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Governor, other officials don’t like being sued in casino case 

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star Attorneys for three state officials told a federal judge Friday the Tohono O’odham Nation has no right to sue them in its bid to open a casino on the edge of Glendale. In one legal brief, the lawyers for Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark […]

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Retailers, restaurants line up for Peoria project 

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Posted by   58 mins ago

By Jeff Grant | Daily News Sun A Midwest-based retailer would anchor the P83 District’s retail component under plans submitted to city officials, the developer said. Mike Oliver, managing partner of Peoria Sports Park, LLC, also said his group has been talking with a hotel and envisions adding restaurants “unique to Peoria.” “We have some […]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of July 31

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Posted by   18 hours 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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Tempe approves tax breaks for high-rise apartments, hotel

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Posted by   19 hours ago

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The Tempe City Council has approved property tax breaks for proposed high-rise condos and a hotel. The council approved a property tax deal with Minneapolis-based Opus Development Co. for a planned 3.2 acre project near University Drive and Forest Avenue at its meeting Thursday. The development is slated […]

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Support for land trust plan remains strong despite treasurer’s opposition

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Posted by   19 hours ago

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times Recent criticism by state Treasurer Jeff DeWit appears to have done little to dampen Republican enthusiasm for Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposal to increase state land trust payments to K-12 schools. DeWit’s unexpectedly vocal opposition disturbed what had appeared to be tranquil waters in GOP legislative circles, where Ducey’s […]

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Former state senator, nuclear advocate to run for Corporation Commission

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By Hank Stephenson | Arizona Capitol Times Former Republican state Sen. Al Melvin is running for the Arizona Corporation Commission. Melvin, who served six years in the Senate before briefly running for governor in 2014, announced on Thursday that he would be seeking a spot on the commission, which has three seats up for grabs […]

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AG says elected may not advocate for ballot measures

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By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times A new opinion issued by Attorney General Mark Brnovich more clearly outlines how public and elected officials may exercise their free speech rights without improperly using public money to influence elections. Brnovich withdrew the initial opinion in May after critics said it was far too expansive and licensed […]

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SolarCity reports record bookings, installations

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By Eric Wesoff | Greentech Media (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents SolarCity.) SolarCity has started to describe itself as two types of operations under one roof — a development company and a power company. The development company sells and installs solar and energy storage. The power company provides financing and harvests 30 years’ worth of […]

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    Rival political groups form in Scottsdale bond election

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    By Beth Duckett, The Republic | azcentral.com Scottsdale voters will head to the polls Nov. 3 to decide on the third bond election in five years. But before that happens, two political groups on opposite sides of the spectrum are mounting campaigns that they hope will sway voters. Voters on Nov. 3 will consider approving […]

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    Public meetings set on expanded public land management buffers for military bases

    Planes take off from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale./JIM POULIN:PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL

    Posted by   52 mins ago

    By Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal Buffering most military sites in Arizona is a banner of public land. The extra space helps preserve the multi-billion boost to the Arizona economy the military bases bring home. Protecting the public land and military facilities has mutual benefits, according to a study by the Sonoran Institute. […]

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    Retailers, restaurants line up for Peoria project 

    P83 District’s retail component /Rendering Credit- Baker Architectural Team

    Posted by   58 mins ago

    By Jeff Grant | Daily News Sun A Midwest-based retailer would anchor the P83 District’s retail component under plans submitted to city officials, the developer said. Mike Oliver, managing partner of Peoria Sports Park, LLC, also said his group has been talking with a hotel and envisions adding restaurants “unique to Peoria.” “We have some […]

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    Boutique hotel, luxury homes replace PV blight

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    by Parker Leavitt | The Republic For more than a decade, the shuttered Mountain Shadows resort at the foot of Camelback Mountain was the Valley’s own “paradise lost,” a once-flourishing Eden fallen into development purgatory. The opulence that made Paradise Valley’s Mountain Shadows a premium destination upon opening in 1959 gave way to years of […]

