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Lawyer up: Why is it so hard to promote cannabis online (and everywhere else)?

Posted by   /  May 16, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Laura Bianchi | Merry Jane Anything goes on the Internet, it seems – except when it comes to cannabis. Over the past month, many producers of cannabis-related YouTube channels have seen their carefully curated accounts shut down. Those impacted have ranged from Marihuana Television in Spain and Urbanremo in Canada to U.S. cannabis website Leafly. It’s the latest in a […]

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Governor Ducey signs bill allowing industrial hemp; ‘historic day,’ says Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Medical Cannabis Department

Posted by   /  May 15, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today signed SB 1098, providing funding for the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s (AZDA) agricultural pilot program allowing universities and those with a license from AZDA to begin cultivating industrial hemp – the fiber form of cannabis. Specifically, the hemp would […]

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Arizona hemp industry ready to take off if governor Ducey signs bill; if signed, Arizona will become 35th state to approve, says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis

Posted by   /  May 11, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Governor Doug Ducey, one of the state’s most aggressive cannabis-legalization opponents, may be ready to make Arizona one of the country’s leading producers of hemp. The state Legislature passed a far-reaching commercial hemp bill, SB 1098, over the last few weeks of the 2018 session and sent it to […]

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Tactics scrutinized in Phoenix medical marijuana dispensary cases

Posted by   /  May 11, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | The Republic Zoning battles over medical-marijuana facilities in Phoenix have raised questions about the winning group’s tactics in an industry where millions of dollars are at stake. The controversy also spotlights the Phoenix Board of Adjustment, an obscure volunteer board that decided matters for the city. In recent months, when individuals from the group represented a medical-marijuana dispensary, the […]

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Landlords, associations take aim at marijuana; ‘Get it in writing,’ says Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis Laura Bianchi

Posted by   /  April 23, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

RealtorMag Despite the movement to legalize marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes in many states, homeowners associations and landlords are showing a preference for banning the substance—which remains illegal on the federal level—in their properties. Condo and co-op associations, as well as individual landlords, have been cracking down on residents who use or grow […]

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Jeremy Kapteyn, Ph.D., Rose Law Group Chair of Intellectual Property Department, to co-present National Cannabis Bar Association Webinar

Posted by   /  April 19, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

Eventbrite/NCBA DATE AND TIME Thu, April 26, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT Many in the cannabis industry continue to mistakenly believe that cannabis-related subject matter is ineligible for patent protection due the federal legal status of cannabis under the CSA. This is untrue. In fact, a wide variety of inventions that “touch the […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis talks to ‘LA Weekly’ says 4/20 little less rowdy, more sophisticated and regulated

Posted by   /  April 17, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Madison Margolin | LA Weekly On this 4/20, the age-old question a cannabis enthusiast might ask — how is this day different from all other days I smoke weed? — might actually have an answer. That’s because this is California’s first 4/20 following the launch of the legal adult-use market. Sure, it’s been a […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis talks to ‘Forbes’ says partnerships can benefit Cannabis businesses

Posted by   /  April 6, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Julie Weed | Forbes As a hedge fund manager in New York, Tim Rotolo was used to looking for undervalued assets and inefficient capital structures. In the nascent legal cannabis industry, he thinks he’s found both. In early 2017, Rotolo teamed up with Antony Radbod, and David Kivitz to create an investment and holding […]

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Industry Blazers: Laura Bianchi of Rose Law Group

Posted by   /  April 2, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

Laura A. Bianchi is the Partner and Director of Medical Marijuana and Director of Business/Corporate Transactions and Estate Planning Departments at Rose Law Group azmarijuana.com Laura Bianchi’s practice concentrates on cannabis law. She provides legal advice, guidance and assistance in various realms of the legal cannabis industry and in all stages of the Arizona Department […]

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Will Trump try to close cannabis businesses? Laura Bianchi, director of Rose Law Group Medical Cannabis Department, talks to ‘Forbes,’ urges those businesses to stay focused on local compliance

Posted by   /  March 23, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Julie Weed | Forbes Entrepreneurs in 29 states who have been growing, testing and selling marijuana are now wondering: will President Trump’s Attorney General really divert resources from justice department priorities like stopping terrorism and dismantling gangs, to shut down neighborhood pot shops? These businesses have been operating under the Cole Memorandum which kept the Justice […]

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