How Smart & Safe Arizona Act allows cities to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments, by Adam Trenk, RLG partner and director of cannabis, hemp departments

By Adam Trenk | Partner at Rose Law Group As the world starts to emerge from the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis, with the dispensing of medical marijuana deemed essential, recreational marijuana entrepreneurs are waiting in the wings for the legalization of marijuana in Arizona. The Smart & Safe Arizona Act (the “Act”) is on the ballot in November. This long-awaited legalization may finally come …

EXCLUSIVE: Awarding recreational marijuana licenses under the Smart & Safe Arizona Act, by RLG attorney Jonathan Udell.

By Jonathan Udell | Attorney at Rose Law Group As the wheels of commerce ground to a halt in March, starry-eyed entrepreneurs geared up for an election that could bring about the legalization of marijuana in Arizona. The Smart & Safe Arizona Act [SSAA] needed 237,645 signatures to be on the ballot. It now has more than 300,000, and if the most recent …

Arizona marijuana dispensary sales set record; growth to continue, says Adam Trenk, RLG partner and director of cannabis, hemp departments

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic The coronavirus pandemic didn’t slow down growth in Arizona’s medical marijuana program, state figures show, with qualified patients buying more than a ton more marijuana in March than they did in February. The 17,095 pounds of marijuana sold by medical-marijuana dispensaries in March was more than 2,200 pounds above what was sold in February, a …

Gilbert considers zoning changes to allow for industrial hemp; RLG Partner and Director of cannabis, hemp and equine law Adam Trenk comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Gilbert Town Council is scheduled to consider proposed zoning changes to allow for industrial hemp processing production in industrial areas. The Gilbert Council will hold a hearing and potentially vote on the changes at its April 21st meeting. The proposed changes would add industrial hemp to allowed uses and allow for its …

Adam Trenk, RLG partner and cannabis law department director, talks about dispensaries and COVID-19 [VIDEO]

Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Cannabis, Hemp and Equine Law Adam Trenk talks about dispensaries and COVID-19. The Coronavirus Task Force team at Rose Law Group is led by partners, Jordan Rose, Court Rich, Cameron Carter, Kaine Fisher, David McDowell, Adam Trenk and Logan Elia.  They are looking to find some relief and some sort of business silver lining for our clients in this entirely unexpected situation.

Rose Law Group Recognized As Only AZ-Based Law Firm On Green Market Report’s Top 11 Cannabis Law Firms

By Debra Borchardt | Green Market Report In these trying times, it’s always good to have an excellent lawyer on your side. A strong contract goes a long way towards protecting your interests and if you find yourself in a dispute, you certainly want someone who understands your business and can work with cannabis companies. Green Market Report compiled this list …

Arizona medical marijuana dispensaries add health precautions, creating lines in parking lots; essential measures, says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner and director of cannabis, hemp departments

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Long lines have been forming at Arizona’s medical marijuana dispensaries, but it’s not necessarily from a rush on sales during the coronavirus pandemic. Dispensaries, which remain open, are taking some extra precautions like limiting the number of customers inside at once. At Nature’s Medicines dispensary on McDowell Road, that meant dozens of patients waiting …

New Draft of Medical Marijuana Testing Regulations

By Adam Trenk and Jonathan Udell | Rose Law Group Reporter As a result of SB 1494 enacted last year widespread medical marijuana testing will begin in November 2020. Over the past year, Arizona’s Department of Health Services has been working closely with the medical marijuana testing advisory council and other cannabis industry stakeholders to develop new regulations governing medical marijuana testing. The department …

The download on industrial hemp in Arizona; ‘good news for growers,’ says Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The state of Arizona issued 359 industrial hemp licenses for a new production program that started in June and 84.6 percent of the hemp grown was compliant with state mandated THC levels. That is according to a Year-End Report on the state’s industrial hemp program issued by the Arizona Department of Agriculture. …