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Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Considerations That Go into Providing Secret Service Protection for Presidential Candidates

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(Editor’s note: The Homeland Security Administration decides who is a “major” candidate for president. Major candidates and their spouses receive Secret Service protection within 120 days of the General Election.) 10. Did the candidate pose for a campaign photo with the life-size chocolate shapely women in the lobby of Trump Tower? 9. The candidate refused […]

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Franklin speaking, Casa Grande plant is the cream of the crop

The size of the Casa Grande plant (it totals 90,000 square feet) is deceiving upon first view from the front; it’s not obvious how big it really is.

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Produces nearly 52 million pounds of cream cheese annually By Laurie Merrill | The Republic | azcentral.com The facility for a Casa Grande manufacturer that bills itself as the world’s fastest-growing cream-cheese company has been nominated for 2015 Plant of the Year by a dairy magazine. Franklin Foods Inc. is one of 11 dairy-processing plants […]

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State loses skirmish over judge hearing the O’odham casino case

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Sun The state has lost the first skirmish in its new battle to stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from opening its casino in Glendale. U.S. District Judge Steven Logan rejected a plea by the Attorney General’s Office that he continue to handle the lawsuit filed against the […]

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[IN-DEPTH] What now that the SCOTUS has preserved Arizona’s IRC?   

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By Hank Stephenson | Arizona Capitol Times The two House speakers looked like they had it in the bag. As current Speaker of the House David Gowan and former Speaker Andy Tobin stood on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in early March, their attorneys having just delivered compelling testimony during oral arguments in […]

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Bodies found in search for missing Maricopa couple, arrest made

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By Emily L. Mahoney and Megan Cassidy The Republic | azcentral.com The search for a missing Maricopa couple ended early Thursday morning when investigators said they found two bodies that they believed to be that of Michael and Tina Carrecia following the search of property near the couple’s home. Pinal County Sheriff’s investigators said a […]

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Pro Phoenix transportation issue bringing cash, while anti group struggles

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By Brenna Goth | The Republic | azcentral.com Construction companies, engineering firms and transit service providers are the biggest early supporters of the Proposition 104 campaign to expand Phoenix transportation, while the group fighting the proposed tax increase still seeks major funding. The MovePHX campaign, supporting the bus, light rail and street improvement plan going […]

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Sources say Arizona Coyotes to move to Las Vegas under new owner

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By Josh Kosman | New York Post Sin City is getting hockey, two sources close to the situation told The Post. The NHL is arranging the sale of the Arizona Coyotes to billionaire William Foley, who will move the team to Las Vegas, giving it its first major professional franchise, one source said. “Las Vegas […]

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    Sharing a mortgage with others

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    By Lisa Prevost | The New York Times Young adults stuck in expensive rentals may be tempted to pool resources with friends to buy a shared home. This type of arrangement can potentially cut buyers’ individual expenses, while providing them with a potential equity gain and a mortgage interest tax deduction. But these ventures can […]

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    Franklin speaking, Casa Grande plant is the cream of the crop

    The size of the Casa Grande plant (it totals 90,000 square feet) is deceiving upon first view from the front; it’s not obvious how big it really is.

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    Produces nearly 52 million pounds of cream cheese annually By Laurie Merrill | The Republic | azcentral.com The facility for a Casa Grande manufacturer that bills itself as the world’s fastest-growing cream-cheese company has been nominated for 2015 Plant of the Year by a dairy magazine. Franklin Foods Inc. is one of 11 dairy-processing plants […]

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    Are homeownership, middle class status unreachable for millennials?

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    18-34-year-olds a different breed of cat By Rebecca Naser and Jeff Horwitt | The Wall Street Journal Opinions on difficulty for millennials to achieve a middle-class lifestyle drawn from Hart Research Associates polling data for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundations How Housing Matters Initiative. Hart Research Associates Nearly seven in 10 millennials, […]

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    State loses skirmish over judge hearing the O’odham casino case

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    By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Sun The state has lost the first skirmish in its new battle to stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from opening its casino in Glendale. U.S. District Judge Steven Logan rejected a plea by the Attorney General’s Office that he continue to handle the lawsuit filed against the […]

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    Florence annexing future solar farm

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    By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder There could soon be another large solar farm in Florence, with the town’s plans to take in a half square mile at the town’s eastern edge off Diversion Dam Road. This photovoltaic solar energy plant, expected to generate up to 50 megawatts to the SRP power grid, is planned […]

