Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis Department, quoted in Leafly discussing contaminants testing bill

Arizona May Finally Begin Lab Testing Medical Cannabis for Contaminants The bill would also reduce the state’s $150 patient-registration fee to $50. By Ben Adlin | Leafly More than seven years after Arizona legalized medical cannabis, the state may finally begin to require lab testing to identify mold, pesticides, and other potentially harmful contaminants. Under a proposal from state Sen. …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis Department, quoted in Arizona Republic advising on non-profits in the industry making millions

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Arizona’s surging medical marijuana industry includes a 40-acre greenhouse in Snowflake, stock traded on the Canadian market, an 800,000-square-foot factory turned indoor farm in west Phoenix, and home delivery for customers. Sales of medical marijuana here soared nearly 50 percent in 2017 with an estimated value of $387 million. A small army of attorneys and high-end Scottsdale …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner, Director of Medical Marijuana Dept., provides comment on Illinois student using medical marijuana at school

Illinois says it won’t stop sick girl from using medical marijuana at school By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY Illinois on Friday said it won’t get in the way of an 11-year-old girl whose parents want her to be allowed to use medical marijuana at school to regulate seizures, despite state laws that prohibit the use of prescription cannabis on public school …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Department quoted in Yahoo Finance provides guidance following Sessions’ action 

By Jennifer Kaplan/Bloomberg | Yahoo Finance Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what should have been a celebratory week. The Justice Department will reverse the so-called Cole and Ogden memos that set out guardrails for federal prosecution of cannabis and allowed legalized marijuana …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director of Medical Marijuana Department quoted in Minnesota Lawyer discussing reversal of Cole and Ogden memos

By Zac Farber |  Minnesota Lawyer Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what should have been a celebratory week. The Justice Department will reverse the so-called Cole and Ogden memos that set out guardrails for federal prosecution of cannabis and allowed legalized marijuana to flourish in …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner, Director of Medical Marijuana Department, quoted in Newburgh Gazette advising on Sessions and marijuana enforcement

By Dwayne Harmon | Newburgh Gazette Medical and recreational marijuana use is still illegal nationally under the Controlled Substances Act and marijuana is listed under the Schedule 1 list of drugs, along with heroin and LSD. Oregon Governor Kate Brown said Oregon will continue to move forward with pot sales. “I advise clients continue to focus on operating their businesses …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana quoted in Marijuana Business Daily deciphering Sessions actions regarding the Cole memos 

By Omar Sacirbey | Marijuana Business Daily (Marijuana Business Daily is providing live updates to this breaking story and its impact on the cannabis industry. Check them out here.)  Marijuana industry executives nationwide are scrambling to understand how Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind Obama-era protections for the legalized cannabis industry will affect their companies and employees. Legal experts cautioned against making hasty …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director of Medical Marijuana Department quoted in Bloomberg

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, Director of Medical Marijuana Dept. comments By Jennifer Kaplan | Bloomberg Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what could have been a celebratory week. Related: Don’t worry about downfall of medical cannabis business, Bianchi says The …