Marijuana banking finally ranks a congressional hearing; Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department, comments

By Meg Ellis | Pot Network Banking in the cannabis industry has been a contentious issue due to marijuana’s current classification as a federal Schedule I drug. A hearing in Congress may mark the beginning of a change in federal policy. Federal financial policies that is. On February 13, a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services heard testimony on …

California bills could give marijuana companies a legal boost; ‘time is ripe,’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department

By Andrew Sheeler | The Sacramento Bee Unfriendly banks, high taxes and black-market competitors are some of the obstacles that licensed cannabis companies say hold them back as they try to cultivate a new industry in California. Some California lawmakers want to give them a hand, and they’re considering a set of bills that would in ways great and small …

How to navigate the brave new CBD market

Hemp is now legal, but many questions and concerns about hemp products — particularly hemp-derived CBD — still remain. By Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department Disclaimer: This column is written for educational purposes only. It does not provide specific legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. This column should not be used …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner preparing to compete in the National Kidney Foundation of AZ’s Dancing with the Stars in just one month!

If you’ve met Laura Bianchi, you know she’s in it to win it—whether she’s fighting for her clients, training in mixed martial arts, or raising funds for a worthy cause. With less than a month until she makes her dance floor debut at Dancing with the Stars Arizona, Laura is putting in the work to master her (first ever) ballroom …

Arizona Supreme Court agrees to review legality of medical-marijuana extracts; ‘hopeful’ sign, says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times The Arizona Supreme Court will review the legality of medical-marijuana concentrates in the state, the court decided on Tuesday, giving a boost of hope to patients and industry advocates. “It’s definitely good news,” said Jared Keenan, a criminal justice staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. “We’re hoping they overturn the opinion of …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis, celebrity dancer, National Kidney Foundation of Arizona Dancing with the Stars 2019 [VIDEO]

Laura Bianchi came together with dancers and mixed martial arts athletes to bring awareness to a cause that affects so many–kidney health and the National Kidney Foundation Dancing with the Stars Arizona 2019. Thank you to those involved including Kristijan & Anja Burazer, Radomir Pashev and Gergana Slavova-Daniels from NRG Ballroom; her coach Roman Salazar, John Long and Anthony Rozema from her Fight Ready MMA and Fitness family; videographer extraordinaire …

How the largest marijuana retail space in the U.S. plans to revamp a district; “history in the making,” says Rose Law Group partner, Medical Cannabis department director, Laura Bianchi

By Amy Dobson | Forbes For a while it looked like the best thing to bring to a neighborhood was a new Whole Foods grocery store. One study showed that homes in these neighborhoods would appreciate at a much faster rate than if they were near a Trader Joe’s (and both were better than a Starbucks). Another sign a neighborhood is on the cusp of …

Lawyer up: dreaming of the Apple Store of cannabis? Don’t hold your breath

The cannabis industry wants to see bold and beautiful dispensaries, but the various state rules and regulations around the plant often turn sleek visions into clunky realities. Disclaimer: This column is written for educational purposes only. It does not provide specific legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. This column should not be used as a substitute for …

By Carol Ann Alaimo | Arizona Daily Star A Tucson native is hoping to turn his hometown into a hot spot for cannabis cultivation by building a massive medical marijuana-growing complex on the city’s southeast side. Construction is underway on the first phase of Tucson Cannabis Campus, a project envisioned as an eventual 440,000-square-foot facility on 16 acres of industrial …

Colorado homeowners lose case against next door cannabis biz; ‘ruling a step forward’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis Department

The marijuana business had been sued for damages under anti-racketeering laws. The case was seen as a major threat to the state’s cannabis industry By John Ingold | The Colorado Sun A southern Colorado marijuana grow facility did not hurt the property values of a neighboring couple, a jury in Denver decided Wednesday, ending a closely watched lawsuit that had …