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Arizona judge rejects effort to lower fees for medical marijuana users

Posted by   /  May 19, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A judge has rebuffed efforts by medical marijuana users to force the state to reduce the fees it charges patients. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry said she does not dispute that the Department of Health Services is collecting more from medical marijuana […]

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Vote set on whether medical marijuana businesses can be near churches

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

By Mesa Independent The Mesa Planning and Zoning Board on Wednesday is to vote on removing a requirement that medical-marijuana facilities be 1,200 feet from churches outside residential zoning districts. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. May 17 in the upper level council chambers, 57 E. First St. Board members will vote to recommend approval […]

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Recreational marijuana might be headed back to the ballot

Posted by   /  May 7, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Johana Restrepo | The Republic The Safer Arizona Cannabis Legalization Political Action Committee held a march in Phoenix on Saturday, joining groups around the country as part of the Million Marijuana March. The Arizona group’s mission: to legalize, decriminalize and repeal prohibition of cannabis in Arizona for recreational use for those age 21 and […]

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Capital for buying, upgrading legal marijuana business property increases

Posted by   /  May 3, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

Most of the money goes to buying or upgrading indoor and outdoor farms and stores, survey says By Peter Grant | The Wall Street Journal More capital is flowing into the purchasing and upgrade of property tied to fledgling marijuana businesses in states where it has been legalized, according to statistics from Viridian Capital Advisors, […]

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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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