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House panel OKs pot decriminalization, as poll shows support in Arizona

Posted by   /  November 21, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-10 on largely party lines to advance a sweeping marijuana reform bill that would decriminalize the drug, fund treatment and erase federal pot convictions since 1971, among other changes. /Photo by Wissam Melhem/Cronkite News By Heather Cumberledge and Wissam Melhem, | Cronkite News A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday […]

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Group unveils proposed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use, sales

Posted by   /  November 14, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Arizonans who want to use marijuana recreationally would get a lot of places to buy it legally under a plan unveiled Wednesday. The proposed legislation written by the Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce seeks to have the Legislature place the measure on the 2020 […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado using $3 million from marijuana tax to provide food, housing for the homeless

Posted by   /  November 13, 2019  /  Cannabis and Hemp  /  No Comments

According to economic development statistics, the manufacture and sale of legalized marijuana has stimulated growth in many other areas, including new business ventures such as stores that sell cannabis, tools needed to manufacture it, and other industry related items.  By DailyHealthPost Legalizing marijuana is not a new issue by any means. And for the most […]

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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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