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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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Meet the ASU grad atop the cannabis industry world — he just signed an $850M deal

Posted by   /  April 1, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Steve White By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Steve White remembers telling his parents several years ago his plan to leave a successful business law career to launch a medical marijuana company, which was —and remains — illegal under federal law. The 1995 Arizona State University graduate who swam and played basketball at Corona Del […]

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Arizona Supreme Court justices appear to favor medical marijuana extracts; bolsters patients’ rights, says Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Cannabis Department

Posted by   /  March 20, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

In a packed auditorium at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, each side presented divergent interpretations of what voters intended as the definition of marijuana when they enacted the medical-marijuana law via ballot initiative nine years ago. /Arizona Supreme Court photo By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times Several Arizona Supreme Court justices appeared to […]

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Laura Bianchi makes her Celebrity Star Dancer debut Friday

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Cannabis, Featured News  /  No Comments

Friday is the big night when Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and Cannabis Department director, takes the floor at Dancing with the Stars Arizona, raising funds for the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. Getting ready for the limelight has been hard work and lots of fun, including posing with swag, courtesy of the Garage […]

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Marijuana banking finally ranks a congressional hearing; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department, comments

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Meg Ellis | Pot Network Banking in the cannabis industry has been a contentious issue due to marijuana’s current classification as a federal Schedule I drug. A hearing in Congress may mark the beginning of a change in federal policy. Federal financial policies that is. On February 13, a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee […]

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California bills could give marijuana companies a legal boost; ‘time is ripe,’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department

Posted by   /  February 5, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Andrew Sheeler | The Sacramento Bee Unfriendly banks, high taxes and black-market competitors are some of the obstacles that licensed cannabis companies say hold them back as they try to cultivate a new industry in California. Some California lawmakers want to give them a hand, and they’re considering a set of bills that would […]

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How the largest marijuana retail space in the U.S. plans to revamp a district; “history in the making,” says Rose Law Group partner, Medical Cannabis department director, Laura Bianchi

Posted by   /  November 28, 2018  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

  By Amy Dobson | Forbes For a while it looked like the best thing to bring to a neighborhood was a new Whole Foods grocery store. One study showed that homes in these neighborhoods would appreciate at a much faster rate than if they were near a Trader Joe’s (and both were better than a Starbucks). Another […]

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