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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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MMJ advisory council holds first meeting

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

By Adam Trenk, partner and Director of Rose Law Group Cannabis and Hemp Departments, and Omar Abdallah, attorney, who handles hemp-related issues.  While the State Department of Agriculture is working on protocols for testing hemp crops to determine whether their THC content is below the legal threshold of 0.3%, Arizona is also busy working on […]

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House votes to let marijuana businesses legally use banks; ‘momentous,’ says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of Cannabis and Hemp Departments

Posted by   /  September 27, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Twitter It’s a historic moment in Congress, but Senate support remains uncertain. By Eric Boehm | Reason On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of letting state-legal marijuana businesses have access to banks and other financial institutions. It was a historic bipartisan moment, and an important one—though one that skirts the larger […]

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Arizona marijuana ballot measure will move forward with no major changes

Posted by   /  September 10, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp, 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 and Hemp  /  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 and Hemp  /  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 and Hemp  /  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 and Hemp  /  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 and Hemp  /  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 and Hemp  /  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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