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A real estate boom, powered by pot

Posted by   /  April 2, 2017  /  Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By David Gelles | The New York Times UINCY, Mass. — At the edge of an industrial park in this suburb south of Boston, past a used-car auction lot and a defunct cheese factory, is an unmarked warehouse bristling with security cameras and bustling with activity. Until recently, the cinder-block structure was home to a […]

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Pharma company that spent $500,000 trying to keep pot illegal in Arizona just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana

Posted by   /  March 26, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug. Related: Arizona-based drug manufacturer involved in prescription drug scandal […]

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Sessions reassures senators: No pot crackdown imminent

Posted by   /  March 3, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

Worries about a shift in federal enforcement in states that have legalized recreational use may be overblown By Burgess Everett | POLITICO The Trump administration is causing serious paranoia among marijuana advocates with its hints of a federal crackdown on recreational use. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions has privately reassured some Republican senators that he […]

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REGIONAL NEWS Feb. 28, 2017: Weeding out the news in neighboring states

Posted by   /  February 28, 2017  /  Marijuana, Regional News  /  No Comments

Feds threaten to shut down giant Las Vegas marijuana festival Utah lawmakers are planning for exactly how they would legalize medical marijuana New Mexico: Recreational pot bill hits roadblock in House committee Colorado mortgage risk is rising as home values spike, report warns L.A. County lawsuit sues the state over a redistricting law it says […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Business/Corporate Transactions, recognized nationally for cannabis business expertise

Posted by   /  February 27, 2017  /  Featured News, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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Arizona attorney general abandons Bill Montgomery’s crusade against medical marijuana law

Posted by   /  February 26, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery launched a fresh appeal this week in a lawsuit he believes could overturn the state’s medical-marijuana law. This time, though, his office will be going it alone. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has chosen to side with Arizona voters. On Tuesday, Montgomery filed […]

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White House press secretary predicts ‘greater enforcement’ on recreational marijuana

Posted by   /  February 23, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By John Schroyer | Marijuana Business Daily White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday said there will likely be increased federal enforcement on recreational marijuana businesses. “I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it,” Spicer said in response to a question about whether the Department of Justice will enforce federal marijuana laws. […]

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Trump’s Justice Department may crack down on thriving pot industry, but is it too big to jail?

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

By Evan Halper | Los Angeles Times Marijuana mogul Seibo Shen is accustomed to fighting – but it is usually on the Jiu Jitsu mat, where the undefeated 40-year old prefers to engage completely baked. “You know that movie ‘Drunken Master’?” he said, nodding to the cult film about a martial arts master whose secret […]

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First marijuana testing for vets with PTSD underway in Phoenix; volunteers wanted

Posted by   /  February 11, 2017  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times The first-ever clinical study of smoked cannabis for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder took place in Phoenix this week, making medical-marijuana history. Many more volunteers are needed, says the nonprofit medical-research group leading the study. The California-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), founded in 1986, is conducting […]

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Coolidge mayor sees recreational marijuana as future boon to city coffers

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

By Rodney Haas | Pinal Central With more and more people shopping online instead of going to brick-and-mortar stores, cities are scrambling to find ways to make up for the loss in sales tax revenue. For some, this means looking outside the box when it comes to finding new revenue sources to make up for […]

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