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Landlords, associations take aim at marijuana; ‘Get it in writing,’ says Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis Laura Bianchi

Posted by   /  April 23, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana, Real Estate  /  No Comments

RealtorMag Despite the movement to legalize marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes in many states, homeowners associations and landlords are showing a preference for banning the substance—which remains illegal on the federal level—in their properties. Condo and co-op associations, as well as individual landlords, have been cracking down on residents who use or grow […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis talks to ‘Forbes’ says partnerships can benefit Cannabis businesses

Posted by   /  April 6, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Julie Weed | Forbes As a hedge fund manager in New York, Tim Rotolo was used to looking for undervalued assets and inefficient capital structures. In the nascent legal cannabis industry, he thinks he’s found both. In early 2017, Rotolo teamed up with Antony Radbod, and David Kivitz to create an investment and holding […]

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Will Trump try to close cannabis businesses? Laura Bianchi, director of Rose Law Group Medical Cannabis Department, talks to ‘Forbes,’ urges those businesses to stay focused on local compliance

Posted by   /  March 23, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Julie Weed | Forbes Entrepreneurs in 29 states who have been growing, testing and selling marijuana are now wondering: will President Trump’s Attorney General really divert resources from justice department priorities like stopping terrorism and dismantling gangs, to shut down neighborhood pot shops? These businesses have been operating under the Cole Memorandum which kept the Justice […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Department quoted in Yahoo Finance provides guidance following Sessions’ action 

Posted by   /  January 12, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Jennifer Kaplan/Bloomberg | Yahoo Finance Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what should have been a celebratory week. The Justice Department will reverse the so-called Cole and Ogden memos that set out guardrails for federal prosecution of […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director of Medical Marijuana Department quoted in Minnesota Lawyer discussing reversal of Cole and Ogden memos

Posted by   /  January 11, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Zac Farber |  Minnesota Lawyer Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what should have been a celebratory week. The Justice Department will reverse the so-called Cole and Ogden memos that set out guardrails for federal prosecution of cannabis and allowed […]

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Sessions takes aim on marijuana enforcement; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director of Medical Marijuana Dept. comments

Posted by   /  January 8, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Dwayne Harmon | Newburgh Gazette Medical and recreational marijuana use is still illegal nationally under the Controlled Substances Act and marijuana is listed under the Schedule 1 list of drugs, along with heroin and LSD. Oregon Governor Kate Brown said Oregon will continue to move forward with pot sales. “I advise clients continue to […]

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Sessions to nix Obama-era rules leaving states alone that legalize pot; don’t worry about downfall of medical cannabis business, says Laura Bianchi, partner, director of Medical Marijuana Dept.

Posted by   /  January 4, 2018  /  Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Laura Jarrett | CNN In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. While many states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana […]

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Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research, a statement praised by Laura Bianchi, director of Rose Law Group’s Medical Marijuana Cannabis practice group

Posted by   /  October 18, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition” among growers who supply marijuana for federally approved research, though he said he thought the current applicant pool of 26 was too many. His statement came in response […]

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Marijuana politics emerge as 2020 flashpoint

Posted by   /  August 13, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

The debate over legalization is about to receive a full airing on the presidential campaign trail By Carla Marinucci | POLITICO Marijuana legalization just moved from the fringes of the last presidential campaign to center stage in 2020. Between a sweeping new package of legislation introduced last week by one of the top Democratic presidential […]

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Lawmakers cannot outlaw medical marijuana on campus?

Posted by   /  August 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers have no legal right to make it a crime for medical marijuana users to possess the drug on college campuses, an attorney for a student who was arrested is arguing to the Arizona Supreme Court. In new legal filings, attorney Thomas Dean […]

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