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Supporters of recreational marijuana file initiative to legalize pot; take it away from cartels, says Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley [VIDEO]

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FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com By Jessica Flores, FOX 10 News Arizona could be the 5th state to legalize recreational marijuana. But first the supporters have to get signatures to get the measure on the 2016 ballot, and then the votes to pass it. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona just got one step […]

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Arizona next when it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana? Yes, says Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner [VIDEO]

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By Pete Suratos | ABC 15 On the streets of downtown Phoenix opinions on are mixed. “Not a big deal. The same as alcohol, in fact, I think alcohol is worst,” says Elliott Shokrgozar. “For a specific population, it could be very harmful to their health,” says Timothy Zhang. Marijuana as medicine is legal in […]

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Marijuana advocates look to young voters to pass legalization, says Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley

Ryan Hurley, a lawyer with Rose Law Group, represents the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona. / Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times

Posted by   23 hours ago

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Marijuana legalization advocates today filed a ballot initiative that would tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Arizona. Officials with the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona, formerly the Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona, filed the initiative with the secretary of state this afternoon, setting the […]

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Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of April 17

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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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State tells tribe casino can’t open because of ‘fraud’

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By Peter Corbett | The Republic | azcentral.com The state has warned the Tohono O’odham Nation that it will block the tribe from opening a $200 million tribal casino under construction north of Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District. (Photo) Daniel Bergin, Arizona Department of Gaming director, informed the Tohono O’odham Nation in a letter late last […]

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Treo, Eloy establish new foreign trade zone sites in Pinal County

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NEWS RELEASE Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc., City of Eloy Partner to Bring Economic Development, Jobs to Sun Corridor and State of Arizona ELOY, ARIZONA (April 16, 2015) – Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO), in partnership with the City of Eloy, announces today that the United States Department of Commerce has approved its application […]

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Pinal sups say Legislature forced property tax hike

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By Brian Wright | Maricopa Monitor Members of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors say they wouldn’t raise property taxes unless it was a last resort. But with some board members feeling as if Gov. Doug Ducey and the Legislature have them over a barrel, a vote passed on Wednesday for a tax increase to […]

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    [OPINION] . . . they will try to stop it: Native American casino rights under attack again

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    By Steve Benson | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Never mind a 2013 state court ruling that found that Arizona’s gaming compact doesn’t explicitly exclude Native American tribes (in this case the Tohono O’odham) from building and operating a casino in metro Phoenix. The Arizona Gaming Commission, […]

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    Get Real – Estate, that is: Rose Law Group Reporter’s Top 10 Developments in Arizona Real Estate News Week of April 17

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    Posted by   2 days 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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    Housing starts rose less than expected in March

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    By Jann Swanson | Mortgage News Daily The rate of permitting for construction of single-family housing and residential construction completions were both down in March, Housing starts did rise slightly. The Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that permits for privately owned housing were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate […]

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    Finished your breakfast? Check out the newest developments in Pinal County

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    By Philip Haldiman, Editor-in-Chief | Dealmaker The economic engines of Pinal County took center stage at Pinal Partnership’s monthly breakfast at Gold Canyon Gold Resort Friday morning. The discussion centered around three of the county’s most important driving forces right now: the Eastmark housing community in Mesa, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and the transportation projects coming […]

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    How high can Skysong go? 90 feet

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    By Allison Walker | Scottsdale Independent An ASU Foundation Grounds Lease amendment, which includes the Skysong Building Plan, has been approved by Scottsdale City Council for an additional 30 feet of height, bringing the maximum building height to 90 feet. Scottsdale City Council voted at the April 14 meeting to allow changes to the original […]

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    Metro Phoenix home sales up 19 percent in February

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    By Catherine Reagor | The Republic | azcentral.com Metro Phoenix’s housing market is on the upswing. Home sales across climbed 19 percent, and prices rose more than 2 percent in February. The latest data on the Valley’s housing market from Arizona State University shows the beginning of an expected surge in sales and potentially higher […]

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    State tells tribe casino can’t open because of ‘fraud’

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    By Peter Corbett | The Republic | azcentral.com The state has warned the Tohono O’odham Nation that it will block the tribe from opening a $200 million tribal casino under construction north of Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District. (Photo) Daniel Bergin, Arizona Department of Gaming director, informed the Tohono O’odham Nation in a letter late last […]

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    There’s no one road to financing commercial real estate projects  

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    By Philip Haldiman, Editor-in-Chief | Dealmaker When it comes to financing real estate projects, each one has its own path. This was one of the themes at Urban Land Institute’s event, Capital Markets: Development Financing Perspectives and Challenges in a New Era, yesterday afternoon at the Omni Montelucia Resort in Paradise Valley. Trey Morsbach, senior […]