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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of July 31

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    Posted by   18 hours 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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    Tempe approves tax breaks for high-rise apartments, hotel

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    Posted by   19 hours ago

    By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The Tempe City Council has approved property tax breaks for proposed high-rise condos and a hotel. The council approved a property tax deal with Minneapolis-based Opus Development Co. for a planned 3.2 acre project near University Drive and Forest Avenue at its meeting Thursday. The development is slated […]

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    Support for land trust plan remains strong despite treasurer’s opposition

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    Posted by   19 hours ago

    By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times Recent criticism by state Treasurer Jeff DeWit appears to have done little to dampen Republican enthusiasm for Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposal to increase state land trust payments to K-12 schools. DeWit’s unexpectedly vocal opposition disturbed what had appeared to be tranquil waters in GOP legislative circles, where Ducey’s […]

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    Valley homebuilding recovery underway, ‘Republic’ says

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    Posted by   19 hours ago

    By Catherine Reagor, The Republic | azcentral.com When a dozen people camped out to buy a new house in Mesa four months ago, it appeared to be sign metro Phoenix’s new-home market might soon rebound. The numbers are in, and it was. Homebuilding in the Valley has steadily been climbing this year. In June, building […]

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      Rival political groups form in Scottsdale bond election

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      Posted by   45 mins ago

      By Beth Duckett, The Republic | azcentral.com Scottsdale voters will head to the polls Nov. 3 to decide on the third bond election in five years. But before that happens, two political groups on opposite sides of the spectrum are mounting campaigns that they hope will sway voters. Voters on Nov. 3 will consider approving […]

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      Phoenix mayor candidates differ on light rail, spending

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      By Dustin Gardiner | The Republic | azcentral.com Phoenix residents could elect the city’s next mayor this summer, and while the election has been sleepy compared with the crowded contest in 2011, the three candidates have starkly different visions for the nation’s sixth-largest city. Mayor Greg Stanton is running for a second term and faces […]

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      [COLUMN] Case may make medical marijuana harder to get for vets

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      Posted by   48 mins ago

      By EJ Montini | The Republic | azcentral.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted for discussion purposes only.) Is Arizona treating PTSD sufferers, many of them veterans, like second-class citizens? When it comes to medical marijuana, the answer appears to be: Yes And a judge just said that was okay. Continued:

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      What Google Fiber might mean for the Valley

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      Posted by   51 mins ago

      By Darren DaRonco and Parker Leavitt | The Republicazcentral.com Fiber-optic Internet service from Google is closer than ever to becoming a reality for the Valley after the Tempe City Council approved an agreement with the company this week. So what exactly is Google Fiber, and when might we actually have it? We tackle those and […]

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      Public meetings set on expanded public land management buffers for military bases

      Planes take off from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale./JIM POULIN:PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL

      Posted by   52 mins ago

      By Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal Buffering most military sites in Arizona is a banner of public land. The extra space helps preserve the multi-billion boost to the Arizona economy the military bases bring home. Protecting the public land and military facilities has mutual benefits, according to a study by the Sonoran Institute. […]

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      Governor, other officials don’t like being sued in casino case 

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      Posted by   55 mins ago

      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star Attorneys for three state officials told a federal judge Friday the Tohono O’odham Nation has no right to sue them in its bid to open a casino on the edge of Glendale. In one legal brief, the lawyers for Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark […]

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      Tempe approves tax breaks for high-rise apartments, hotel

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      Posted by   19 hours ago

      By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The Tempe City Council has approved property tax breaks for proposed high-rise condos and a hotel. The council approved a property tax deal with Minneapolis-based Opus Development Co. for a planned 3.2 acre project near University Drive and Forest Avenue at its meeting Thursday. The development is slated […]

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        Lawsuit challenges Native American adoption law, a law that could be harmful, says Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher

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        Posted by   3 weeks ago

