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Pinal jobless numbers reflect population growth

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By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com Pinal jobless numbers reflect population growth Pinal County’s unemployment rate is a full point lower than it was in January. Though Pinal County’s jobless figures ticked up two-tenths of a point to 6 percent in April, the county gained nearly 800 workers in the available labor force, according to a […]

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[EXCLUSIVE] Leach optimistic about progress on the Red Rock project

Rep. Vince Leach

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By Phil Riske | Managing Editor Rep. Vince Leach (R-11) told Rose Law Group Reporter in an e-mail interview he sees the Ducey administration moving the Red Rock project in southern Pinal County along. The Arizona Senate Republican Caucus announced in 2013 a one-year study period to investigate the sale of state trust land for […]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of May 22

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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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[OP-ED] Taxpayer money could spur West Valley projects

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By Jeff Gibbs, former Litchfield Park planning commissioner | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) I’m continually amazed by the lack of progress on some of the West Valley’s big development projects. I can tick off seven that have been stalled for years, if not decades: Estrella Falls […]

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An open letter to Zach Rawling

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By Jim Furcini, longtime Arcadia resident, owner of Phoenix-based Furcini Construction Corp. | Phoenix Business Journal (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only. Rose Law Group represents Peter Sperling in supporting the Arcadia Community in their fight to preserve their long standing residential character.) First, Mr. Rawling, I want to say thank […]

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Gilbert puts our welcome mat for Millennials

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By Alicia Torres | KTAR For a new marketing campaign to reach out to the younger, millennial generation, the town of Gilbert has created a new tourism brand called Discover Gilbert. Amanda Elliott, a Gilbert Economic Development representative, said the brand was created to appeal to a younger generation. Continued:

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Comcast bringing 1,100 call-center jobs to Tucson

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By Ronald J. Hansen | The Republic | azcentral.com Comcast plans to hire 1,125 new workers for a call center to open later this year in Tucson, partly because of the area’s significant Spanish-speaking population. Gov. Doug Ducey announced the cable giant’s plans from his offices Thursday to mark the largest expected corporate openings in […]

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Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich featured in Greentech Media report on utility-owned rooftop solar [VIDEO]

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Should regulated utilities be allowed to own and rate-base residential solar? It’s a polarizing question. On the one hand, supporters say utility-owned rooftop solar will increase access to clean energy, while reducing strain on the grid and saving money for all ratepayers. On the other, opponents say utility rooftop solar programs are expensive and unfair, […]

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    Water issue flows through public meeting on proposed Tusayan development

    Opponents of a massive development near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon worry that it could adversely affect springs such as this one that pour from the canyon's walls.:NPS.

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    By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun The water-related impacts of a massive development proposed near the town of Tusayan were a top concern for Flagstaff residents who attended a public comment session connected to the project on Wednesday night. “Anything to do with water is key in this state,” Flagstaff resident Walt Taylor said. […]

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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of May 22

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    Posted by   17 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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    Fewer homes for sale makes U.S. housing recovery painstaking

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    By Sho Chandra | Bloomberg A limited number of homes for sale and higher selling prices are making for one painstaking U.S. housing recovery. Contract closings on previously owned properties unexpectedly dropped 3.3 percent to a 5.04 million annualized rate in April after a 5.21 million pace that was the strongest in almost two years, […]

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    Comcast bringing 1,100 call-center jobs to Tucson

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    Posted by   21 hours ago

    Ronald J. Hansen, The Republic | azcentral.com Comcast plans to hire 1,125 workers for a call center to open later this year in Tucson, partly because of the area’s significant Spanish-speaking population. Gov. Doug Ducey announced the cable giant’s plans from his offices Thursday to mark the largest expected corporate opening in Arizona during his […]

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    84 new homes OK’d in rural area of Chandler

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    By Chris Coppola, The Republic | azcentral.com Chandler officials have given the green light to a developer’s plan to build 84 houses in a rural area of southeast Chandler. In a separate matter, the city has decided to delay another housing proposal that also would be built near an area that has retained a rural […]

