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Bill is a ‘back door attack’ on medical marijuana, says Rose Law Group partner Ryan Hurley

Posted by   /  March 3, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Phil Riske | Managing Editor The Arizona Legislature has stepped into debates over where medical marijuana growing may take place, decisions usually left to local governments. Reacting to constituent concerns about growing facilities near their residences in Flagstaff, Rep. Bob Thorpe sponsored a bill (HB2506), which would not permit medical marijuana facilities from setting […]

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Polls: Most Arizonans still back SB 1070 goals, medical marijuana

Posted by   /  March 3, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Immigration, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star The attitudes of Arizonans toward those here illegally apparently have not softened in the years since SB 1070. But a lot more people seem to like the idea of marijuana being available than they did in 2010, at least to those with medical needs. A new […]

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‘Kettle Falls Five’ case pits state v. federal MMJ laws

Posted by   /  March 2, 2015  /  Courts, Health Care, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

Firestack-Harvey (second from left) was surprised but not particularly worried, even though about 70 marijuana plants were growing on a remote part of their 34 acres. She and her husband, Larry Harvey; her son; her daughter-in-law; and a friend all had recommendations from doctors to use the marijuana to treat a variety of medical conditions and were growing the plants in a collective garden they believed met state law.

By Trevor Hughes | USATODAY Federal prosecutors are trying to persuade a jury that a cancer-stricken man and his family were illegally growing and distributing marijuana in the forest outside their northeastern Washington home despite claims by the “Kettle Falls Five” that they were instead raising legal medical cannabis for their personal use. The case […]

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[OPINION] The Medical marijuana dilemma

Posted by   /  February 24, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Anthony Smith | inMaricopa.com (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) In 2010, Arizona voters approved Proposition 203, a medical marijuana measure, by a small margin of 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent. During the last eighteen months, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors has had the challenge of implementing provisions of […]

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Medical marijuana researcher strikes out with Arizona’s universities

Posted by   /  February 23, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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Tucson Weekly Prominent Arizona medical marijuana researcher Sue Sisley has given up on any of the state’s public universities to house the research she’s been doing for years on the effects pot has on post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. Sisley brought that research to the University of Arizona close to five years ago, and got approval […]

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Medical pot shop seeking permit

Posted by   /  February 19, 2015  /  Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Staff reports | Florence Reminder Blade Tribune Valley businessman Rakesh “Rocky” Pahwa, who has tried four times in recent years to locate a medical marijuana dispensary in Florence, has applied to Pinal County to locate one in a county island, just outside the town limits, off Arizona 79B. The county Planning & Zoning Commission […]

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Pinal farmer wins permission to grow marijuana

Posted by   /  February 18, 2015  /  Medical Marijuana, Real Estate, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com A split vote by the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved a text change that will pave the way for a Casa Grande dairy to grow marijuana. Sidewinder Dairy, owned by Sean Dugan, is planning to cultivate marijuana for medical use. The issue divided politicians and farmers alike. “I’m a […]

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Judge guilty of overkill in the war on drugs: From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery

Posted by   /  February 11, 2015  /  Courts, Featured News, Medical Marijuana, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Phil Riske | Managing Editor Let us know if you’re aware of someone during prohibition being sent to prison for taking one sip of whisky. The government finally came to its senses, and prohibition went down the drain of other idiotic, would-be moral laws. The war on marijuana, thank goodness, is winding down as […]

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Industrial sector gets high on $2.7B marijuana industry

Posted by   /  February 9, 2015  /  Economy, Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Robert Carr | National Real Estate Investor The country’s legal marijuana industry more than doubled in size in 2014, to $2.7 billion, and the commercial real estate world is starting to take notice. Reports on the industrial sector attribute extra-strong demand in places such as Denver to the growing, storage and distribution of the […]

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Surgeon general says medical marijuana might be helpful in treating certain medical conditions

Posted by   /  February 8, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Health Care, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Julie Kliegman | BuzzFeed “We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, medical marijuana can be helpful,” said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who took up the post in December. “You have to use that data to drive policy-making.” But he’s not explicitly backing legalization. After Murthy’s interview, the […]

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