court to dismiss lawsuits challenging the South Mountain Freeway. In an April 25 motion, the departments argued that voters have wanted the freeway — which would extend the Loop 202 from its current end point at Interstate 10 and Pecos […]

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Author discusses her new book tells tragic tale of Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in Arizona wildfire

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By Amber Kahwaji | Cronkite News On June 30, 2013, members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots worked to protect the small town of Yarnell, Ariz. from an approaching wildfire. Only one of the crew’s 20 firefighters survived. The tragedy of the Yarnell Hill Fire captivated grieving audiences and Fernanda Santos, Phoenix bureau chief for The […]

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Inside the deal that averted a net metering ballot showdown in Arizona

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After intervention by the governor, plans for dueling ballot initiatives have given way to mediated negotiations between APS and SolarCity By Herman K. Trabish | Utility Drive As lean energy advocates across the nation push power providers to increase investments in renewables and cut greenhouse gas emissions, they’ve increasingly employed an age-old tactic — ballot initiatives. […]

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Exposure of APS role in solar fight wins Arizona journalist first prize

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The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting was honored with two awards from the 2015 Arizona Press Club’s Writing and Design Awards, which honor excellence in Arizona journalism and were announced this past weekend. Community Investigative Reporting: 1st Place AZCIR’s Evan Wyloge was awarded first place for community investigative reporting for his article, APS employee drafted […]

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Rios seeks re-election

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(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Supervisor Pete Rios has announced that he will seek re-election to Pinal County Supervisor District 1. The district includes Florence, Superior, Kearny, Dudleyville, Mammoth, Oracle, San Manuel, Cactus Forest, SaddleBrooke Ranch, Eloy, Picacho, Randolph and Coolidge. Rios has served as a state senator […]

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‘Forbes’ columnist claims Intel layoffs a sign of poor management

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By Bill Conerly | Forbes (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Intel announced plans Tuesday to cut its workforce by 12,000 people, 11 percent of its current headcount, (including 550 in Chandler). Such a massive, top-down layoff by any corporation always makes me wonder what’s wrong with the company. Certainly circumstances […]

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    Massive luxury retail development in Scottsdale builds upon $2B Paradise Valley project

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    Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale-based Five Star Development has announced its plans to develop a mega retail and dining destination, The Palmeraie, strategically located in the heart of Scottsdale. The project is connected to the $2 billion Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley master-planned community. The initial phase of The Palmeraie encompasses approximately 160,000 square feet of high-end, mixed-use space […]

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    Zillow: Buyers spend more time shopping for a car than their home loan

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    By Marian McPherson | Inman Zillow has released a small study on the habits of homebuyers. The results showed that the average American spends more time researching car purchases than home loans. Survey participants on average reported spending eight hours — obtaining just four quotes from lenders — weighing home loan options, the same amount […]

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    Millennials making permanent changes to commercial real estate

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    By Brian J. Rogal | GlobeSt. Although they may eventually decide to move to the suburbs, the desire for walkable neighborhoods and mass transit, among other things, are probably here to stay It’s hard to remember a time when the real estate industry was more consumed with a specific generation the way it is with […]

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    Mortgage applications down 3.4% on another slight rate gain

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    By Diana Olick | CNBC It was yet another small tick higher for interest rates last week, and it was enough again to hold borrowers back from applying for a mortgage. Total application volume fell 3.4 percent for the week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Volume is 14 percent higher […]

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    Bill to dilute state water code goes to Ducey

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    By Howard Fischer |Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is going to have to decide whether he wants to dilute provisions of state water laws. On a 16-12 margin Wednesday the Senate gave final approval to SB1400, which requires counties that have their own water-requirements for developers to review them every five years. […]

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    Green housing project planned for Phoenix’s historic Roosevelt Neighborhood

