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 …

Arizona Gov. Ducey orders bars, gyms and theaters to close at 8 p.m. tonight; large gatherings restricted, school start delayed; RLG Founder Jordan Rose comments

By Maria Polletta | The Republic Facing mounting pressure to respond to Arizona’s ballooning COVID-19 numbers, Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday announced he would again shut down bars, gyms and theaters in Arizona. His forthcoming executive order, which also will cover water parks and tubing, is expected to take effect at 8 p.m. It will not affect churches or restaurants. “I …

Researchers propose health safety grading system for restaurants amid COVID

(Disclosure: RLG represents HealthyVerify Certification.) By Laura Gillespie | Houston Business Journal With restaurants initially shuttering amid the coronavirus pandemic — and then reopening, despite spiking cases — Rice University Texas Policy Lab epidemiologists in Houston are proposing creating a Covid-19 grading system akin to health department inspections. In a paper authored by E. Susan Amirian, Snejana Nihtianova and Megan …

HealthyVerify assists Phoenix Rising’s safe return to soccer

(Disclosure: RLG represents HealthyVerify Certification.) By Briar Napiar | The Republic Phoenix Rising FC General Manager Bobby Dulle admitted as such: A perfect way to return to sports doesn’t exist. COVID-19 can’t be defeated by pumping goals past a ‘keeper or by outrunning its defenses. For sports, where competition is its lifeblood and what captivates billions to be active across the world, …

Districts, parents still unsure how to safely reopen Arizona schools

By Chance Dorland | Cronkite News PHOENIX – Guidelines for how Arizona school districts can safely reopen for the fall have been released, but at least some parents – and teachers – are questioning how safe it will be. Administrators also wonder how to pay for implementing the changes. Ayanna Johnson, who teaches third grade at Monte Vista Elementary School …

Rose Law Group’s New Economy (Virtual) Power Lunch Season 1 Episode 13

Today, Rose Law Group hosted the thirteenth episode of The New Economy (Virtual) Power Lunch. RLG Founder and President Jordan Rose and RLG Co-Founder and Partner Court Rich curated a panel full of local all-stars from various industries including real estate development, real estate investment, general contracting and even the local art scene. They provided insight into how their industries are pivoting in the post COVID-19 …

Beyond PPP: Federal loans, tax credits for contractors; RLG attorney Dan Gauthier speaks to the ‘additional flexibility’

By Kim Slowey | ConstructionDive As construction projects around the country begin to reopen after COVID-19 shutdowns, contractors are returning to work. Whether because of reduced customer demand or government mandate, many have endured months of inactivity and the lack of revenue to go along with it. A popular source of financial relief for the construction industry has been Paycheck …

Jordan Rose talks to Toronto Star about COVID testing

By May Warren | Toronto Star Executive health-care clinic Medcan plans to provide a COVID-19 antibody test to clients next month, at a price, the company says. The Toronto-based private clinic, which charges an annual membership fee for services outside of OHIP and streamlined care,willoffer AbbottLaboratories’ IgG antibody test, spokesperson Bronwen Evans said in an email. It’s one of five …