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Marijuana law in Pinal County called ‘grand experiment’

Posted by   /  March 22, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

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By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com Medical marijuana is coming back before the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. In a work session with the Planning & Zoning Commission set for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., the supervisors will discuss future land use and public policy on prescriptive marijuana. The topic most recently came up in an involved […]

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[EDITORIAL] Sensible bill on medical marijuana; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley praises ‘historic’ bill

Posted by   /  March 11, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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The New York Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Three senators, two Democrats and a Republican, introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow patients to use marijuana for medical purposes in states where it is legal, without fear of federal prosecution for violating narcotics laws. The bill makes a […]

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Businesses divided over net neutrality; a matter of monopoly vs public information, says Logan Elia, Rose Law Group cyberlaw attorney

Posted by   /  March 9, 2015  /  Cyberlaw, Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Eric Mungenast | East Valley Tribune What do local companies think about the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision on net neutrality? The answer depends on whom you ask and which side of the issue they lean toward. According to the definition offered on the FCC Website, net neutrality refers to an open Internet in […]

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Senate hemphasizes farming study [UPDATED]

Posted by   /  March 5, 2015  /  Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

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By Phil Riske | Managing Editor (STATE CAPITOL) – The House will now consider a measure (SB1225) to create a committee to study whether industrial hemp farming would be a worthwhile undertaking in Arizona. The bill, which was passed by the Senate Thursday afternoon on a 19-11 vote is the result of federal legislation to legalize […]

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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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