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Arizona high court won’t lift restrictions on medical pot for PTSD patients

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The Arizona Supreme Court will not remove some barriers that exist for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder to get medical marijuana. Without comment, the justices on Tuesday rejected arguments by the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association that former state Health Director Will Humble acted illegally in […]

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Rose Law Group names Laura Bianchi director of its expanding Cannabis Department

Posted by   /  September 5, 2017  /  Featured News, Marijuana  /  No Comments

Bianchi has been on the forefront of the legal cannabis movement since 2010 (SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale based Rose Law Group pc is proud to announce Partner Laura Bianchi has been named Director of its Cannabis Department. Bianchi will also continue to serve as Director of Rose Law Group’s Business/Corporate Transactions and Estate Planning Departments. As […]

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Medical marijuana dispensaries to start paying personal property tax, assessor announces, Senior Partner Court Rich comments

Posted by   /  August 25, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Taxing personal property at medical marijuana dispensaries and growth operations may net Maricopa County schools more than $1 million, and likely more once the county assessor completes audits of taxes owed in previous years. Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen announced that the county’s 109 dispensaries, growth operations and […]

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New Coolidge marijuana cultivation center seeks expansion

Posted by   /  August 23, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

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Casa Grande Dispatch COOLIDGE — A new marijuana growing facility will expand to include several more buildings on its site. During Wednesday’s Coolidge Planning and Zoning special meeting, the commission gave the green light to add 59,640 square feet of new buildings to the facility, currently under construction. According to Development Service Director Gilbert Lopez, […]

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Women & cannabis: How the $280M emerging industry is providing women the opportunity to rake in the green; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner featured 

Posted by   /  August 15, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Sayo Akao | Phoenix Business Journal Green. It’s the color of money and of hundreds of plants in nature. One cash crop in particular – cannabis – is the focus of an emerging industry that has opened up the opportunities for women to lead. Lilach Power and her business partner, Gina Berman, did not plan to […]

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Marijuana politics emerge as 2020 flashpoint

Posted by   /  August 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

The debate over legalization is about to receive a full airing on the presidential campaign trail By Carla Marinucci | POLITICO Marijuana legalization just moved from the fringes of the last presidential campaign to center stage in 2020. Between a sweeping new package of legislation introduced last week by one of the top Democratic presidential […]

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Lawmakers cannot outlaw medical marijuana on campus?

Posted by   /  August 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers have no legal right to make it a crime for medical marijuana users to possess the drug on college campuses, an attorney for a student who was arrested is arguing to the Arizona Supreme Court. In new legal filings, attorney Thomas Dean […]

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New report: Arizona’s drug sentencing policies have failed

Posted by   /  August 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Antonia Noori Farzan | Phoenix New Times Terry Blevins still remembers when, as a new patrol officer for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in the 1980s, he pulled over a young African-American man dressed “in a preppy sweater” on Bell Road. His training officer told him to search the man’s car, and he ended […]

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Tempe-based pot company buys entire California town

Posted by   /  August 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Jennifer Kaplan Bloomberg | Las Vegas Herald-Review American Green Inc., a maker of cannabis products, is taking an unusual step to attract new customers as it capitalizes on California legalizing marijuana: It’s buying an entire town. The company has acquired the tiny burg of Nipton, California, for about $5 million and plans to invest […]

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Booker introduces bill to legalize marijuana nationwide

Posted by   /  August 2, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Matt Friedman | POLITICO U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is proposing a far-reaching bill that would both legalize marijuana at the federal level and encourage states to legalize it locally through incentives. The New Jersey Democrat’s bill, called the Marijuana Justice Act, has virtually no chance of passage in the Republican-controlled Congress and in a […]

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