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Lawyer up: dreaming of the Apple Store of cannabis? Don’t hold your breath

Posted by   /  November 9, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

The cannabis industry wants to see bold and beautiful dispensaries, but the various state rules and regulations around the plant often turn sleek visions into clunky realities. Disclaimer: This column is written for educational purposes only. It does not provide specific legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. This column should not be […]

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Huge medical marijuana growing center being built on Tucson’s southeast side; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director Medical Cannabis Department, comments

Posted by   /  November 5, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Carol Ann Alaimo | Arizona Daily Star A Tucson native is hoping to turn his hometown into a hot spot for cannabis cultivation by building a massive medical marijuana-growing complex on the city’s southeast side. Construction is underway on the first phase of Tucson Cannabis Campus, a project envisioned as an eventual 440,000-square-foot […]

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Colorado homeowners lose case against next door cannabis biz; ‘ruling a step forward’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis Department

Posted by   /  November 1, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  The marijuana business had been sued for damages under anti-racketeering laws. The case was seen as a major threat to the state’s cannabis industry By John Ingold | The Colorado Sun A southern Colorado marijuana grow facility did not hurt the property values of a neighboring couple, a jury in Denver decided Wednesday, ending […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director Medical Cannabis Department talks to Leafly about Phoenix scrapping proposed cannabis tax

Posted by   /  October 4, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Ben Adlin | Leafly Phoenix patients can breathe a sigh of relief this week after a unanimous vote by the Phoenix City Council to scrap a proposal that would’ve imposed heavy taxes on medical cannabis. The plan, floated last week by Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams, offered several possible tax options. Each was so steep […]

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Phoenix City Council kills medical marijuana tax; a ‘victory against bad policy,’ says Rose Law Group land-use & regulatory attorney Thomas F. Galvin

Posted by   /  October 3, 2018  /  Featured News, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

  Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents multiple medical-marijuana dispensaries in Phoenix and was hired to help kill the potential tax By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously to kill a tax proposal that could have cost medical marijuana dispensaries millions of dollars each year. After backlash from the medical marijuana industry and transparency […]

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Phoenix looks to tax medical-marijuana industry $50 million per year to fund public safety; city singling out industry, says Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group Litigator

Posted by   /  October 1, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic Phoenix is considering a massive tax on the medical-marijuana industry that could generate $40-50 million per year for the police and fire departments. The tax, which would be charged to companies based on the size of each of their dispensary and cultivation sites, could cost some medical-marijuana distributors more than $1 million […]

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Phoenix Mayor proposes massive taxes on medical-marijuana dispensaries; Rose Law Group land-use & regulatory attorney Thomas F. Galvin calls the tax ‘arbitrary and capricious’

Posted by   /  October 1, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Joseph Flaherty | Phoenix New Times The mayor of Phoenix is prepared to levy a significant new tax on medical marijuana businesses that could decimate the city’s dispensaries and raise costs for patients. In a letter to the Phoenix city manager on Thursday, Mayor Thelda Williams proposed an occupational licensing tax on medical-marijuana businesses […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director Medical Cannabis Department, talks to Marijuana Business Daily about hot market

Posted by   /  September 27, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Jeff Smith | Marijuana Business Daily Arizona’s medical marijuana market is one of the largest in the nation as well as one of the hottest, with costs to break into the market skyrocketing and investors scouring the state for potential opportunities. Prices have increased because investors see a market where: The amount of medical […]

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Anheuser Busch heir launches cannabis company

Posted by   /  September 27, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

  AZBigMedia Adolphus A. Busch V, great-great-grandson of the late founder of Anheuser Busch announced today the launch of his eponymous cannabis brand, ABV Cannabis Company. Drawing on his familial heritage of the pioneering spirit and entrepreneurship, and a half decade of cannabis industry experience, Busch has created a brand that provides clean, consistent, quality […]

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First U.S. medicinal marijuana kitchen to open in Tempe; Rose Law Group Partner & Medical Cannabis Director, Laura Bianchi buoyed by the ‘innovation’

Posted by   /  September 20, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

  Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents The Mint Dispensary Fox 10 The Mint Dispensary is taking “edibles” to the next level, and launching the country’s first full-service cannabis kitchen in Tempe this October. Arizona residents that possess a medical marijuana card can now enjoy a hot meal that also contains THC. For decades, pre-packaged food and snacks […]

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