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    By Callan Smith | Social Media Coordinator There was an unusually high turnout at the Roosevelt Action Association meeting on Tuesday, with approximately 50 neighbors in attendance. The highlight of the evening was the presentation by Tim Sprague of Habitat Metro, LLC., developer of Portland on the Park and Portland Place. Sprague gave an overview […]

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    Chandler, Tempe see housing uptick

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    By Chris Coppola | The Arizona Republic The message for homebuyers in the Southeast Valley couldn’t be more clear: Act quickly, or you may lose out. The first quarter of 2016 has seen a robust increase in activity in several areas of the region, such as Chandler’s 85286 ZIP code, generally between Pecos and Ocotillo […]

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    Buckeye a boomtown for new-home sales, ranking 4th in the Valley in ’15

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    By Sonja Haller | The Arizona Republic Buckeye landed among the top five Maricopa County cities in new-home sales in 2015, and the city of 61,000 appears to show strong buyer interest again this year. Buckeye ranked fourth with 162 more new-home sales in 2015 than in 2014, an increase of 20 percent. And in […]

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      3 Florence mayoral candidates throw hats in the ring — so far

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      By Mark Cowling | Casa Grande Dispatch Three candidates have said they plan to run for mayor this year in the town’s nonpartisan election, and with just less than a month left before the filing deadline, more candidates are possible. Mayor Tom Rankin, whose term is up, said he will seek a third term. Vice […]

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      Shifting messages from ADOT in prep for overpass

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      In March, when officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation started calling Maricopans who own land that is possibly in the path of the upcoming overpass, the message was different than it had been in previous contacts. “They told me I had 12 months to be out of here,” said Tena Dugan, owner of NAPA […]

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      [GUEST COLUMN] Interference by government and utilities costs Arizona thousands of solar jobs

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      By Lucy Mason and Tom Harris | Arizona Capitol Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association board of directors has mixed feelings regarding the voluntary ending of the “Yes on AZ Solar” initiative and the withdrawal of the two APS backed and anti-solar legislative referrals […]

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      City records show nearly $45 million loss on Gila River Arena management

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      By Darrell Jackson | The Glendale Star In response to a council item of special interest requested by Councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff, and after the city approved a new five-year contract April 26 with AEG Facilities LLC., new documents show how much Gila River Arena has cost the city in arena management. Beginning in 2010-11, the […]

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      AG says law permits inspection of APS political donation records

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times State utility regulators have a legal right to question company executives about whether they secretly funneled money into political campaigns, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Wednesday. In a formal legal opinion, Brnovich sided with Bob Burns who has been trying for months to get Arizona Public […]

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      Bill to dilute state water code goes to Ducey

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      By Howard Fischer |Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is going to have to decide whether he wants to dilute provisions of state water laws. On a 16-12 margin Wednesday the Senate gave final approval to SB1400, which requires counties that have their own water-requirements for developers to review them every five years. […]

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      Salmon, Sinema weigh in on Trump, congressional inaction

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      By Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal “This is the year of the middle finger voter,” said Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, during an East Valley Partnership luncheon this week, describing the state of this year’s presidential election cycle. “No one in Washington knows what to expect in November,” said Sinema. “Many of Donald Trump’s […]

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        Prince died without a will; everyone needs an estate, says Tim Heilman, Rose Law Group estate planning attorney

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        Reuters Music superstar Prince left no known will when he died last week, his sister said in court documents on Tuesday listing his six siblings or half-siblings as heirs to a legacy estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars. The sister, Tyka Nelson, asked that a special administrator be appointed to handle Prince’s affairs and […]

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        [EDITORIAL] Make it clear that all couples can adopt; Rose Law Group Director of Family Law, Kaine Fisher comments

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        Editorial board, The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted for discussion purposes only.) Arizona has a record number of children in foster care, but Arizona’s Legislature blocked updating state law to make it clear same-sex couples can adopt. Republican legislative leaders didn’t just keep the door closed on loving couples who want to […]

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        Legislative Briefs : Senators ban university free speech zones

