Speaker wants voters to sharply limit medical marijuana potency, citing controversial book; ‘absurd,’ says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

  By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror Arizona voters may be asked to severely limit the amount of THC that medical marijuana can contain, if the top Republican in the Arizona House of Representatives has his way. After reading a controversial book that links marijuana use to mental illness and violence, House Speaker Rusty Bowers wants to limit medical marijuana …

Arizonans spent more than $500 million on medical marijuana in 2019; ‘stigma dissipating,” says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Arizonans spent more than half a billion dollars on medical marijuana in 2019, a dollar amount that grew over the previous year and a sign of the substance’s prevalence in a state where voters likely will decide whether to legalize recreational use of it this fall. Nearly 220,000 medical marijuana patients were in the …

Is cannabis ever OK in the office? Check handbook, says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Charisse Jones | USA TODAY From makeup and oils to capsules for stress relief, cannabis-based goods are flowing into the marketplace. But while they may not get you high, they can still cause you problems at work.  Cannabidiol or CBD has been showing up in a widening array of goods. That’s because federal legislation in 2018 deemed that hemp …

Arizona’s medical cannabis market on track for big money; industry growth a draw for investment, says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Joe Evans | Phoenix New Times  It’s fair to say the 2010s have been the decade of American cannabis. Since Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational-use cannabis back in 2012, the cannabis industry has been booming worldwide. Cannabis sales worldwide have more than tripled, booming from $3.4 billion to $10.9 billion between 2014 and 2018. Experts predict sales to …

Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments, talks to PBJ about the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana

If approved, legal recreational marijuana could cause big issues for Arizona employers in 2020 By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Though a proposed initiative to get recreational marijuana on the November 2020 ballot in Arizona was designed with employers in mind, it’s not yet winning over a lot of converts. “The key difference between this policy and what was proposed …

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 …