Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, on USDA’s proposed hemp regulations

By Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney The USDA has been working to develop hemp regulations to meet congressional intent of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized the crop last December.   A draft of this long-anticipated regulatory framework, called the Interim Final Rule, was finally released on Tuesday. These rules are expected to be published in the Federal Register later …

[OPINION] Why keep south Scottsdale residents from getting legal medicine?

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunday Goods By Paula Sturgeon | Scottsdale Independent Medical marijuana is out of reach for many of us in southern Scottsdale. That’s because there is no dispensary that serves the southern city. It is very inconvenient for older residents and those of us with mobility issues …

Reefer madness clouds Old Town Scottsdale medical marijuana dispensary pursuit

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunday Goods By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent A recent proposal to bring in a medical marijuana dispensary to Old Town Scottsdale has nearby proprietors concerned property values will go up in smoke, a burgeoning cohesive vision for the area could never emerge — and that kind of operation may bring in an unsavory clientele. Concerns …

Scottsdale CBD firm secures $50M in financing to build facility

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Integrated CBD By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Scottsdale-based Integrated CBD LLC has raised another $50 million as it grows its organic hemp business in Arizona. Plans call for using the funding to build a 154,000-square-foot extraction facility and large-scale hemp drying facility as well as to expand into the second planting of this year’s hemp crop …

Square opens up payment processing to more CBD businesses; move signals industry growth, says Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group Attorney focusing on the cannabis and hemp industries

By Tom Angell | Forbes Payments processor Square announced on Thursday that it is making its payment processing services available to more businesses that sell CBD products. The lack of financial services has been a key problem for companies in the cannabis industry, including those that only deal with cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating component of the plant. “We believe everyone should …

‘High-end’ marijuana dispensary planned for downtown Scottsdale

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunday Goods By Lorraine Longhi | Arizona Republic Corrections & Clarifications: Jason Rose’s occupation was incorrect in a previous version of this article. Downtown Scottsdale may see its first medical marijuana dispensary — if it can overcome the potential hurdle a nearby preschool presents. Sunday Goods, which operates an all-natural cannabis farm in southeastern Arizona, wants to open the dispensary in the …

Bad seeds cause Kentucky hemp crop to tank, suit alleges; Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, weighs in

By Aimee Green | The Oregonian/OregonLive A Kentucky-based company that produces CBD has filed a $44 million lawsuit against an Oregon company it claims sold it nearly worthless hemp seeds that ruined a massive 2019 crop. The crop was destined to help fulfill the country’s booming demand for CBD, a plant extract soaring in popularity as a treatment for health problems …

Adam Trenk, partner, director of Rose Law Group Cannabis and Hemp Departments, comments on passage of historic cannabis banking bill

SAFE Banking Act still faces objections from cannabis opponents and some civil rights advocates By Brooke Staggs | Orange County Register The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to let federally insured banks work with cannabis shops and related companies in states that have legalized marijuana, marking the first-ever federal vote on a stand-alone cannabis bill. With backing from Southern California …