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Arizona medical-marijuana sales made huge gains in 2018

Posted by   /  January 16, 2019  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

  By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Marijuana sales are growing rapidly in Arizona. Arizonans with medical-marijuana cards bought 61 tons of the drug last year The quantity of marijuana being sold is growing faster than the number of patients The fastest growth is in marijuana concentrates and edibles Sales of medical marijuana surged 42 […]

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Arizona Supreme Court agrees to review legality of medical-marijuana extracts; ‘hopeful’ sign, says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department

Posted by   /  January 10, 2019  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times The Arizona Supreme Court will review the legality of medical-marijuana concentrates in the state, the court decided on Tuesday, giving a boost of hope to patients and industry advocates. “It’s definitely good news,” said Jared Keenan, a criminal justice staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. “We’re hoping […]

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Pima County to allow medical marijuana cultivation in additional zones

Posted by   /  November 29, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

  KOLD News 13 The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a zoning amendment on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 to allow designated medical marijuana caregivers to cultivate medical marijuana in certain zones. The change allows designated caregivers to cultivate medical marijuana in GR -1 (Rural Residential) and RH (Rural Homestead) zones without a Conditional Use […]

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How the largest marijuana retail space in the U.S. plans to revamp a district; “history in the making,” says Rose Law Group partner, Medical Cannabis department director, Laura Bianchi

Posted by   /  November 28, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

  By Amy Dobson | Forbes For a while it looked like the best thing to bring to a neighborhood was a new Whole Foods grocery store. One study showed that homes in these neighborhoods would appreciate at a much faster rate than if they were near a Trader Joe’s (and both were better than a Starbucks). Another […]

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With Jeff Sessions out at the Justice Dept., the marijuana movement exhales

Posted by   /  November 25, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Kurtis Lee | Los Angeles Times He described marijuana as a “very real danger” and has said its effects are “only slightly less awful” than those of heroin. Once, during a drug hearing when he was a Senator, he said he wanted to send a clear message: “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” So when […]

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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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