        By Mary Jo Pitzl, The Republic | azcentral.com Native American children are being deprived of equal protection in foster-care placements and adoptions because federal law puts tribal supremacy ahead of the children’s best interests, a class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges. The suit, filed by the Goldwater Institute in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, challenges portions […]

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        Rose Law Group attorneys address potential workplace, adoption issues post same-sex marriage ruling‏

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        Posted by   1 month ago

        By Phil Riske, managing editor | Rose Law Group Reporter Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision upholding same-sex marriage (Obergefell v Hodges) will result in companies revisiting their domestic partnership benefits for unmarried couples, such as exists in Arizona, many state officials agree. “Now that same-sex couples can marry in all states, those companies may consider removing […]

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        How the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling impacts estate planning; Laurie Bianchi, Rose Law Group chairman of Rose Law Group’s Estate Planning, Business and Asset Protection Department, comments

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        Forbes As gay, lesbian, and other proponents of same-sex marriages celebrate the United States Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, millions of Americans will now be eligible for dramatically different legal rights upon the death or disability of a life partner than were previously possible. In fact, in the field of estate planning […]

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        Salmons, a family divided on same-sex marriage

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        Posted by   1 month ago

        By Nihal Krishan | Cronkite News Matt Salmon celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that said same-sex marriage is a constitutionally protected right. Dr. Matt R. Salmon, that is, the gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon, a conservative Republican from Mesa who, unlike his son, opposes same-sex marriage. Salmon’s congressional office did not release a […]

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        JUST IN — Gay marriage upheld by Supreme Court in close ruling, Rose Law Group attorneys comment

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        By Adam Liptak | The New York Times In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. The 5-to-4 decision, the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with […]

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        State must pay fees in domestic partners lawsuit

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        Posted by   2 months ago

        By Alia Beard Rau, The Republic | azcentral.com A decision by former Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature to deny state benefits to domestic partners will cost the state more than $300,000 in legal fees. U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick on Friday ordered the state to pay $305,049.95 in legal fees and an additional […]

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        Attorney says secret child welfare investigations violate parents’ rights

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        Posted by   2 months ago

        By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times An attorney who represents parents whose children are wards of the state said the Office of Child Welfare Investigations keeps its reports secret, making it difficult for parents to defend themselves, violating their rights and blurring the line between police and social work. Chris Phillis, director of the […]

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          SolarCity reports record bookings, installations

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          Posted by   1 day ago

          By Eric Wesoff | Greentech Media (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents SolarCity.) SolarCity has started to describe itself as two types of operations under one roof — a development company and a power company. The development company sells and installs solar and energy storage. The power company provides financing and harvests 30 years’ worth of […]

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          Rep. Gosar & 34 Members Make Bipartisan Push to Move Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act

          Trail Restoration Project. Portions of revenue from renewable energy development can be reinvested into local communities to help offset some of the impacts on wildlife and their habitat./ Southwest Conservation Corps

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          NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 30, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after being joined by 34 members of the House in formally requesting the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources hold a hearing on H.R. 2663, the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development […]

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          Oak Flats no longer under consideration for historic nomination

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          By Mila Besich-Lira | Copper Area.com (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper.) A few weeks ago the Copper Area News reported that the Tonto National Forest with the San Carlos Apache Tribe submitted an application to the the Keeper of the Record at the National Register of Historic Places to nominate “Chi’ chil Bildagoteel” […]

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          Can SolarCity crack the code on small commercial solar?