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      [OPINION] . . . they will try to stop it: Native American casino rights under attack again

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      Posted by   23 hours ago

      By Steve Benson | The Arizona Republic (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Never mind a 2013 state court ruling that found that Arizona’s gaming compact doesn’t explicitly exclude Native American tribes (in this case the Tohono O’odham) from building and operating a casino in metro Phoenix. The Arizona Gaming Commission, […]

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      Supporters of recreational marijuana file initiative to legalize pot; take it away from cartels, says Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley [VIDEO]

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      Posted by   23 hours ago

      FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com By Jessica Flores, FOX 10 News Arizona could be the 5th state to legalize recreational marijuana. But first the supporters have to get signatures to get the measure on the 2016 ballot, and then the votes to pass it. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona just got one step […]

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      Arizona next when it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana? Yes, says Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner [VIDEO]

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      Posted by   23 hours ago

      By Pete Suratos | ABC 15 On the streets of downtown Phoenix opinions on are mixed. “Not a big deal. The same as alcohol, in fact, I think alcohol is worst,” says Elliott Shokrgozar. “For a specific population, it could be very harmful to their health,” says Timothy Zhang. Marijuana as medicine is legal in […]

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      Marijuana advocates look to young voters to pass legalization, says Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley

      Ryan Hurley, a lawyer with Rose Law Group, represents the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona. / Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times

      Posted by   23 hours ago

      By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Marijuana legalization advocates today filed a ballot initiative that would tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Arizona. Officials with the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona, formerly the Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona, filed the initiative with the secretary of state this afternoon, setting the […]

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      Door’s open for Salmon run against McCain, says ‘The Hill’

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      By Scott Wong | The Hill Rep. Matt Salmon has never felt so loved. Outside conservative groups have been calling, texting and emailing the Arizona Republican on a weekly basis, trying to lure him into a primary against the state’s senior senator, John McCain. Fellow conservative House colleagues are also privately nudging Salmon to run. […]

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      House votes to repeal estate tax

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      By Peter Baker | The New York Times President Obama and the Republicans in Congress clashed over taxes and wealth on Thursday, a day after many Americans sent checks to the Internal Revenue Service, as the House voted to repeal the federal tax levied on multimillion-dollar estates. Republican leaders hailed the vote as a victory […]

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      Finished your breakfast? Check out the newest developments in Pinal County

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      Posted by   2 days ago

      By Philip Haldiman, Editor-in-Chief | Dealmaker The economic engines of Pinal County took center stage at Pinal Partnership’s monthly breakfast at Gold Canyon Gold Resort Friday morning. The discussion centered around three of the county’s most important driving forces right now: the Eastmark housing community in Mesa, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and the transportation projects coming […]

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      Government agendas for week of April 20, 2015

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      Cities/Towns City of Apache Junction City Council Work Session Agenda City of Apache Junction City Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Avondale City Council Regular Meeting Agenda Town of Cave Creek Town Council Regular Meeting Agenda City of Eloy City Council Special Meeting Agenda City of Flagstaff Planning and Zoning Commission Meetin Agenda Town of […]

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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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        House votes to repeal estate tax

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        By Peter Baker | The New York Times President Obama and the Republicans in Congress clashed over taxes and wealth on Thursday, a day after many Americans sent checks to the Internal Revenue Service, as the House voted to repeal the federal tax levied on multimillion-dollar estates. Republican leaders hailed the vote as a victory […]

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        Same-sex couples consider suing over adoption policy

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        By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times Same-sex couples are likely to sue Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, and attorneys who work for him could face professional misconduct allegations for his refusal to provide gays with mandated adoption services. Montgomery tried to get out of the adoption business by pushing HB2296, which would have eliminated […]

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        Greasewood Flat could have been saved, says Laura Bianchi, chairman of Rose Law Group’s Estate Planning, Business and Asset Protection Department

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        Hundreds gathered in far north Scottsdale last week to witness the auctioning of Greasewood Flat’s last remnants. With it came the virtual nail in the coffin of another Western landmark in the Valley of the Sun. The landmark’s founder, George “Doc” Cavalliere, died in 2009 at the age of 92, and the family who owns […]

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        Top law firms won’t touch anti-gay marriage cases

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        By Adam Liptak | The New York Times The stacks of Supreme Court briefs filed on both sides of the same-sex marriage cases to be heard this month are roughly the same height. But they are nonetheless lopsided: There are no major law firms urging the justices to rule against gay marriage. Leading law firms […]

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        County attorney declines help for Arizona gay couple to adopt

