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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Republican lawmakers introduce bills to curb protesting in at least 18 states, including Arizona

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By Christopher Ingraham | The Wall Street Journal ince the election of President Trump, Republican lawmakers in at least 18 states have introduced or voted on legislation to curb mass protests in what civil liberties experts are calling “an attack on protest rights throughout the states.” From Virginia to Washington state, legislators have introduced bills […]

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Extensive infrastructure needed for Casa Grande amusement park project

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By Kevin Reagan | Pinal Central The 1,500-acre destination resort developers wish to build near Casa Grande will require a number of infrastructure and utility needs. Some of them were identified in the development plan Block Sports Company submitted to the city last month. They include the construction of a roadway network that incorporates existing […]

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Real Estate Q & A: No right to a view without an easement

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By Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question:  We recently constructed a new home on a hillside. The lot has amazing scenic views, which is the main reason we purchased it. Adjacent and below our lot is another lot and home. Our landscape plan included trees that, when grown, will partially […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Political ideologies of the past still resonate with the residents of Bisbee

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By Diego Mendoza-Moyers | Cronkite News t’s a sunny and cool early February day. The chill in the air perfectly offsets the sun’s glow, heating the canyon that cradles the town. This community, tucked up in southeastern Arizona’s mountains, curls around a massive, defunct open-pit copper mine that once fueled its economy. Bisbee is a […]

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Court dismisses hundreds of ADA lawsuits; Adam Martinez, Rose Law Group Chairman of Real Estate Litigation, weighs in

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By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Friday tossed out hundreds of cases filed against businesses in the East Valley and throughout the metro area that accused them of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and its state counterpart. Judge David Talamante delivered a blow to the Advocates […]

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Pulte to Build Three Neighborhoods in Mesa Master-Planned Community Cadence at Gateway

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(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited unless they contain factual errors.) 15 Floor Plans Ranging From 1,800- to 3,700-Square Feet Single and Two-Story Options (PHOENIX) – Arizona-based real estate investment and development company Harvard Investments is proud to announce Pulte Homes as Harvard’s newest builder for its Mesa master-planned community – Cadence at Gateway (http://cadenceaz.com/). […]

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[Exclusive] Tucson housing outlook blooming for spring

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By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter Homebuyers were active in Tucson last year, from February 2016 through January 2017, new home sales were up 18 percent over the previous 12-month period, said Jim Belfiore at the Belfiore Real Estate Consulting Tucson Market Update on Thursday. “Homebuyer traffic is stronger and it looks like […]

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House Republicans lay out health care plan

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  Proposal offers policy specifics but shows party has yet to bridge divisions over many of its components By Michelle Hackman, Kristina Peterson and Stephanie Armour | The Wall Street Journal ouse Republican leaders sketched out a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, offering a set of policy specifics but showing they have yet […]

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    Tax reform proposals could cause home ownership to wane

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    By Gabriela Rico | Arizona Daily Star Industry leaders fear if taxpayers don’t use the mortgage interest deductions, fewer people will want to buy a house and for sale signs will hang longer. While the local housing market is enjoying a recovery, tax reform proposals coming out of Washington are stoking fears about a damper […]

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    [EDITORIAL] Dreamport Villages

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    Pinal Central Pinal County has been proposed as a site for a number of theme parks over the years, with its strategic location along major transportation corridors. The one announced recently, however, Dreamport Villages, has a significant air of realism attached. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The site on the […]

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    HOAs, residents do battle in some areas

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    Homeowners, board members have tales of grief By Mike Butler | East Valley Tribune When Kathy Fry moved to the Valley from the East Coast to guide her family’s small business in 2011, she and her husband fell in love with a small agricultural community in Tempe. Built in 1979, the affluent 160-home neighborhood with […]

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    San Tan Valley residents see ‘blueprint for growth’

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    By Kelly Fisher | Pinal Central As part of the first phase of the San Tan Valley Special Area Plan, Pinal County hosted two open house meetings last week to gather input from hundreds of residents. The plan is meant to refresh the direction for officials to follow when it comes to the area’s future […]

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    Theme park ideas that never happened in Pinal County

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    By Kevin Reagan | Pinal Central Pinal County has a history of drawing big ideas that don’t seem to go anywhere. Since the 1980s, there have been a variety of proposals for building an amusement park in the Casa Grande, Eloy, Apache Junction and Florence areas. The ideas have always been grand in scale and […]

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    Phoenix soccer team makes case for league expansion

