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[REGIONAL NEWS] Nevada cannabis licensing chief on leave amid claims of improper conduct

Posted by   /  September 11, 2019  /  Cannabis, Regional News  /  No Comments

 Marijuana is displayed at the Las Vegas ReLeaf marijuana dispensary / Steve Marcus By Bryan Horwath | Las Vegas Sun An embattled Nevada Department of Taxation official who was in charge of the state’s cannabis licensing process last year has been placed on leave, according to Sun sources. Licensing chief Jorge Pupo has been placed […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and Cannabis Dept. director, talks to AzBigMedia about the complexities of cannabis banking

Posted by   /  September 10, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Twitter AZBigMedia Could new legislation or a federal marijuana banking law cause current banking and cannabis business restrictions to go up in smoke? While pending legislation may hint at the possibility, Arizona leaders say it might be slightly premature to bank on anything just yet. Presently, any cannabis-related business remains illegal under federal law. This means that […]

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Lawyer Up: Should employers tolerate cannabis consumption on the job?

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Laura Bianchi | Merry Jane Should employees be allowed to smoke weed on the job, and what recourse do they have if they’re fired for failing a drug test? Our legal columnist breaks it down for you. Disclaimer: This column is written for educational purposes only. It does not provide specific legal advice and […]

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Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director Laura Bianchi talks to Phoenix Business Journal about new Arizona cannabis chamber

Posted by   /  July 24, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal A former medical marijuana cultivator has founded the Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce to have a voice in the future of the growing industry, including whether recreational marijuana will be handled at the Legislature or with a voter initiative. Mason Cave, the chamber’s founder and CEO — nicknamed AZC3 […]

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Arizona’s AG urges Legislature to legalize marijuana rather than risk voters deciding

Posted by   /  July 23, 2019  /  Cannabis, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Mark Brnovich By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services | Arizona Capitol Times Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants state lawmakers to debate and enact a law allowing recreational marijuana use for adults, rather than risk an industry-crafted measure winning at the ballot box. And even Gov. Doug Ducey, who remains personally opposed to recreational use, said […]

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When the law says using marijuana Is O.K., but the boss disagrees; ‘should be treated same as any other medicine,’ says Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director, Laura Bianchi

Posted by   /  July 22, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Cannabis dispensary / Pixabay By Dan Hyman | The New York Times Smoking pot cost Kimberly Cue her job. Ms. Cue, a 44-year-old chemical engineer from Silicon Valley, received an offer this year from a medical device manufacturer only to have it rescinded when the company found out that she smoked prescription marijuana to treat post-traumatic […]

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Arizona just made cannabis safer and savings for patients; ‘important step forward,’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department

Posted by   /  June 13, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By David Downs | Leafy Arizona’s medical cannabis program is about to become cheaper and cleaner, courtesy of a new bill passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey late Friday. Under the new rules, medical cannabis cards will be valid for two years instead of one. That will save patients the $150 […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] ‘Getting worse, not better’: Illegal pot market booming in California despite legalization

Posted by   /  April 28, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

A worker packages cannabis at the CMX Distribution facility in Costa Mesa, Calif. The center is a licensed medical marijuana distributor./CreditJenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times By Thomas Fuller | The New York Times In the forests of Northern California, raids by law enforcement officials continue to uncover illicit marijuana farms. In Southern California, […]

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Cannabis, marijuana, weed, pot? Just call It a job machine

Posted by   /  April 26, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Photo Jim Wilson / The New York Times By Conor Dougherty | The New York Times David Dancer is a 48-year-old marketing executive who has worked for big brands like Charles Schwab and Teleflora. A year ago, he got a call from a recruiter for a different kind of company: MedMen, a cannabis retailer that has […]

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Hemp in, spinach out as investors throw money at newly legal CBD

Posted by   /  April 18, 2019  /  Cannabis, Economy  /  No Comments

Mile High Labs has developed a new extraction system it says will boost CBD production. Source: Mile High Labs / Bloomberg By Hema Parmar and Craig Giammona | Bloomberg When Patrick Horsman’s small private equity firm purchased 10,000 acres in Yuma County, Arizona, in 2016, organic spinach and lettuce were on the menu. Then the […]

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