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California is world’s biggest legal pot market, says new report

Posted by   /  August 15, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Its many regulatory problems aside, California is still the world’s largest legal cannabis market, says new report. Image: Sheet of marijuana on background of money close-up. /Getty By Iris Dorbian | Forbes Regulatory issues notwithstanding, California’s legal cannabis market is currently on track to becoming the world’s largest market, according to a new report issued […]

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Group backing legal marijuana in Arizona releases ballot measure details

Posted by   /  August 12, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic A ballot measure to legalize marijuana in Arizona would allow people 21 and older to have as much as an ounce of the drug, while letting the state decide some important decisions such as potency, according to details released Friday. The backers have spent months consulting on the initiative […]

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Laura Bianchi talks to The Kush Chronicle about being a lawyer, cannabis advocate and leader

Posted by   /  August 7, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Mr. Green Thumb | The Kush Chronicle Laura Bianchi is a Partner with the Rose Law Group and Director of Cannabis practice. A multi-faceted, passionate and hardworking individual, Laura aims to promote the legalization of cannabis while educating consumers about the health and economic benefits. I had the pleasure of discussing some key topics in […]

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This Arizona business wants to bring credibility to the medical cannabis industry

Posted by   /  August 7, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Dr. Elaine Burns By Georgann Yara , Special to the Arizona Republic After medical marijuana was legalized in Arizona in 2011, dispensaries popped up all over the Valley ready to sell the alternative to traditional medicine to those deemed qualified. For Elaine Burns, an Arizona-licensed and board-certified naturopathic medical doctor and strong supporter of medical […]

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Justin Brandt, Rose Law Group litigator, chosen for Valley Leadership’s 41st class

Posted by   /  August 5, 2019  /  Cannabis, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

Justin Brandt By Phoenix Business Journal  Valley Leadership is celebrating its 41st year in 2019 with a new class of leaders for its flagship Institute program, which aims again to educate them to be the next in line to help the region. The regional program chose 50 local professionals for its nine-month course on the […]

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Will Fox Restaurant concepts be ‘cheesecake-ized’ in wake of buyout?

Posted by   /  August 3, 2019  /  Cannabis, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Fox eateries are bringing in a hefty chunk of revenue, filings show By Brandon Brown |Phoenix Business Journal |  After news broke July 31 that the Cheesecake Factory Inc. was acquiring Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts, the chatter on social media instantly became “How will this impact my favorite Sam Fox restaurant?” So far, Cheesecake Factory […]

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Arizona-based ALTA to revolutionize payments for medical marijuana, cannabis companies; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Dept. welcomes tech advances to resolve banking hurdles

Posted by   /  July 26, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.)  CEO Jesse Forrest Groundbreaking Company ALTA Disrupts Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Industries with Digital Payment Technology, Gains Arizona FinTech Sandbox Approvals ALTA helps legal cannabis businesses process digital payments outside of traditional banks. An Arizona startup, ALTA, is looking to revolutionize and […]

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Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director Laura Bianchi talks to Phoenix Business Journal about new Arizona cannabis chamber

Posted by   /  July 24, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal A former medical marijuana cultivator has founded the Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce to have a voice in the future of the growing industry, including whether recreational marijuana will be handled at the Legislature or with a voter initiative. Mason Cave, the chamber’s founder and CEO — nicknamed AZC3 […]

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Arizona’s AG urges Legislature to legalize marijuana rather than risk voters deciding

Posted by   /  July 23, 2019  /  Cannabis, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Mark Brnovich By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services | Arizona Capitol Times Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants state lawmakers to debate and enact a law allowing recreational marijuana use for adults, rather than risk an industry-crafted measure winning at the ballot box. And even Gov. Doug Ducey, who remains personally opposed to recreational use, said […]

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When the law says using marijuana Is O.K., but the boss disagrees; ‘should be treated same as any other medicine,’ says Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director, Laura Bianchi

Posted by   /  July 22, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Cannabis dispensary / Pixabay By Dan Hyman | The New York Times Smoking pot cost Kimberly Cue her job. Ms. Cue, a 44-year-old chemical engineer from Silicon Valley, received an offer this year from a medical device manufacturer only to have it rescinded when the company found out that she smoked prescription marijuana to treat post-traumatic […]

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