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    By Ryan Clarke | Cronkite News TEMPE — In a dirt lot, trucks whir and beep, their sounds filling gaps in the sound of passing traffic. Construction is underway on a temporary soccer stadium for Phoenix Rising FC. The owners of the team hope that someday the sound is replaced with the roar of thousands […]

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    New D.R. Horton sales offices indicate more housing growth

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    By Michelle Chance | InMaricopa Maricopa is growing again, and homebuilders are returning. In 2016, new single-family housing permits rose 70 percent compared to the previous year, said Martin Scribner, Development Services director for the city. And homebuilders aren’t finished. Scribner estimates that 1,500 to 1,600 undeveloped lots – within developed subdivisions – have been […]

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    Commercial mix-used project proposed at Bell and 51st

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    By Cecilia Chan / Independent Newsmedia A mixed-used commercial development, which includes a 24-hour emergency medical facility is proposed for the northwest corner of Bell Road and 51st Avenue. Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Empire Group Planning Commission this month endorsed an application to rezone the 20 acres, which also would allow for retail, self-storage […]

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      Arizona attorney general abandons Bill Montgomery’s crusade against medical marijuana law

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      By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery launched a fresh appeal this week in a lawsuit he believes could overturn the state’s medical-marijuana law. This time, though, his office will be going it alone. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has chosen to side with Arizona voters. On Tuesday, Montgomery filed […]

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      Tax reform proposals could cause home ownership to wane

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      By Gabriela Rico | Arizona Daily Star Industry leaders fear if taxpayers don’t use the mortgage interest deductions, fewer people will want to buy a house and for sale signs will hang longer. While the local housing market is enjoying a recovery, tax reform proposals coming out of Washington are stoking fears about a damper […]

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      Work on Trump’s border wall to begin near Tucson, 2 other locations

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      By Michael Squires and Rafael Carranza | The Republic Work on the wall President Donald Trump has promised to erect along the nation’s 2,000-mile southwestern border will begin near Tucson, as well as El Paso, Texas, and El Centro, Calif., according to the Department of Homeland Security. Related: Arizona House wants cities to help in […]

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      [SUNDAY FEATURE] Republican lawmakers introduce bills to curb protesting in at least 18 states, including Arizona

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      By Christopher Ingraham | The Wall Street Journal ince the election of President Trump, Republican lawmakers in at least 18 states have introduced or voted on legislation to curb mass protests in what civil liberties experts are calling “an attack on protest rights throughout the states.” From Virginia to Washington state, legislators have introduced bills […]

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      Can government employees criticize the government?

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      They have fewer free-speech rights than private workers, but what counts as a fireable offense is debatable By Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene | Governing Can government employees be legally fired for criticizing the government? It’s a question that many federal workers are asking as they look for ways to express opposition to their new […]

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      Paradise Valley Town Council appoints David Sherf to fill vacancy

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      By Josh Martinez | Paradise Valley Independent In the wake of Maria Syms’ departure, the Paradise Valley Town Council appointed former councilman David Sherf to fill the vacancy. Council interviewed four candidates to fill the post but ultimately decided on Mr. Sherf at its Thursday, Feb. 23 meeting at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. […]

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      Surprise formalizes international business strategy

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      By Richard Smith / Independent Newsmedia Mayor Sharon Wolcott’s 2017 State of the City Address afternoon focused on recent watershed developments in education and transportation. Just below big-ticket items like Ottawa University Arizona, the West-MEC Northwest campus and the completion of the Bell/Grand interchange is the city’s new moniker for its business strategy — dubbed […]

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      Scottsdale mayor: No Desert Discovery Center without public vote

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      By Parker Leavitt | The Republic Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane weighed in on controversial plans for a Desert Discovery Center during his annual State of the City address, saying a public vote should precede any further action once project details are released later this year In front of several hundred community leaders inside the Scottsdale […]

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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

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        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

        Posted by   4 months ago

        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

        Posted by   5 months ago

        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

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        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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          Scottsdale mayor: No Desert Discovery Center without public vote

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          By Parker Leavitt | The Republic Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane weighed in on controversial plans for a Desert Discovery Center during his annual State of the City address, saying a public vote should precede any further action once project details are released later this year In front of several hundred community leaders inside the Scottsdale […]

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          Here’s exactly how much less water is in the Colorado River because of climate change

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          Researchers say current water-resource planning underestimates the effect of climate change on the Colorado River water supplies. Record-setting drought reduced flows on the Colorado River by nearly 20 percent for the first 15 years of this century, but scientists say drought is not the only reason the water has slowed. Climate change made a bad […]

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          Gilbert apartment complex joins ‘smart home’ movement, but will the trend take off?