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    Garrett-Walker Homes entity closes on 46 lots in South Phoenix

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    by Daniel Benson, Belfiore Real Estate Consulting & Melissa Johnson, Rose Law Group Reporter According to public record, The Grove at Baseline LLC (Garrett-Walker Homes Entity) closed on 46 – 45’x110′ P&E Lots in South Phoenix on July 1, 2015 for $1,650,000 ($35,870 per lot / $797 per front foot). The land is located east […]

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    Fairfield Residential buys 842 apartments in Phoenix in $80.5 million deal

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    By Business Real Estate Weekly Two companies formed by Fairfield Residential Inc. in San Diego, Calif. (Chris Hashioka, pres.) paid $80.5 million (blended average of $95,606 per unit) to buy 842 apartments in two properties located near South Mountain in Phoenix. The sellers in two transactions were companies formed by The Milestone Group in New […]

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    Developments a big part of Phoenix’s plans for economic growth

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    Eric Jay Toll | Phoenix Business Journal Phoenix city employees are anticipating the arrival of the new fiscal year as they close the books every June 30. Today kicks off the new fiscal year, 2015-16. The coming 12 months are going to be pivotal for economic development as the city tries to climb out of […]

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      Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Considerations That Go into Providing Secret Service Protection for Presidential Candidates

      GeorgeWashington

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      (Editor’s note: The Homeland Security Administration decides who is a “major” candidate for president. Major candidates and their spouses receive Secret Service protection within 120 days of the General Election.) 10. Did the candidate pose for a campaign photo with the life-size chocolate shapely women in the lobby of Trump Tower? 9. The candidate refused […]

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      Now, no doctor’s note needed for blood test in Arizona

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      By Marco della Cava, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO – The Fourth of July may be the big holiday for the rest of the nation. But for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, July 3 was party time. On Friday, an Arizona law co-authored by Holmes’ high-tech company went into effect, allowing patients to order blood tests without […]

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      State loses skirmish over judge hearing the O’odham casino case

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Sun The state has lost the first skirmish in its new battle to stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from opening its casino in Glendale. U.S. District Judge Steven Logan rejected a plea by the Attorney General’s Office that he continue to handle the lawsuit filed against the […]

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      Florence annexing future solar farm

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      By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder There could soon be another large solar farm in Florence, with the town’s plans to take in a half square mile at the town’s eastern edge off Diversion Dam Road. This photovoltaic solar energy plant, expected to generate up to 50 megawatts to the SRP power grid, is planned […]

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      Small property tax increase for Eloy

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      By David Yankus | Eloy Enterprise Property taxes in Eloy are increasing again. The City Council approved the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget for the city of Eloy last week at a special public meeting, which included a slight increase in taxes for property owners within the city limits. The primary property tax for the city […]

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      Recall effort claims Glendale council took funds from public safety for ‘rainy day’

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      By Sterling Fluharty | The Glendale Star Several members of Glendale City Council could face a recall election, in part, over allegations they took away money reserved for public safety and instead put it into a reserve fund, but a number of local officials deny those charges. The recall petitions being circulated against Councilmembers Lauren […]

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      Real-world consequences of journalism scandals

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      By Rem Rieder | USA TODAY The number at first seems reassuring. In the new State of the First Amendment survey conducted by the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center in partnership with USA TODAY, 69% of the American public says it embraces the importance of the news media acting as a watchdog on government. That’s […]

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

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        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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        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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        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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        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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        Gay couples tie the knot for health benefits

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        By Rachel Emma Silverman | The Wall Street Journal Wedding bells will ring later this year if the Supreme Court decides that gay couples are constitutionally entitled to marry. But health insurance, more than romance, may nudge some couples down the aisle. Amid a push that has made same-sex marriage legal in 37 states and […]

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        Former child safety head says Brnovich made decision to bar married gay couples from adopting

        PNI1217-met flanagan - 12.16.13 - Charles Flanagan (cq), chairman of the C.A.R.E. team (cq) talks with the media before he addresses an Arizona legislative hearing of the Child Protective Services Oversight Committee (cq) at the state capital on Monday, December 16, 2013 (cq). The purpose of the meeting was an update on the more than 6500 non-investigated CPS cases by both the Department of Public Safety (cq) and the C.A.R.E. team (cq). Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic

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        By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times The former head of the state’s child safety agency said Monday it was Attorney General Mark Brnovich and not he who precipitated a February decision to stop allowing married gay couples to jointly adopt or become foster parents. Charles Flanagan said Monday the Department of Child […]

