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 …

Congratulations to Rose Law Group client and friend, Sara Gullickson, for being the country’s first woman CEO of a U.S. publicly traded cannabis company

By Megan Boyanton | Phoenix New Times Sara Gullickson floated around the private dining room with a warm smile, shaking hands and chatting with dozens of venture capitalists, nightclub owners, real estate magnates, and former politicians who traveled from across the United States to hear her pitch her company. Only two women could be counted among the potential investors gathered …

Podcast: Why Arizona will probably legalize recreational marijuana in 2020; would be ‘a boon to the industry,’ says Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director, Laura Bianchi

By Taylor Seely | Arizona Republic First, Arizona legalized medical marijuana in 2010. Then came a failed attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016. Now, those in the state’s marijuana industry are giddy at the thought of the future. Why? Political insiders don’t think Gov. Doug Ducey will fundraise or campaign against recreational marijuana legalization in 2020 like he did in 2016. Plus, he recently signed a bill …

Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director Laura Bianchi says cannabis extracts case a big win for Arizona’s medical marijuana industry

By Tim Royan | Cronkite News Marijuana-laced massage oils, vaping products and brownies and other edibles likely will emerge as the future of the multimillion-dollar medical marijuana industry in Arizona, thanks to last month’s key court decision, industry representatives say. Concentrates, or extracts of the active ingredients in marijuana, such as THC and CBD, are now considered legal under an Arizona …