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        Capitol Media Services State senators voted 21-8 Monday to block universities and community colleges from limiting protests, distributing handbills and making speeches to only certain areas of the campus. HB 2615 stems from concerns about branches of the Maricopa Community College system which have policies setting up so-called “free speech zones.’’ There also are some […]

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        Fear of same-sex adoption debate scuttles adoption, foster care bill; a case of ‘playing politics,’ says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

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        By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Eager to avoid a debate on same-sex adoption rights in an election year, House Republican leadership is refusing to bring a bill to a vote on the House floor. Rep. Rebecca Rios wants to offer an amendment to SB1102 to ensure the rights of same-sex couples to jointly […]

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        CPS workers may interview children without adult’s consent, AG concludes

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Child welfare workers can interview children without the consent of their parents, Attorney General Mark Brnovich concluded Monday. In a 10-page formal opinion, Brnovich said a contrary finding by the Arizona Ombudsman office is legally wrong. In fact, the attorney general suggested that opinion was based […]

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        Regrouping after the death of a key executive; Rose Law Group estate planning and asset protection attorney Tim Heileman comments

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        by Stacy Cowley | The New York Times After three years of planning and design work, XTI Aircraft, a start-up in Englewood, Colo., developing an experimental jet, was poised to finally leave the runway. The company had lined up its executive team, received its first patent and begun a crowdfunding campaign for its next stage […]

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        Adoption process complicated by disparity between state law and Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

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        By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times At least one Arizona judge claims courts can’t certify same-sex married couples to jointly adopt, as long as state law grants that right only to a husband and wife. Judge Corey Sanders, the presiding judge in Graham County Juvenile Court, argued that although the U.S. Supreme Court has […]

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        House passes parental consent bill; might prevent ‘slippery slope’ loss of rights, says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

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        Arizona Daily Independent The Arizona House on Tuesday passed HB2088, a bill which requires schools to obtain informed consent from parents before their children are made to participate in intrusive surveys and assessments. The bill sponsored by Rep. Mark Finchem was requested by parents across the state. “I am pleased to see that a majority […]

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          [GUEST COLUMN] Interference by government and utilities costs Arizona thousands of solar jobs

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          By Lucy Mason and Tom Harris | Arizona Capitol Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association board of directors has mixed feelings regarding the voluntary ending of the “Yes on AZ Solar” initiative and the withdrawal of the two APS backed and anti-solar legislative referrals […]

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          Caterpillar Expands Presence in Southern Arizona with Surface Mining & Technology Division

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          (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) TUCSON, Ariz. (May 3, 2016) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced an economic development project win for the state with the news that Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has selected Tucson, Ariz., as the new location […]

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          Inside the deal that averted a net metering ballot showdown in Arizona

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          After intervention by the governor, plans for dueling ballot initiatives have given way to mediated negotiations between APS and SolarCity By Herman K. Trabish | Utility Drive As lean energy advocates across the nation push power providers to increase investments in renewables and cut greenhouse gas emissions, they’ve increasingly employed an age-old tactic — ballot initiatives. […]

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          Net metering, financing top solar installers’ biggest industry concerns

          Proposed changes in the fiscal incentives for new rooftop solar photovoltaic systems are clouding the future of this popular renewable energy option.

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          By Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal The solar installation industry in Arizona is on the knife-edge of either cashing in on a great opportunity or an opportunity lost. What has them hanging in the balance is the concept of net metering, where utilities pay solar customers for using a system’s excess energy. A […]

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          Solar advocates take office at SRP

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic SRP’s new board members took office Monday The addition of two solar advocates to the board is the result of a vote last year SRP charges a demand fee on solar customers that solar advocates oppose Three new Salt River Project board members took office Monday, including Nick Brown […]

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          Excited crowd greets solar plane at Goodyear Airport

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          By Amy B. Wang | The Arizona Republic Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane making its way around the world, made its long-awaited stop in the Phoenix area Monday, touching down to cheers and applause, but otherwise nearly silently, at Phoenix Goodyear Airport at 8:55 p.m. The Swiss-made plane had taken off from Mountain View, […]