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          Phoenix awaits record-setting solar plane [VIDEO]

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          By Katharine Lackey | USA TODAY The record-setting flight of the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 landed in Hawaii on Friday after the longest, most dangerous leg of its around-the-world journey. The plane landed around noon ET at Hawaii’s Kalaeloa Airport after an arduous five-day, non-stop flight, according to Solar Impulse’s Website, which live streamed the […]

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          Florence annexing future solar farm

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          By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder There could soon be another large solar farm in Florence, with the town’s plans to take in a half square mile at the town’s eastern edge off Diversion Dam Road. This photovoltaic solar energy plant, expected to generate up to 50 megawatts to the SRP power grid, is planned […]

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          Look who’s benefitting from residential solar

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          e360 digest Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits to utility companies than they receive through programs like net metering, according to an analysis of 11 case studies from across the U.S. by the advocacy group Environment New York. Net metering programs credit solar panel owners at a fixed rate — equal to […]

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          Arizona, 15 other states sue EPA over clean water rule

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          By Pam Maclean | Reuters Sixteen states on Monday filed lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contesting a rule that expands the definition of bodies of water subject to federal pollution controls. The actions are a coordinated challenge to an EPA rule issued on May 27 that defines the jurisdiction of the EPA and […]

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          Arizona energy regulators cheer ruling on EPA suit

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          By Rachel Leingang and Luige del Puerto | Arizona Capitol Times In a much anticipated environmental case, a divided U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency may not disregard costs in deciding whether to regulate coal-fired plants in order to reduce mercury and other toxic emissions. The EPA “must consider cost – […]

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          Rose Law Group Partner Court Rich discusses ruling on solar property tax case on KJZZ (Audio)

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          By Kristena Hansen | KJZZ A superior court judge has issued a ruling on a complicated case involving two Arizona solar companies that have been battling over tax issues with the state Department of Revenue, but it’s unclear as to what the ruling really means. The lawsuit stems from Arizona’s drastically different renewable energy landscape […]

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          Coyotes must increase bond, Glendale must pay team what it owes

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          KTAR.com A judge on Monday ordered the Arizona Coyotes ownership to increase its bond payment to the city of Glendale by $750,000 and that the city must make its payment to ownership. The city and NHL team are locked in a contract dispute that began when Glendale city leaders voted to drop the arena lease […]

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            Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley answers the question: ‘Can you be fired for holding an MMJ card?”

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            AZLawHelp.org As an attorney practicing in the nascent field of Medical Cannabis law, one of the most common questions I get from medical marijuana patients is whether they can be fired by their employer simply for having a Medical Marijuana Card. The short answer is No. The long answer is much more complicated. Arizona’s Medical […]

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            Pinal supervisors approve community-supported MMJ dispensary

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            By Brian Wright |Maricopa Monitor The issue of medical marijuana dispensaries in Pinal County has at times been a controversial subject. No such controversy existed Wednesday when the Board of Supervisors approved a dispensary just outside the Florence town limits. Healing Healthcare, located off Arizona 79 just south of Florence on property formerly used for […]

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            Medical marijuana: Cultivation site to open in Coolidge

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            By Sarah Ruff | Maricopa Monitor When Ray Halbe found out his healthy wife had cancer, everything changed. After researching alternative methods to chemotherapy, the family decided to start using an oil extracted from marijuana to ease nausea symptoms caused by the chemo. “Her quality of life was impeccably changed,” the Coolidge resident said. “I […]

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            How to legally invest in medical marijuana companies; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley discusses risks with CNBC

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            by Michelle Castillo | CNBC Score one for the stoners: The pot industry is poised to be gigantic as more states embrace legalization. And, if you want to get in on the ground floor, several advocates say now is the right time to bet big on marijuana. It’s important to note that the business is […]

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            House votes for states’ rights on medical marijuana rules

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            By Reid Wilson | morningconsult.com The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to allow states to set their own rules regulating medical marijuana, as part of a broader measure that would authorize another year of funding for the Justice Department. The amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill, offered by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) […]

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            Majority in poll favor marijuana legalization, research

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            By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times A new Rocky Mountain Poll finds that 53 percent of Arizonans back legalizing marijuana for adults, with only 39 percent opposed to the idea. The poll also shows that 83 percent of Arizonans now support the type of university research on the potential medicinal effects of marijuana advocated […]

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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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