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Paying taxes in cash, marijuana companies have a lot to hash out with IRS

Posted by   /  April 18, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

Thousands of companies involved in the $6.7 billion US cannabis industry are forced by disparities in state and federal law to conduct nearly all transactions in cash. By Clay Dillow | CNBC It’s Tax Day. No company likes handing money over to the tax collector, but for Oakland-based Harborside Health, settling up with the Internal […]

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New White House drug czar has quite an idea for where to put nonviolent drug users; could be hard on marijuana states

Posted by   /  April 12, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) will be President Trump’s drug czar, according to a report from CBS News. Marino’s congressional voting record is that of a hard-liner on marijuana issues, and he recently said that he’d like to put nonviolent drug offenders in some sort of “hospital-slash-prison.” As drug […]

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National Association of Realtors advises agents and brokers on legal marijuana; applicable law explained by Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Dept.

Posted by   /  April 8, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

What’s a broker to do if one of his or her agents asks to consume on the job for medical reasons? By Andrea V. Brambila | inman Eight states permit recreational use of marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington). Related: New federal bill would reschedule marijuana as Schedule III AG Jeff […]

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Court rules campus medical marijuana not a crime; ‘A victory,’ says Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Dept.

Posted by   /  April 6, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times A 2012 Arizona law that erased legal protections for medical-marijuana holders on college campuses has been found unconstitutional by the state Court of Appeals. At the same time, the court tossed the conviction of Arizona State University student Andre Maestas, who was charged under the law in 2015 […]

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Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Marijuana, to speak at upcoming Imperious Expo, April 12-13th

Posted by   /  April 6, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

To get 50% off ticket price, visit http://attend.imperiousexpo.com and use promo code RH2017. To learn more about Imperious’ Cannabis Business Expo in Phoenix, visit their site here.  

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Governors of legal marijuana states ask feds not to interfere

Posted by   /  April 5, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

Tribune News Services By Laurel Andrews | Governing Alaska and three other western states on Monday asked the Trump administration not to scrap federal policies that have served as the foundation for state cannabis industries. Existing federal policy is “vital to maintaining control over marijuana in our states” says a letter dated April 3, signed […]

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A real estate boom, powered by pot

Posted by   /  April 2, 2017  /  Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By David Gelles | The New York Times UINCY, Mass. — At the edge of an industrial park in this suburb south of Boston, past a used-car auction lot and a defunct cheese factory, is an unmarked warehouse bristling with security cameras and bustling with activity. Until recently, the cinder-block structure was home to a […]

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Pharma company that spent $500,000 trying to keep pot illegal in Arizona just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana

Posted by   /  March 26, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug. Related: Arizona-based drug manufacturer involved in prescription drug scandal […]

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Sessions reassures senators: No pot crackdown imminent

Posted by   /  March 3, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

Worries about a shift in federal enforcement in states that have legalized recreational use may be overblown By Burgess Everett | POLITICO The Trump administration is causing serious paranoia among marijuana advocates with its hints of a federal crackdown on recreational use. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions has privately reassured some Republican senators that he […]

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REGIONAL NEWS Feb. 28, 2017: Weeding out the news in neighboring states

Posted by   /  February 28, 2017  /  Marijuana, Regional News  /  No Comments

Feds threaten to shut down giant Las Vegas marijuana festival Utah lawmakers are planning for exactly how they would legalize medical marijuana New Mexico: Recreational pot bill hits roadblock in House committee Colorado mortgage risk is rising as home values spike, report warns L.A. County lawsuit sues the state over a redistricting law it says […]

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