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Congress might finally give the cannabis industry access to banks with comments from Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of Cannabis and Hemp departments

Posted by   /  December 2, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Eric Boehm | Reason Congress passed its first ever standalone bipartisan marijuana legalization bill in 2019. The House of Representatives voted in September to approve the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a bill that would allow state-legal marijuana businesses to access financial institutions without running afoul of federal law. Currently, nearly all […]

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GOP lawmaker proposes slew of regulations on medical marijuana

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services  via Arizona Capitol Times Saying he doesn’t trust the industry, a top Senate Republican wants an outright ban on the use of certain chemicals on the marijuana that Arizonans smoke, eat or drink.\ Majority Whip Sonny Borrelli said he appreciates that lawmakers last session finally approved a plan he […]

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Borrelli again targets medical marijuana dispensary kitchens

Posted by   /  November 26, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Dillon Rosenblatt | Arizona Capitol Times A state GOP senator wants to allow the Arizona Department of Health Services to inspect medical marijuana kitchens without giving notice and blames the marijuana industry for killing the same effort last session. Sen. Sonny Borrelli Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, introduced his first bill of the […]

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Regional News: Say what? Some Utah farmers growing Trump and Cherry Blossom cannabis

Posted by   /  November 23, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue | KSL  Who knew there are cannabis strains named Merlot, Cherry Blossom, Tokyo, and even Obama and Trump? Some of Utah’s farmers do, as they planted a few of these varieties during the 2019 growing season after industrial hemp was legalized across the country as a commodity by President Donald Trump […]

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Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments, talks to PBJ about the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana

Posted by   /  November 22, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

If approved, legal recreational marijuana could cause big issues for Arizona employers in 2020 By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Though a proposed initiative to get recreational marijuana on the November 2020 ballot in Arizona was designed with employers in mind, it’s not yet winning over a lot of converts. “The key difference between this […]

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House panel OKs pot decriminalization, as poll shows support in Arizona

Posted by   /  November 21, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-10 on largely party lines to advance a sweeping marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug, fund treatment and erase federal pot convictions since 1971, among other changes. /Photo by Wissam Melhem/Cronkite News By Heather Cumberledge and Wissam Melhem, | Cronkite News A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday […]

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Mesa to vote on rezoning for medical marijuana dispensary move

Posted by   /  November 18, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Mesa City Council is scheduled to vote later today on rezoning a shopping center so it can accommodate a medical marijuana dispensary. PDE Investments LLC is asking Mesa to rezone the commercial center at 535 Baseline Road for industrial uses. The property is east of Country […]

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Group unveils proposed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use, sales

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Arizonans who want to use marijuana recreationally would get a lot of places to buy it legally under a plan unveiled Wednesday. The proposed legislation written by the Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce seeks to have the Legislature place the measure on the 2020 […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado using $3 million from marijuana tax to provide food, housing for the homeless

Posted by   /  November 13, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

According to economic development statistics, the manufacture and sale of legalized marijuana has stimulated growth in many other areas, including new business ventures such as stores that sell cannabis, tools needed to manufacture it, and other industry related items.  By DailyHealthPost Legalizing marijuana is not a new issue by any means. And for the most […]

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Secret developer group rehearsing public comments to stop legal dispensary in Scottsdale

Posted by   /  November 8, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

Twitter (Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.) Email shows developer group is rehearsing public comments ahead of November 12th Scottsdale City Council hearing. The public is learning about a new developer group, which includes out-of-state interests, that wants to stop a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Scottsdale […]

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