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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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Was there marijuana in that ice cream? Pot industry woos Arizona lawmakers in Denver

Posted by   /  July 22, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic Nineteen of Arizona’s state lawmakers traveled to Denver for a conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council, largely underwritten by corporate interests. For the first time the National Cannabis Industry Association was among the interests attending the gathering, where politicos and corporations mingle and talk policy. Following a […]

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Attorney General Sessions’ Las Vegas Speech ignores Nevada pot-sales ’emergency;’ ‘cautiously optimistic,’ says Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Department

Posted by   /  July 14, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Jeff Sessions missed major opportunities this week to rail against legal marijuana, giving marijuana-industry experts some much-craved hope that a crackdown is not imminent. The cannabis-hating U.S. Attorney General delivered a speech at the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas on Wednesday about crime, drugs, and immigration, but failed to […]

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Slippery slope? Citing race, crime, addiction disease, Oregon moves to decriminalize hard drugs

Posted by   /  July 11, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer regon, which first approved physician-assisted suicide and decriminalization of marijuana, continues on its path as the nation’s most liberal state with a move to decriminalize six controlled drugs including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and the so-called “date drug” ecstasy. The first of the two bills now headed to the governor’s desk […]

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Top VC firm benchmark just poured millions into this startup’s marijuana breathalyzer

Posted by   /  July 7, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Alex Konrad | Forbes Venture capitalist Mike Lynn was cycling in the Berkeley Hills in 2014 when the cars started passing him at high speed. As they whizzed by on the winding roads in California’s Bay Area, they left behind mementos: the distinct smell of marijuana. Lynn’s day job was to invest in startups, […]

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