Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and Cannabis Dept. director, talks to AzBigMedia about the complexities of cannabis banking

AZBigMedia Could new legislation or a federal marijuana banking law cause current banking and cannabis business restrictions to go up in smoke? While pending legislation may hint at the possibility, Arizona leaders say it might be slightly premature to bank on anything just yet. Presently, any cannabis-related business remains illegal under federal law. This means that although medical marijuana dispensaries can legally …

Rose Law Group Cannabis Dept., Laura Bianchi, partner and director, and attorneys Justin Brandt and Jessica Hale, featured in Wrazel

By Richard Sanchez | Wrazel As cannabis legalization spreads throughout the US, legal complexities will be a major hurdle for up and coming start-ups. Whether you are a cannabis culinary champ, an investor, grower or any other auxiliary services regulatory and compliance issues will present unique challenges. Rose Law Group–based in Scottsdale, AZ– has set themselves on the forefront of …

Credit unions greenlighted to bank with hemp businesses

By Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Cannabis Department | Cannabis Business Executive On August 19, 2019, the National Credit Union Association (NCUA), a federal agency that regulates, charters, and supervises federal credit unions, released updated guidance on federally-backed credit unions working with hemp-based businesses. The guidelines clarify that credit unions are permitted to offer financial services, including loans, …

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

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 and purchase cannabis from licensed …

Laura Bianchi talks to The Kush Chronicle about being a lawyer, cannabis advocate and leader

By Mr. Green Thumb | The Kush Chronicle Laura Bianchi is a Partner with the Rose Law Group and Director of Cannabis practice. A multi-faceted, passionate and hardworking individual, Laura aims to promote the legalization of cannabis while educating consumers about the health and economic benefits. I had the pleasure of discussing some key topics in the current cannabis debate. Primarily, …

Arizona-based ALTA to revolutionize payments for medical marijuana, cannabis companies; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Dept. welcomes tech advances to resolve banking hurdles

(Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless there are errors of fact.)  Groundbreaking Company ALTA Disrupts Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Industries with Digital Payment Technology, Gains Arizona FinTech Sandbox Approvals ALTA helps legal cannabis businesses process digital payments outside of traditional banks. An Arizona startup, ALTA, is looking to revolutionize and disrupt financial technology (FinTech) for medical marijuana dispensaries …

Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director Laura Bianchi talks to Phoenix Business Journal about new Arizona cannabis chamber

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal A former medical marijuana cultivator has founded the Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce to have a voice in the future of the growing industry, including whether recreational marijuana will be handled at the Legislature or with a voter initiative. Mason Cave, the chamber’s founder and CEO — nicknamed AZC3 — said his group will …

When the law says using marijuana Is O.K., but the boss disagrees; ‘should be treated same as any other medicine,’ says Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director, Laura Bianchi

By Dan Hyman | The New York Times Smoking pot cost Kimberly Cue her job. Ms. Cue, a 44-year-old chemical engineer from Silicon Valley, received an offer this year from a medical device manufacturer only to have it rescinded when the company found out that she smoked prescription marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. “My email was set up with the …