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          Exposure of APS role in solar fight wins Arizona journalist first prize

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          The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting was honored with two awards from the 2015 Arizona Press Club’s Writing and Design Awards, which honor excellence in Arizona journalism and were announced this past weekend. Community Investigative Reporting: 1st Place AZCIR’s Evan Wyloge was awarded first place for community investigative reporting for his article, APS employee drafted […]

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          Lured by early warm weather, scorpions emerge to swarm Arizona homes

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          By Fernanda Santos | The New York Times The scorpions that scurry around this desert region emerged from their winter slumber early this year Usually dormant until late March, the creatures came out in February as temperatures soared, making a month that is generally pretty pleasant the second-warmest February on record. That got Ben Holland’s […]

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            Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean tenants may smoke it; but medical patients should not be prohibited, says Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley

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            By Clare Trapasso | realtor.com The party may be over for some California stoners before it’s officially begun. With speculation mounting that the Golden State will legalize recreational marijuana, a California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow landlords to ban tenants from smoking weed within their own homes, according to The Sacramento Bee. […]

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            Physicians advocate for regulated cannabis; PTSD study okayed

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            By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer As stated in its “Declaration of Principles,” Doctors for Cannabis Regulation believes cannabis prohibition is harmful, causes far more harm than good and should instead be regulated like alcohol and tobacco. “Prohibition is harmful, ineffective and unnecessary, the physicians group said. The publication says cannabis regulation would permit legalization […]

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            Rose Law Group Partner Laura Bianchi featured in ‘Phoenix New Times’ for entrepreneurial legal work

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            Rose Law Group is pleased to announce that Partner and Director of Estate Planning Laura A. Bianchi was recently featured in the Phoenix New Times for her entrepreneurial work with the cannabis industry and her involvement with Women Grow. Source: http://digitalissue.phoenixnewtimes.com/publication/?i=298224&p=26

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            Phoenix eyes MMJ zoning; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley says such would hinder the business

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            By Brenna Goth | The Arizona Republic Phoenix could approve stricter zoning for medical-marijuana facilities Facilities would need to be farther from places of worship, daycare centers and homeless shelters The changes are preparation for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana Medical-marijuana facilities may soon have fewer options of where to open in Phoenix, through […]

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            Let’s classify Girl Scout cookies as medicine

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            From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer This photo of a Girl Scout selling cookies in front of a medical marijuana dispensary went viral in 2014. It illustrates the organization’s marketing acumen gained from 83 years of raising funds. But now, we learn sales of legal marijuana have surpassed Girl […]

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            Legal ‘gray area’ leaves Arizona medical marijuana patients at risk for eviction; Rose Law Group attorney Logan Elia discusses with 3TV & CBS 5

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            By Derek Staahl | 3TV & CSB 5 Tucson News Now Medical marijuana may be legal in Arizona, but using it can still get you kicked out of your home. Some Valley landlords have provisions in their leases that specifically ban medical marijuana use, even by card-holding patients, and a violation can result in eviction. […]

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            [SUNDAY FEATURE] Cracks appear as medical pot licenses up for grabs

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            By Curt Prendergast | Arizona Daily Star For the first time since May 2012, the state will accept applications for medical-marijuana dispensary licenses this summer. The announcement by the Department of Health Services comes as Arizona patients spent $215 million on 19 tons of medical pot last year, nearly double the 10 tons purchased in […]

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            The latest legal developments in the medical marijuana debate; interview with Rose Law Group partner Ryan Hurley

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            By Lisa Ellis and Nikki Kean | Practical Pain Management The new year has brought reasons to celebrate for medical marijuana proponents. A flurry of activity occurred at the end of 2015, including Congressional passage of the Rohrabacker-Farr amendment  (H.R. 83, Sec. 538)1 and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) easing restrictions for medical marijuana research.2 According […]

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