Speaker wants voters to sharply limit medical marijuana potency, citing controversial book; ‘absurd,’ says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

  By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror Arizona voters may be asked to severely limit the amount of THC that medical marijuana can contain, if the top Republican in the Arizona House of Representatives has his way. After reading a controversial book that links marijuana use to mental illness and violence, House Speaker Rusty Bowers wants to limit medical marijuana …

Arizonans spent more than $500 million on medical marijuana in 2019; ‘stigma dissipating,” says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Arizonans spent more than half a billion dollars on medical marijuana in 2019, a dollar amount that grew over the previous year and a sign of the substance’s prevalence in a state where voters likely will decide whether to legalize recreational use of it this fall. Nearly 220,000 medical marijuana patients were in the …

Is cannabis ever OK in the office? Check handbook, says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Charisse Jones | USA TODAY From makeup and oils to capsules for stress relief, cannabis-based goods are flowing into the marketplace. But while they may not get you high, they can still cause you problems at work.  Cannabidiol or CBD has been showing up in a widening array of goods. That’s because federal legislation in 2018 deemed that hemp …

Many of Arizona’s first hemp harvests have too much THC; a dire situation, says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Andrew Howard | Arizona Republic When Arizona started issuing licenses for farmers to grow hemp in 2019, many people predicted a boost to the economy from the plant that’s used to create the popular CBD oil, among other products. But months into this crop’s new era, the results are not what was expected by those in the industry. Instead …

Arizona’s medical cannabis market on track for big money; industry growth a draw for investment, says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Joe Evans | Phoenix New Times  It’s fair to say the 2010s have been the decade of American cannabis. Since Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational-use cannabis back in 2012, the cannabis industry has been booming worldwide. Cannabis sales worldwide have more than tripled, booming from $3.4 billion to $10.9 billion between 2014 and 2018. Experts predict sales to …

Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis and Hemp Depts., and attorney Jonathan Udell, talk missed opportunity for USDA Hemp Rule in Arizona Cannabis News

By Adam Trenk and Jonathan Udell | Arizona Cannabis News “I only feel angry when I see waste,” Mother Teresa once said. While fondness for cannabis sativa L. may not have been one of the Saint’s known proclivities, an analysis of the USDA’s Interim Final Rule shows it will undoubtedly cause the widespread waste she disdained. Meanwhile, Arizona and other …

Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis and Hemp Depts., and attorney Jonathan Udell, talk missed opportunity for USDA Hemp Rule in Arizona Cannabis News

By Adam Trenk and Jonathan Udell | Arizona Cannabis News “I only feel angry when I see waste,” Mother Teresa once said. While fondness for cannabis sativa L. may not have been one of the Saint’s known proclivities, an analysis of the USDA’s Interim Final Rule shows it will undoubtedly cause the widespread waste she disdained. Meanwhile, Arizona and other …

These horses are too young to die; ‘unified governing agency’ would benefit industry, says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, Equine Law director

Fair treatment of Thoroughbreds means they will at least get a chance to grow up. By Sally Eckhoff | The New York Times In 1972, the year before Secretariat made racing history, I was raking manure around a fenced-in patch of dirt in Laurel Hollow, N.Y. I was a teenage rider. My world was horses. The ideal summer job was nearby, …

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show an ‘incredible opportunity,’ says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of Equine Law

AZBigMedia The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA) is returning for the 65th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The world’s largest, family-friendly horse show runs Thursday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 23 and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of spectators.  “More than 2,400 Arabian horses from all over the globe will participate in this year’s event,” said …

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

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 policy and what was proposed …