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        By Michael Kiefer | The Republic | azcentral.com Same-sex couples have the right to marry in Arizona, and the courts permit them to adopt children as couples. But the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will not extend its adoption-assistance services to them, as one couple discovered in a Facebook confrontation with County Attorney Bill Montgomery. Lenora […]

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        Social splitsville: Judge rules woman can file for divorce via Facebook; Rose Law Group Partner Kaine Fisher has questions

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        By Nick Gass | POLITICO A New York City woman can legally file for divorce from her husband via Facebook, a judge has ruled. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper said that a nurse named Ellanora Baidoo can serve her husband with divorce papers through a Facebook message, according to the initial report by the […]

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        Suffer the little children as Arizona foster system struggles for fix; ‘first-hand’ analysis by Kaine Fisher, Director of Rose Law Group Family Department

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        By Rick Rojas | The New York Times She was just 5 months old the first time she and her siblings were taken from a mother struggling with addiction and placed in the care of the state. At times, she was separated from her brothers and sisters. She received neither the glasses she needed, nor […]

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          Judges skeptical of challenge to proposed E.P.A. rule on climate change

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          By Coral Davenport | The New York Times A panel of federal judges appeared inclined on Thursday to dismiss the first legal challenge to President Obama’s most far-reaching regulation to slow climate change. But in the arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, lawyers for the nation’s two […]

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          Governor suggests Florence Copper project go elsewhere

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          SanTanValley.com Speaking to a predominately snowbird audience, the governor gave a brief overview of his first 100 days in office and then answered a handful of questions submitted by the audience members. The questions asked focused on the budget, education and Florence Copper. “We fix our budget issues by not spending more money than we […]

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          Corporation Commission rescinds smart meter fee decision

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          By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times In a rare move, the Arizona Corporation Commission rescinded a decision made in December 2014 that assessed a fee for Arizona Public Service customers who didn’t want smart meters. Opponents of smart meters scored a victory Monday when the Corporation Commission threw out its decision, instead requesting Arizona […]

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          BLM acquires more ranchland for monument, prevents development

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          By Joanna Dodder Nellans | The Daily Courier The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has purchased two private parcels of land surrounded by the Agua Fria National Monument, and it’s working on one more. The BLM bought 80 acres of the Cross Y Ranch, including one 40-acre parcel located a mile west of the ranch […]

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          Should regulated utilities be allowed to own and rate-base residential solar? Rose Law Group Senior Partner Court Rich debates issue at the Solar Summit in Phoenix

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          Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream The Solar Summit in Phoenix hosted a debate on the following motion: “Regulated utilities should be allowed to own and rate-base residential solar.” Lon Huber, a former advisor at Arizona’s ratepayer advocate and current director of Strategen Consulting’s government and utility program, argued in favor of the motion. Court […]

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          From Solar Summit in Phoenix: The evolution of solar [VIDEO]

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          By Eric Wesoff Each year, Shayle Kann, SVP of Research at GTM, provides the solar industry equivalent of Mary Meeker’s internet trends slide deck — providing some context for the industry and illuminating the not-so-obvious changes. This year’s presentation is called “The Evolution of Solar” — and this is a summary. Kann suggests that the […]

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          Sierra Club opposes Tempe power plant plan

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          By Ryan Randazzo, The Republic | azcentral.com 2015 The Sierra Club has filed a 57-page critique of a plan to upgrade a natural-gas fired power plant in Tempe with county air-quality regulators. Arizona Public Service Co. plans to upgrade the Ocotillo Power Plant near Tempe Marketplace by replacing some of the old generators on the […]

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          Scottsdale moving ahead on Desert Discovery Center

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          By Beth Duckett | The Arizona Republic Scottsdale is reviving plans for a long-awaited Desert Discovery Center by the McDowell Mountains. The city will ask outside groups to submit ideas after a similar request failed in 2012. City Council gave the OK for Scottsdale to issue a request for qualifications for the project, a nature […]

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            Medical Marijuana View All →

            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   3 weeks 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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            Marijuana law in Pinal County called ‘grand experiment’

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            By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com Medical marijuana is coming back before the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. In a work session with the Planning & Zoning Commission set for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., the supervisors will discuss future land use and public policy on prescriptive marijuana. The topic most recently came up in an involved […]

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            [EDITORIAL] Sensible bill on medical marijuana; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley praises ‘historic’ bill

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            Posted by   1 month ago

            The New York Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Three senators, two Democrats and a Republican, introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow patients to use marijuana for medical purposes in states where it is legal, without fear of federal prosecution for violating narcotics laws. The bill makes a […]

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