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Credit unions greenlighted to bank with hemp businesses

Posted by   /  August 29, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Cannabis Department | Cannabis Business Executive On August 19, 2019, the National Credit Union Association (NCUA), a federal agency that regulates, charters, and supervises federal credit unions, released updated guidance on federally-backed credit unions working with hemp-based businesses. The guidelines clarify that credit unions are permitted to […]

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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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Laura Bianchi talks to The Kush Chronicle about being a lawyer, cannabis advocate and leader

Posted by   /  August 7, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Mr. Green Thumb | The Kush Chronicle Laura Bianchi is a Partner with the Rose Law Group and Director of Cannabis practice. A multi-faceted, passionate and hardworking individual, Laura aims to promote the legalization of cannabis while educating consumers about the health and economic benefits. I had the pleasure of discussing some key topics in […]

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Arizona-based ALTA to revolutionize payments for medical marijuana, cannabis companies; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Dept. welcomes tech advances to resolve banking hurdles

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

(Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.)  CEO Jesse Forrest Groundbreaking Company ALTA Disrupts Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Industries with Digital Payment Technology, Gains Arizona FinTech Sandbox Approvals ALTA helps legal cannabis businesses process digital payments outside of traditional banks. An Arizona startup, ALTA, is looking to revolutionize and […]

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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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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis department, talks to Phoenix Business Journal about cannabis extract ruling

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

Laura Bianchi By Greg Barr | Phoenix Business Journal Medical marijuana patients in the state now can legally possess hashish after the Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the extracted resin and oils from marijuana are the same as other parts of the plant. The Court’s 7-0 ruling clarifies the definition of marijuana in the […]

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Marijuana concentrates okay for patients, Arizona Supreme Court rules; Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director, Laura Bianchi, calls it ‘incredible victory’

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

Twitter By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times The Arizona medical marijuana community and business industry can finally exhale: The state Supreme Court decided a crucial appeal on Tuesday by siding 7-0 with patients and state voters on marijuana resin extracts. Parties in the case of State of Arizona v. Rodney Christopher Jones received word just after […]

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Arizona AG: Medical marijuana industry should have access to banks; ‘essential,’ says Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Cannabis Department

Posted by   /  May 9, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Twitter By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic Marijuana-related businesses should have access to the banking system to boost tax collections and reduce crime, according to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, with 37 other state and territorial attorneys general who are urging passage of federal legislation. The attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders on May 8, urging them […]

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Bianchi: Medical marijuana is a regulated program benefiting patients

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

Laura Bianchi (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only) By Laura Bianchi | YourValley.net Peoria recently approved its fifth medical marijuana dispensary within city boundaries, a sign of the evolving perceptions surrounding the beneficial drug. When voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, there was already support for the program, […]

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