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chemical engineer from Silicon Valley, received an offer this year from a medical device manufacturer only to have it rescinded when the company found out that she smoked prescription marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.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 …

Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group attorney handling hemp-related issues, fills us in on license fees for entering the hemp industry

By Omar Abdallah, Rose Law Group How much does it cost to get a hemp license from the Arizona Department of Agriculture? Licensing fees vary and can be found in the Arizona Hemp Program Rules.  Grower license fees are $1,500 per license with additional inspection fees depending on the number of acres used. A Nursery license is $1,000 per license. A …

Arizona just made cannabis safer and savings for patients; ‘important step forward,’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department

By David Downs | Leafy Arizona’s medical cannabis program is about to become cheaper and cleaner, courtesy of a new bill passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey late Friday. Under the new rules, medical cannabis cards will be valid for two years instead of one. That will save patients the $150 application fee every other year. …

Justin Brandt, Rose Law Group litigator, cited in azcentral report on state’s budding hemp and CDB industry

By Riley Murdock |Arizona Republic Phoenix resident Genevieve Hendricks is experimenting with CBD products to manage her chronic back pain. Hendricks has been a customer of Kaya Hemp Co. since it launched as an e-commerce site in January and went to its newly opened brick-and-mortar location at 6102 N. 16th Street on June 7. Hendricks said owner Cathleen Mitchell has helped her try different products in …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis department, talks to Phoenix Business Journal about cannabis extract ruling

By Greg Barr | Phoenix Business Journal Medical marijuana patients in the state now can legally possess hashish after the Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the extracted resin and oils from marijuana are the same as other parts of the plant. The Court’s 7-0 ruling clarifies the definition of marijuana in the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act that went into …

Marijuana concentrates okay for patients, Arizona Supreme Court rules; Rose Law Group Partner and Cannabis Dept. Director, Laura Bianchi, calls it ‘incredible victory’

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times The Arizona medical marijuana community and business industry can finally exhale: The state Supreme Court decided a crucial appeal on Tuesday by siding 7-0 with patients and state voters on marijuana resin extracts. Parties in the case of State of Arizona v. Rodney Christopher Jones received word just after 10 a.m. on Tuesday that Jones …