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Arizona marijuana ballot measure will move forward with no major changes

Posted by   /  September 10, 2019  /  Cannabis, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic The backers of a measure to legalize marijuana in Arizona will make several “minor” changes following a legal review of the proposal by staff members of the state Legislature. The 16-page “Smart and Safe Arizona Act” proposal was filed with the state in early August, and the backers opted for a review […]

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Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and Cannabis Dept. Director, talks to ‘Phoenix Business Journal’ about Arizona employers’ right to prohibit recreational marijuana use

Posted by   /  August 21, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal An initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona is expected to provide protections to employers. The Smart & Safe Arizona Initiative is working its way to appear on the 2020 ballot in Arizona in an effort to allow individuals 21 and older to process, consume, cultivate […]

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Group backing legal marijuana in Arizona releases ballot measure details

Posted by   /  August 12, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic A ballot measure to legalize marijuana in Arizona would allow people 21 and older to have as much as an ounce of the drug, while letting the state decide some important decisions such as potency, according to details released Friday. The backers have spent months consulting on the initiative […]

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Thomas Galvin, Rose Law Group regulatory attorney, talks to 12 News about opening banking to cannabis businesses

Posted by   /  May 14, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

12 News The marijuana industry has no place to put their money. Because the sale of pot goes against federal law even medical marijuana facilities can’t put their cash in a bank. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is pushing for a law that would change all that.

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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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Trump Administration wants more input on marijuana rescheduling; ‘could have major impact’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department

Posted by   /  March 6, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Tom Angell | Forbes The Trump administration is asking the public to submit comments to help inform the U.S.’s position on the potential global reclassification of marijuana. Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) formally recommended that cannabis and its derivatives be rescheduled under international drug treaties. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants “interested […]

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Fired Wal-Mart worker wins case under Arizona Medical Marijuana Act; ‘an important decision’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis 

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

  By David B. Weisenfeld | XpertHR A federal judge has ruled that a fired Walmart employee who had a state medical marijuana card has a valid discrimination claim under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA). The company had suspended the employee without pay and then terminated her after a post-accident drug screen came back positive. The AMMA provides that an […]

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Bipartisan coalition aims to decriminalize marijuana possession

Posted by   /  October 22, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror State lawmakers are planning a bipartisan push to loosen Arizona’s marijuana possession laws, which are considered by many as among the harshest in the United States. Possession of any amount of marijuana under two pounds is a class 6 felony, making Arizona the only state where possession of […]

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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  /  Cannabis, 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  /  Cannabis  /  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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