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    Canadian investor enters market with $36.2M purchase of Peoria apartments

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    By Business Real Estate Weekly Rock Canyon Investment LP in Vancouver, B.C., Canada (Alfonso Ergas, principal) paid $36.2 million ($122,297 per unit) to purchase the 296-unitPillar at Rock Canyon apartments located at 14300 N. 83rd Avenue in Peoria. The seller was Pillar at Rock Canyon LLC, a company formed by Pillar Communities LLC in Seattle, Wa. (Jim Almon, principal). The […]

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    [OP-ED] Taxpayer money could spur West Valley projects

    Estrella Falls

    Posted by   1 day ago

    By Jeff Gibbs, former Litchfield Park planning commissioner | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) I’m continually amazed by the lack of progress on some of the West Valley’s big development projects. I can tick off seven that have been stalled for years, if not decades: Estrella Falls […]

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    An open letter to Zach Rawling

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    By Jim Furcini, longtime Arcadia resident, owner of Phoenix-based Furcini Construction Corp. | Phoenix Business Journal (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only. Rose Law Group represents Peter Sperling in supporting the Arcadia Community in their fight to preserve their long standing residential character.) First, Mr. Rawling, I want to say thank […]

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      [EXCLUSIVE] Leach optimistic about progress on the Red Rock project

      Rep. Vince Leach

      Posted by   13 hours ago

      By Phil Riske | Managing Editor Rep. Vince Leach (R-11) told Rose Law Group Reporter in an e-mail interview he sees the Ducey administration moving the Red Rock project in southern Pinal County along. The Arizona Senate Republican Caucus announced in 2013 a one-year study period to investigate the sale of state trust land for […]

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      Congress could save Ariz. redistricting if court deems it unconstitutional

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      By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times Fearing defeat at the Supreme Court, more than a dozen members of Congress from California and Arizona introduced legislation Friday to preserve the congressional boundaries set by independent redistricting commissions. HR 2501 specifically bars the legislatures in six states, including Arizona, from redrawing the lines ahead […]

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      ‘New Times’ says Pinal attorney spends tax money on pot propaganda

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      By Ray Stern Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles states in a recent news release that marijuana usage has increased statewide because of “looser” marijuana laws that help drug cartels, but he can’t or won’t back up the claim. He’s the latest public official to use his and his staff’s time to rail, on the public […]

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      Government agendas for the week of May 25, 2015

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      Cities/Towns City of Phoenix City Council Formal Meeting Agenda City of Buckeye Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Meeting Agenda City of Apache Junction Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agenda Agenda Not Available  City of Coolidge City Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Eloy City Council Meeting Agenda Not Available –  City of Glendale City Council […]

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      Libel lawsuit against Flagstaff councilmember dismissed

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      By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Arizona Daily Sun A libel suit filed against Flagstaff City Councilmember Coral Evans has been dismissed. Joe Villasenor, the spokesperson for Landmark Properties, filed the lawsuit against Evans in June 2014. Landmark Properties is the developer of a 650-bed student apartment complex known as The Standard. The project would have originally […]

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      Secretary of state says 2014 campaign violations unenforceable

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      By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Capitol Times At least one political action committee will escape punishment for a possible campaign law violation from 2014, thanks to a federal judge’s ruling that invalidated a lynchpin of Arizona’s election laws. The Secretary of State’s Office recently dismissed a dozen complaints from the 2014 election cycle, which had […]

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      [OP-ED] Let the people decide who regulates their utility bills

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      By Susan Bitter Smith, chairwoman, Arizona Corporation Commission (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Historically, The Arizona Republic has vigorously, and in my opinion, appropriately advocated for transparency and accountability from Arizona’s policy makers. With that in mind, I was surprised to see the Republic suggest that such transparency and accountability […]

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      [OP-ED] Taxpayer money could spur West Valley projects

      Estrella Falls

      Posted by   1 day ago

      By Jeff Gibbs, former Litchfield Park planning commissioner | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) I’m continually amazed by the lack of progress on some of the West Valley’s big development projects. I can tick off seven that have been stalled for years, if not decades: Estrella Falls […]

