Equestrian Federation reins in CBD use; Laura Bianchi and Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partners, comment

US Equestrian Tasked with protecting the welfare of equine athletes and ensuring the balance of competition, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Equine Drugs and Medications Program consistently monitors new products and product claims. From time to time, new products appear on the equine supplement market claiming to enhance a horse’s performance. Over the last several years, cannabinoids have gained increased …

Arizona AG: Medical marijuana industry should have access to banks; ‘essential,’ says Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Cannabis Department

By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic Marijuana-related businesses should have access to the banking system to boost tax collections and reduce crime, according to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, with 37 other state and territorial attorneys general who are urging passage of federal legislation. The attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders on May 8, urging them to enact the SAFE Banking Act …

Rose Law Group Land Use Attorney Tom Galvin talks cannabis variances in Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona’s medical marijuana law allows cities to set dispensary and cultivation facility location restrictions By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal Nearly 10 years after Arizona voters legalized marijuana for medical use, dispensary owners and attorneys who work with the industry cite an unlikely hindrance in opening up shop: real estate. “Real estate is hands down the most cumbersome and …

Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Cannabis Department, talks with YourValley about newest Peoria Medical Marijuana Dispensary

By Philip Haldiman | YourValley.net A new medical marijuana dispensary — Peoria’s fifth — will be built near the northeast corner of 88th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. The city recently approved the proposal with no opposition, a reflection of the shifted perspective on medical marijuana being sold in local communities. Today 33 states have legalized medical marijuana and about 62 …

Bianchi: Medical marijuana is a regulated program benefiting patients

By Laura Bianchi | YourValley.net Peoria recently approved its fifth medical marijuana dispensary within city boundaries, a sign of the evolving perceptions surrounding the beneficial drug. When voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, there was already support for the program, but there was also a significant fear of the unknown among community stakeholders, who looked at less …

Suddenly, CBD is everywhere. Here’s what’s next; Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose comments

By Parija Kavilanz | CNN The CBD gold rush has begun.CBD, the chemical found in hemp and marijuana plants, is showing up in shampoos, lattes, body oils, gummy bears and dog treats. It’s being sold in coffee shops and farmer’s markets, mom-and-pops and high-end department stores and most recently, drugstore chain CVS. “Literally overnight, you’re seeing CBD all around you …

Arizona Supreme Court justices appear to favor medical marijuana extracts; bolsters patients’ rights, says Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Cannabis Department

By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times Several Arizona Supreme Court justices appeared to favor medical-marijuana extracts during oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of medical marijuana in this state. The case, State of Arizona v. Rodney Christopher Jones, questions the scope of the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act and the issue of whether it …

Trump Administration wants more input on marijuana rescheduling; ‘could have major impact’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department

By Tom Angell | Forbes The Trump administration is asking the public to submit comments to help inform the U.S.’s position on the potential global reclassification of marijuana. Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) formally recommended that cannabis and its derivatives be rescheduled under international drug treaties. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants “interested persons to submit comments on …

South Scottsdale may get its first cannabis dispensary; Justin Brandt, Rose Law Group litigator, highlights city’s setback requirements

By Wayne Schutsky | Scottsdale Progress An Arizona-based cannabis company has plans to open up Scottsdale’s first medical marijuana dispensary south of Camelback Road. Sunday Goods, which offers a range of marijuana and marijuana-related products at dispensaries throughout Arizona and Southern California, plans to open a dispensary at 4255 N. Winfield Scott Plaza in a building occupied by Club Tattoo …

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 …