Adam D. Martinez | Chairman of Real Estate Litigation Department Question: My company owns and operates a medical marijuana dispensary in Maricopa County. Prior to applying for a license to operate as s medical marijuana dispensary, we entered a commercial lease. At the time our landlord knew what our business was and we had a […]Read More →
2 weeks for medical marijuana; ‘little comfort’ for patients, says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department
Federal marijuana protections safe for now with stopgap spending bill By Alex Pasquariello and Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff President Donald Trump signed a stop-gap spending bill Friday to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. Protections for state medical marijuana programs known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment were also […]Read More →
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.
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 […]Read More →
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.
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. […]Read More →
Chronically ill girl sues U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over medical marijuana legalization; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director Cannabis Dept. 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 […]Read More →
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” […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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. […]Read More →