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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

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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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        Judges rule Chris Simcox can question accusers in Ariz. child sex-crime trial; Rose Law Group Attorney Logan Elia discusses on 12 News

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        By William Pitts | 12 News The judge in the Chris Simcox case seemed to be losing patience with prosecutors Monday as they met to discuss the aftermath of the Arizona Court of Appeals decision to let Simcox question the girls he’s accused of abusing. The former leader of the Minutemen is representing himself against […]

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        Woman-led law firm lets partners be parents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          Water issue flows through public meeting on proposed Tusayan development

          Opponents of a massive development near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon worry that it could adversely affect springs such as this one that pour from the canyon's walls.:NPS.

          Posted by   1 hour ago

          By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun The water-related impacts of a massive development proposed near the town of Tusayan were a top concern for Flagstaff residents who attended a public comment session connected to the project on Wednesday night. “Anything to do with water is key in this state,” Flagstaff resident Walt Taylor said. […]

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          [EXCLUSIVE] Leach optimistic about progress on the Red Rock project

          Rep. Vince Leach

          Posted by   13 hours ago

          By Phil Riske | Managing Editor Rep. Vince Leach (R-11) told Rose Law Group Reporter in an e-mail interview he sees the Ducey administration moving the Red Rock project in southern Pinal County along. The Arizona Senate Republican Caucus announced in 2013 a one-year study period to investigate the sale of state trust land for […]

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          [OP-ED] Let the people decide who regulates their utility bills

          Bitter Smith

          Posted by   1 day ago

          By Susan Bitter Smith, chairwoman, Arizona Corporation Commission (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Historically, The Arizona Republic has vigorously, and in my opinion, appropriately advocated for transparency and accountability from Arizona’s policy makers. With that in mind, I was surprised to see the Republic suggest that such transparency and accountability […]

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          [EDITORIAL] The Corporation Commission needs to earn back our trust

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          The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) The perception that a weak, compliant Arizona Corporation Commission is bending to the will of APS is growing Commissioner Bob Stump communicated with APS-preferred candidates and their financial backers Frim action is needed from the commission to reclaim its reputation and independence. […]

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          Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich featured in Greentech Media report on utility-owned rooftop solar [VIDEO]

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          Should regulated utilities be allowed to own and rate-base residential solar? It’s a polarizing question. On the one hand, supporters say utility-owned rooftop solar will increase access to clean energy, while reducing strain on the grid and saving money for all ratepayers. On the other, opponents say utility rooftop solar programs are expensive and unfair, […]

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          Despite gains, Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

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          By Soyenixe Lopez | Cronkite News | Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made “impressive jumps” and surged ahead, according to a report released Wednesday. The second biennial ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy of the largest […]

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          Shareholders vote down plan to shed more light on utility’s election spending; protest ensues

          Protesters call for APS to disclose political spending

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          By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Pinnacle West shareholders voted down a proposal Wednesday that would have required more information on the company’s election spending, though protesters outside the company’s annual shareholder meeting said they’re just getting started. The proposal called for an annual report on indirect and direct lobbying and “grassroots lobbying communications,” […]

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          Trico bid to reduce savings for solar customers viewed as test case

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          By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The state’s biggest utilities sat together at a table in Tucson Monday to support and defend a solar proposal from a small electric co-op that would alter net metering rules, and cut savings, for its 1,200 solar members. Trico Electric Cooperative is proposing to reduce the amount its […]

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            House rejects proposal to let VA doctors recommend medical marijuana

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

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            Marijuana dispensary permit renewed by Pinal County

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

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            Sisley on CNN’s ‘Weed’ show Sunday

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

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            Medical marijuana on ASU campus lights up lawsuit

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

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            Court rules medical marijuana patients on probation may continue drug

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

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            Plans halt for 20-acre Phoenix marijuana-cultivation site

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

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

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            Posted by   2 months ago

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

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            Sisley’s medical marijuana for PTSD study approved by feds

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

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