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Laura Bianchi, partner and director, Rose Law Group Corporate/Business Transactions Department, interviewed by ‘Cannabis Reporter’

Posted by   /  August 25, 2016  /  Marijuana, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Snowden Bishop | The Cannabis Reporter Making inroads in the Cannabis Industry; Attorney Laura Bianchi explains how entrepreneurs navigate legal road blocks The cannabis industry is a new frontier, rich with opportunity for ambitious prospectors. But even the most savvy entrepreneurs face unprecedented challenges when it comes to navigating  the new legal landscape. Pioneers have paved inroads […]

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Eloy council delays decision on proposed pot facility

Posted by   /  August 25, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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  Site annexation a possibility as Eloy hears from interested party (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the property owner.) By Tanner Clinch | Casa Grande Dispatch The Eloy City Council has delayed a decision on annexing 14 acres that might be used for a marijuana growing operation. The council voted unanimously Monday to wait for […]

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The people will have their say

Posted by   /  August 19, 2016  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic The marijuana legalization effort will appear on the November ballot, despite a legal battle mounted by opponents to get it tossed. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry dismissed a lawsuit brought by 13 individuals and groups, including Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, the Arizona Chamber of […]

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Director of Roselaw Group’s Medical Marijuana Department, Ryan Hurley comments on the verdict is in, the court says DOJ cannot raid MMJ businesses

Posted by   /  August 17, 2016  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter Social Media Coordinator The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on the case of United States v. McIntosh, which specifically affects providers of medical marijuana in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, all of which have legalized medical marijuana. With this […]

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How legalizing marijuana could affect ASU athletics

Posted by   /  August 17, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Doug Haller | The Arizona Republic In less than three months, Arizona residents likely will vote on Proposition 205, deciding whether to legalize recreational marijuana use. No matter which direction this goes, not much is expected to change within Arizona State athletics – at least in the short term. Just last week, the Drug […]

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Proposition 205 sparks ‘green rush’ for medical-marijuana licenses

Posted by   /  August 17, 2016  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic For weeks, Bill Myer studied images of Phoenix neighborhoods, pored over zoning maps and drove the streets in search of property that could house a new medical-marijuana dispensary. Myer, of Phoenix, already owns a dispensary in Glendale, but with state officials poised to award a second round of licenses since […]

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Calif. marijuana vote attracting lender notice; credit unions’ mortgage biz exploding

Posted by   /  August 14, 2016  /  Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Rob Chrisman | Mortgage News Daily Loan officers are very interested in guidance on things like Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact. What would happen if an originator offered a discounted commission structure to one person and not another – is that a violation? What if real estate agents did that? If a lender can’t […]

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Lawyer for marijuana initiative tells judge she can’t block it

Posted by   /  August 13, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times An attorney for the group seeking to legalize recreational use of marijuana told a judge Friday she can’t keep the measure off the ballot even if she believes it is confusing or fraudulent. Roy Herrera is not conceding that the 9,900-word initiative is either. […]

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Obama administration set to remove barrier to marijuana research

Posted by   /  August 11, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Catherine Saint Louis and Matt Apuzzo | The New York Times The Obama administration is planning to remove a major roadblock to marijuana research, officials said Wednesday, potentially spurring broad scientific study of a drug that is being used to treat dozens of diseases in states across the nation despite little rigorous evidence of […]

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Marijuana initiative has enough signatures, but challenges remain

Posted by   /  August 11, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A bid to let adults buy and use marijuana for recreation has enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. But, in the end, that may not be enough. Matt Roberts, spokesman for the secretary of state’s office, said Wednesday that the petitions verified so […]

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