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          By Farai Bennett | Cronkite News GILBERT – The apartments at Vistara at San Tan Village look like many other “luxury” units available in the Valley with its granite countertops and walk-in closets.But step inside one of the Gilbert complex’s apartments, and you can control the thermostat, turn on the lights, lock the door and […]

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          Arizona water users better off without Navajo Generating Station coal plant, say officials

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          By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Metro Phoenix won’t dry up without the Navajo Generating Station coal plant, which powers the Central Arizona Project canal and is slated for closure, officials said Thursday. In fact, water prices could go down on the massive aqueduct that brings Colorado River water to Phoenix and Tucson, executives from […]

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          US solar installations nearly doubled in 2016, and broke some records

          Posted by   2 weeks ago

          By Robert Ferris | CNBC Solar power installations doubled in 2016 over 2015, as more and more areas of the United States began pulling their power from the sun. For the first time, solar power installations formed the largest group of electricity generating capacity of any energy source, according to a new report from Greentech […]

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          Utilities vote to close Navajo coal plant at end of 2019

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          Utility owners need to work out an arrangement with the Navajo Nation to decommission the plant after the lease expires. By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic The utilities that own the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired power plant near Page are tired of overpaying for power and decided Monday to close the plant when their lease […]

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          Jimmy Carter makes a stand for solar, decades after the cardigan sweater

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          By Alan Blinder | The New York Times PLAINS, Ga. — The solar panels — 3,852 of them — shimmered above 10 acres of Jimmy Carter’s soil where peanuts and soybeans used to grow. The panels moved almost imperceptibly with the sun. And they could power more than half of this small town, from which […]

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          MODUS Development unveils 3 Net Zero projects in 2017

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          By AZ Business Magazine The leading housing developer in eco-friendly living, responsible for bringing the first net zero energy multi-family housing to the U.S., MODUS Development, is now set to unveil their next three projects for 2017: a residential townhome community in Scottsdale, Arizona, an urban residential community in Tempe, Arizona and the second phase […]

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            Arizona attorney general abandons Bill Montgomery’s crusade against medical marijuana law

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery launched a fresh appeal this week in a lawsuit he believes could overturn the state’s medical-marijuana law. This time, though, his office will be going it alone. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has chosen to side with Arizona voters. On Tuesday, Montgomery filed […]

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            White House press secretary predicts ‘greater enforcement’ on recreational marijuana

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            By John Schroyer | Marijuana Business Daily White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday said there will likely be increased federal enforcement on recreational marijuana businesses. “I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it,” Spicer said in response to a question about whether the Department of Justice will enforce federal marijuana laws. […]

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            Trump’s Justice Department may crack down on thriving pot industry, but is it too big to jail?

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            By Evan Halper | Los Angeles Times Marijuana mogul Seibo Shen is accustomed to fighting – but it is usually on the Jiu Jitsu mat, where the undefeated 40-year old prefers to engage completely baked. “You know that movie ‘Drunken Master’?” he said, nodding to the cult film about a martial arts master whose secret […]

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            First marijuana testing for vets with PTSD underway in Phoenix; volunteers wanted

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times The first-ever clinical study of smoked cannabis for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder took place in Phoenix this week, making medical-marijuana history. Many more volunteers are needed, says the nonprofit medical-research group leading the study. The California-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), founded in 1986, is conducting […]

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            Coolidge mayor sees recreational marijuana as future boon to city coffers

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            By Rodney Haas | Pinal Central With more and more people shopping online instead of going to brick-and-mortar stores, cities are scrambling to find ways to make up for the loss in sales tax revenue. For some, this means looking outside the box when it comes to finding new revenue sources to make up for […]

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            Marijuana consumption translates into 58,600 bags of Oreos

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizona’s more than 114,000 medical marijuana patients smoked, ate or otherwise consumed more than 29 tons of the drug last year. That’s more than half of a fully loaded tractor trailer. Or, looking at it another way, it’s the equivalent of more than 58,600 […]

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            Lawmaker doesn’t want Pinal to become ‘open grow’ for medical pot

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            By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Pinal Central State lawmakers are moving to keep medical marijuana dispensaries in the rural areas of the state. On a 5-4 vote Monday, the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs approved legislation which says that those who were the first to open marijuana stores following […]

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            Practical IP considerations for emerging businesses in the cannabis industry

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            By Jeremy Kapteyn, Ph.D., Chair, Rose Law Group Intellectual Property and Technology Department I recently had the opportunity to speak briefly at a cannabis industry trade association meeting in Arizona.  As I started to prepare a short presentation, I considered which intellectual property topics and points were applicable to a wide range of developing businesses […]

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