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          By Eric Wesoff | Greentech Media July 28, 2015 When it comes to solar installations on small and medium businesses (SMBs), the 30-kilowatt to 500-kilowatt range has been a no-man’s land for solar installers. According to Lyndon Rive, SolarCity’s CEO, it’s been “difficult to service this market cost-effectively,” despite the SMB market being “bigger than […]

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          State utilities set to meet goal of 6% renewables in 2016

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          By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The state’s regulated electric utilities are on track to meet the goal of 6 percent renewable energy use by the end of 2016, largely through utility-scale and rooftop solar projects. In 2006, the Arizona Corporation Commission approved the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST), a rule that requires […]

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          Arizona appeals court trashes Sierra Club ruling

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic | azcentral.com The Arizona Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s decision on Thursday, saying it is OK for Mohave Electric Cooperative to burn trash for renewable energy. Utility regulators had agreed a trash-burning facility in Maricopa County would meet state renewable-energy rules, but the Sierra Club successfully stopped […]

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          Offshore wind farm raises hopes of U.S. clean energy backers

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          By Diane Cardwell | The New York Times A few miles off the coast of Block Island, part of Rhode Island, a small flotilla has been gathering: crane vessels, tugboats and barges that began this week installing the 1,500-ton foundations of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm. It’s a moment that its supporters have […]

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            [COLUMN] Case may make medical marijuana harder to get for vets

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            Posted by   48 mins ago

            By EJ Montini | The Republic | azcentral.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are posted for discussion purposes only.) Is Arizona treating PTSD sufferers, many of them veterans, like second-class citizens? When it comes to medical marijuana, the answer appears to be: Yes And a judge just said that was okay. Continued:

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            AG does 180: Officials can’t use public cash to oppose pot laws, Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley praises decision

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/YourWestValley.com Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday disavowed an opinion he issued earlier this year which said publicly financed “education” campaigns on pending ballot measures need not be fair and balanced. In a new formal opinion, Brnovich said he had overlooked a 2013 change in state law which he […]

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            Judge rejects suit to blunt limits on marijuana for PTSD

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/YourWestValley.com A judge has rejected efforts by a marijuana-advocacy group to quash limits set by the Department of Health Services on how and when patients with post-traumatic stress disorder can legally use the drug. In a ruling Wednesday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Crane McClennen, said there was “substantial […]

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            Know the details involved with leasing real property/by Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin in ‘Marijuana Venture Magazine’

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            Be honest about business plans when talking to landlords by Jane Weltzin | Rose Law Group Attorney Given the conflict between state and federal law, marijuana-related business owners face a unique challenge obtaining real property leaseholds. Landlords who are amenable to leasing to a cannabis business are in a predicament. They are torn between their […]

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            MMJ dispensaries, patients a growing market

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            By Parker Leavitt, The Republic | azcentral.com Three medical-marijuana companies are eyeing the Scottsdale Airpark for new dispensary locations as they look to tap into one of Arizona’s highest concentrations of patients authorized to use the drug. Two proposed dispensaries are on the south side of the airport’s runways, while a third is planned near […]

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            Rose Law Group attorney Jana Weltzin writes about banking complications

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            Posted by   2 weeks ago

            By Jana Weltzin | Marijuana Venture Due to the lack of traditional banking services, cannabis business owners are faced with a cash management and security disaster. Cannabis appears to be the only state-sanctioned business whose financing ability is restricted to private individual loans that are usually unsecured and subject to extremely high interest rates. What […]

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            The thin green line: Alaska’s budding marijuana entrepreneurs; Rose Law Group Attorney Jana Weltzin discusses

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            Posted by   2 weeks ago

            by Laurel Andrews | Alaska Dispatch News At a glance, Alaska’s first marijuana trade show suggested a slow march forward on the path toward regulated, commercial weed. After fighting to be allowed to display marijuana at the Northwest Cannabis Classic in mid-May, organizer Cory Wray was given the OK just days before the event. Vendors could […]

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            Confusion reigns for outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana in Pinal

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            Posted by   3 weeks ago

            By Brian Wright | Maricopa Monitor FLORENCE — After more than an hour of discussion regarding the outdoor cultivation of medical marijuana on Wednesday, Pinal County officials and lawyers seemed more confused than when the conversation began. At issue are an applicant – Sean Dugan, who owns Sidewinder Dairy outside Casa Grande – and his […]

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