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Medical marijuana opponents seek harsh penalties for doctors

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

Bill says doctors can go to prison for incomplete medical marijuana exam By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers are moving to make felons of doctors who don’t follow all the rules when recommending that a patient be allowed to use marijuana. The 6-3 vote Thursday for HB 2067 […]

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Arizona could get another shot at marijuana legalization and it could help the real estate market

Posted by   /  February 14, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona could get another chance at legalizing marijuana. And that could help the real estate market, according to one economic and commercial real estate expert. Medical marijuana is legal in Arizona but voters turned down a legalization measure in 2016 even as similar measures have been approved by […]

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Jeff Sessions’ Latest Moves Should be a Wake-Up Call for the Cannabis Industry

Posted by   /  February 7, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

The rescinding of the Cole memo does not suggest the sky is about to fall for the U.S. cannabis industry, but it should be a wake-up call for those who have been playing fast and loose with their business operations. By Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis The legal cannabis […]

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Marijuana dispensary coming to your area? Chances are it didn’t go before city council

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

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic Metro Phoenix cities each have their own rules for medical marijuana dispensaries, but one is nearly always the same: new dispensary openings don’t need city councils approvals. In 10 Valley cities, from Glendale to Gilbert, new dispensary openings are approved with planning staff or commission approvals. READ ON:

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis Department, quoted by the Associated Press, advising on SB 1420 testing requirements and fee reduction

Posted by   /  January 30, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis Department, featured in the Associated Press, discussing Arizona Senate Bill 1420, which would bring a lab testing requirement and reduced patient registration fee. Read the Associated Press article here:

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis Department, quoted in Leafly discussing contaminants testing bill

Posted by   /  January 30, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

Arizona May Finally Begin Lab Testing Medical Cannabis for Contaminants The bill would also reduce the state’s $150 patient-registration fee to $50. By Ben Adlin | Leafly More than seven years after Arizona legalized medical cannabis, the state may finally begin to require lab testing to identify mold, pesticides, and other potentially harmful contaminants. Under […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis Department, quoted in Arizona Republic advising on non-profits in the industry making millions

Posted by   /  January 26, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Arizona’s surging medical marijuana industry includes a 40-acre greenhouse in Snowflake, stock traded on the Canadian market, an 800,000-square-foot factory turned indoor farm in west Phoenix, and home delivery for customers. Sales of medical marijuana here soared nearly 50 percent in 2017 with an estimated value of $387 million. A small army […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner, Director of Medical Marijuana Dept., provides comment on Illinois student using medical marijuana at school

Posted by   /  January 18, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

Illinois says it won’t stop sick girl from using medical marijuana at school By Aamer Madhani | USA TODAY Illinois on Friday said it won’t get in the way of an 11-year-old girl whose parents want her to be allowed to use medical marijuana at school to regulate seizures, despite state laws that prohibit the use […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Department quoted in Yahoo Finance provides guidance following Sessions’ action 

Posted by   /  January 12, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Jennifer Kaplan/Bloomberg | Yahoo Finance Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what should have been a celebratory week. The Justice Department will reverse the so-called Cole and Ogden memos that set out guardrails for federal prosecution of […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director of Medical Marijuana Department quoted in Minnesota Lawyer discussing reversal of Cole and Ogden memos

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

By Zac Farber |  Minnesota Lawyer Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what should have been a celebratory week. The Justice Department will reverse the so-called Cole and Ogden memos that set out guardrails for federal prosecution of cannabis and allowed […]

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