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Business group to challenge Arizona’s recreational marijuana effort

Posted by   /  September 30, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A group of businesses has united to oppose the initiative being circulated to legalize marijuana in Arizona for recreational use. But it’s not that members of the Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce want to keep all adults from being able to use the drug. […]

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Adam Trenk, partner, director of Rose Law Group cannabis and hemp departments, comments on passage of historic cannabis banking bill

Posted by   /  September 30, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

Though other ways to purchase are coming most of the transactions for purchasing pot on Thursday at the OC3 Dispensary in Santa Ana was with cash. /File: Photo by Micheal Goulding /Orange County Register/SCNG SAFE Banking Act still faces objections from cannabis opponents and some civil rights advocates By Brooke Staggs | Orange County Register […]

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Scottsdale law group establishes state’s first hemp practice

Posted by   /  September 29, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

By Scottsdale Independent  Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group has named attorney and partner Adam Trenk director of the Rose Law Group, pc cannabis and hemp departments.  Adam Trenk This comes as the innovative Scottsdale firm is the first in the state to establish a stand-alone hemp department, according to a press release. Rose Law Group has […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado marijuana companies are subject to federal labor laws despite being illegal, court rules

Posted by   /  September 22, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Employment Law  /  No Comments

A U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in a overtime pay lawsuit Friday helps legitimize Colorado’s industry, some say By Joe Rubino | The Denver Post A U.S. appeals court has ruled workers in Colorado’s marijuana industry are subject to overtime pay rules and other federal labor protections even if the industry itself is federally illegal. […]

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

Posted by   /  September 11, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp, 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 and Hemp  /  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 and Hemp  /  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 and Hemp  /  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 and Hemp, 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 and Hemp  /  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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