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How can banks handle illegally legal marijuana business? ‘They don’t have the opportunity to bank like everyone else,’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Dept.

Posted by   /  November 16, 2017  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Nikole Tower | AZBigMedia Where would you put your money if you weren’t allowed access to a bank? In a safe? Under the mattress? Maybe a friend can hold onto it for you? Now, let’s say you’re operating a successful business and the money is flowing in at a generous rate. Putting cash like […]

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Court asked to rule Arizona’s fee for medical pot permits is illegally high; reaction from Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director Cannabis Dept.

Posted by   /  November 14, 2017  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star An attorney is asking the Court of Appeals to force health officials to slash what they charge medical marijuana users for the state-issued permit needed to buy the drug. The $150 that patients must pay annually is illegally high, attorney Sean Berberian said Monday. […]

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Chronically ill girl sues U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over medical marijuana legalization; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director Cannabis Dept. comments

Posted by   /  November 14, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Caitlyn Hitt | New York Daily News Alexis Bortell has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding medical marijuana legalization. Due to legal restrictions, the 12-year-old, who turned to medical marijuana to control her seizure disorder, is unable to return home to her native Texas to visit family. “I would like […]

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Courts expected to uphold legality of medical cannabis resins

Posted by   /  October 23, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times A Navajo County judge’s recent ruling about medical-marijuana extracts could lead to popular dispensary products like vape cartridges and edibles being taken off the shelves. Don’t freak out: That’s a worst-case scenario. But it’s possible, if a higher court ultimately agrees with the judge and rules that “cannabis” […]

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[IN-DEPTH] Will 2018 be the year marijuana takes over?

Posted by   /  October 23, 2017  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Todd Shepherd | Washington Examiner So far, all the states that have legalized marijuana have done so through grassroots petitions and ballot initiatives meant to bypass risk-averse lawmakers in state houses. California, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia have all followed Colorado and Washington either to legalize the sale and […]

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Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research, a statement praised by Laura Bianchi, director of Rose Law Group’s Medical Marijuana Cannabis practice group

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

By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition” among growers who supply marijuana for federally approved research, though he said he thought the current applicant pool of 26 was too many. His statement came in response […]

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Closing of local marijuana dispensary may open new cultivating options

Posted by   /  October 17, 2017  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Bathany Blundell | Pinal Central The sudden closure of a local marijuana dispensary has many Maricopa residents wondering what happens next. On Oct. 1, Ponderosa Releaf sent an email to its customers stating that the business, located at 49237 W. Papago Road, would be temporarily closed as of Oct. 2. “At this point in […]

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Master plan set for cultivation facility

Posted by   /  October 2, 2017  /  Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Roland Murphy | AZBEX The mainstreaming of licensed cannabis operations as a force in Arizona real estate and development took another step forward this week with the announcement by Scottsdale-based Zoned Properties of a mixed-use, master planned cultivation facility in Chino Valley. The property has been leased to a licensed marijuana cultivation tenant on a 20-year, NNN structure. […]

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Tribal leaders urge colleagues to consider marijuana businesses to boost revenue

Posted by   /  September 22, 2017  /  Economy, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Shayla Hyde | Cronkite News Tribal leaders from California and Washington discussed Thursday the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands. Several members of the National Indian Gaming Association attended the meeting and touted the financial and health rewards. David Vialpando, Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission chairman in Southern California, said the Iipay […]

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

Posted by   /  September 13, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Medical 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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