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Tucson teen faces deportation after being caught with marijuana vape pens; ‘unfortunate’ circumstances, says Darius Amiri, chairman, Rose Law Group Immigration Dept.

Posted by   /  February 23, 2020  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Immigration  /  No Comments

A recent and old photo of Jonathan Torres Resendiz at his family’s home in Tucson. He was the youngest of three children brought to the U.S. on a desert crossing in 2008. /Rebecca Sasnett / Arizona Daily Star By Danyelle Khmara | Arizona Daily Star Maria Resendiz Uribe looks at her son’s senior photos taken […]

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Regional News: Journal Poll: New Mexicans back legalizing cannabis

Posted by   /  February 8, 2020  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Regional News  /  No Comments

Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal By Dan Boyd | Albuquerque Journal While debate on the issue simmers at the Roundhouse, most New Mexico adults continue to support legalizing recreational marijuana use and taxing its sales, a new Journal Poll has found. Sixty-one percent of adults surveyed over the last week said they support New Mexico becoming the […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Mayor opposes marijuana legalization in New Mexico

Posted by   /  January 20, 2020  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Michael McDevitt | Las Cruces Sun-News  As New Mexico faces the prospect of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the left-leaning Las Cruces City Council at a Monday work session was unsurprisingly supportive, with a notable exception — Mayor Ken Miyagishima (photo). On Wednesday, Miyagishima told Sun-News that a legalization bill would be the “most irresponsible” legislation […]

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Proposal would allow medical marijuana use for autism and opioid use in Arizona

Posted by   /  December 12, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Rep. Diego Espinoza/Capitol Media Services / 2016 A lawmaker will try to force state health officials to allow the use of medical marijuana to treat autism, which they have previously rejected. The proposal by state Rep. Diego Espinoza, D-Tolleson, would add “autism spectrum disorder” to […]

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Medical marijuana cultivation at Florence Junction OK’d

Posted by   /  December 9, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

Image courtesy of ThaPlug By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder A medical marijuana cultivation and production center on 37 acres in the northwest corner of Florence Junction received a special use permit to operate Wednesday from the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. The supervisors will consider whether to renew the permit each year, and the […]

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The Mint medical marijuana dispensary looks to expand Mesa location, add extraction lab, cultivation center

Posted by   /  December 3, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The city of Mesa is considering plans for an expansion of The Mint Dispensary at Southern Avenue and Mesa Drive that could include a new 12,000-square-foot indoor cultivation center and 6,000-square-foot medical marijuana extraction lab. RMEG Investments LLC (which owns the property) has requested a building improvement […]

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Congress might finally give the cannabis industry access to banks with comments from Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of Cannabis and Hemp departments

Posted by   /  December 2, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Eric Boehm | Reason Congress passed its first ever standalone bipartisan marijuana legalization bill in 2019. The House of Representatives voted in September to approve the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a bill that would allow state-legal marijuana businesses to access financial institutions without running afoul of federal law. Currently, nearly all […]

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GOP lawmaker proposes slew of regulations on medical marijuana

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services  via Arizona Capitol Times Saying he doesn’t trust the industry, a top Senate Republican wants an outright ban on the use of certain chemicals on the marijuana that Arizonans smoke, eat or drink.\ Majority Whip Sonny Borrelli said he appreciates that lawmakers last session finally approved a plan he […]

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Borrelli again targets medical marijuana dispensary kitchens

Posted by   /  November 26, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Dillon Rosenblatt | Arizona Capitol Times A state GOP senator wants to allow the Arizona Department of Health Services to inspect medical marijuana kitchens without giving notice and blames the marijuana industry for killing the same effort last session. Sen. Sonny Borrelli Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, introduced his first bill of the […]

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Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments, talks to PBJ about the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana

Posted by   /  November 22, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

If approved, legal recreational marijuana could cause big issues for Arizona employers in 2020 By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Though a proposed initiative to get recreational marijuana on the November 2020 ballot in Arizona was designed with employers in mind, it’s not yet winning over a lot of converts. “The key difference between this […]

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