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Marijuana businesses challenge real estate thinking; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley interviewed by ‘Business Journal’

Posted by   /  September 23, 2016  /  Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Steve White had a tough time opening his first medical marijuana dispensary. That was in Tempe in May 2013, three years after voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. “At the time, the program had just gotten started and landlords were skeptical and generally unwilling to rent to […]

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Marijuana might alleviate America’s opioid crisis, new study suggests

Posted by   /  September 18, 2016  /  Health Care, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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In 2014, more than 14,000 people ― nearly 40 per day ― died from overdoses of prescribed opiates. By Chris D’Angelo | The Huffington Post Access to medical marijuana may be cutting down on the overall use of opioids, including prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, new research suggests. In a study, researchers from Columbia […]

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AG rules Snowflake might have violated state law by charging pot grower $800K

Posted by   /  September 14, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The town of Snowflake may have violated state laws in charging $800,000 to allow a marijuana grower to set up shop in the community, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Tuesday. In a first-of-its-kind ruling under a new state law, Brnovich said it appears the […]

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Opiate purveyor spends big to oppose marijuana initiative; a hypocritical move, says Rose Law Group partner Ryan Hurley

Posted by   /  September 8, 2016  /  Marijuana, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Chandler firm that could lose business from legalized marijuana is now the largest contributor to a campaign to stop that from happening here. Reports filed with the secretary of state’s office show Insys Therapeutics, whose sole product is an opiate spray to treat […]

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Scottsdale getting $1 million medical-marijuana store

Posted by   /  September 8, 2016  /  Marijuana  /  No Comments

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The deluxe dispensary will open only weeks before a proposition to legalize the recreational use of the drug goes to Arizona voters. (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents The Harvest of Scottsdale) One of the most deluxe medical-marijuana dispensaries in Arizona will open in Scottsdale later this month, only weeks before a proposition to legalize the […]

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Poll: About half of voters favor making marijuana use legal for adults

Posted by   /  September 7, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Cassie Ronda | Cronkite News About 50 percent of Arizona voters favor a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana use for Arizona adults 21 and older, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll of registered voters. Fifty percent of nearly 800 registered Arizona voters who were polled said they would “likely vote” to approve […]

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Scottsdale City Council votes to roll medical marijuana regulations a little tighter

Posted by   /  September 2, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale City Council has moved forward with tightening its regulations on any new medical marijuana dispensary locations looking to open within city limits. During its Aug. 31 regular meeting elected leaders voted 7-0 to approve a text amendment to the city zoning ordinance No. 455, regarding the Conditional Use Permit criteria for medical […]

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States voting on marijuana, medical or recreational, in November

Posted by   /  September 2, 2016  /  Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Mattie Quinn | Governing Marijuana legalization is having a moment. What once seemed like an unlikely proposition is now catching serious steam. To date, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, while Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and D.C., have legalized recreational use of the drug. This fall, voters in […]

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Arizona Supreme Court permits pot legalization measure to be on ballot

Posted by   /  August 31, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Arizona voters will get to decide if they want to be able to use marijuana just to get “high.” In a brief order this afternoon, the Arizona Supreme Court rebuffed arguments that both the summary of the initiative and the text itself was too flawed […]

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Marijuana legalization campaign sues over Arizona ballot language

Posted by   /  August 30, 2016  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics, Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic The campaign to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Arizona is suing state officials over the description of the ballot measure, saying it is “inaccurate and misleading.” The lawsuit, brought by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, asks the Maricopa County Superior Court to order the removal […]

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