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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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Marijuana politics emerge as 2020 flashpoint

Posted by   /  August 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Medical 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, Medical 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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Tempe-based pot company buys entire California town

Posted by   /  August 4, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Medical 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, Medical 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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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  /  Medical 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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Arizona Court: federal law does not trump state medical marijuana zoning

Posted by   /  December 21, 2016  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Local officials cannot use federal laws outlawing marijuana to refuse to provide necessary zoning for dispensaries, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. In their unanimous decision, the judges acknowledged the federal Controlled Substances Act makes the possession and sale of marijuana a felony. And they […]

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[IN-DEPTH] DES director forwards email designed to ‘blow up’ pro-marijuana arguments

Posted by   /  September 29, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The head of the state Department of Economic Security sent a message to all of his employees on a state-owned email list with a link to a story with arguments against Proposition 205. In an email sent Sunday, Tim Jeffries forwarded a political argument by […]

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When a shrink goes a little crazy

Posted by   /  May 5, 2016  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Dr. Ed Gogek, an addiction psychiatrist and author of Marijuana Debunked, has written an excellent column on the role marijuana possession has played in prison incarcerations and media reporting on it. The self-proclaimed liberal, has spent 30 years treating addicts and alcoholics. He […]

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Industrial sector gets high on $2.7B marijuana industry

Posted by   /  February 9, 2015  /  Economy, Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Robert Carr | National Real Estate Investor The country’s legal marijuana industry more than doubled in size in 2014, to $2.7 billion, and the commercial real estate world is starting to take notice. Reports on the industrial sector attribute extra-strong demand in places such as Denver to the growing, storage and distribution of the […]

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