Arizona Supreme Court agrees to review legality of medical-marijuana extracts; ‘hopeful’ sign, says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times The Arizona Supreme Court will review the legality of medical-marijuana concentrates in the state, the court decided on Tuesday, giving a boost of hope to patients and industry advocates. “It’s definitely good news,” said Jared Keenan, a criminal justice staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. “We’re hoping they overturn the opinion of …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis, celebrity dancer, National Kidney Foundation of Arizona Dancing with the Stars 2019 [VIDEO]

Laura Bianchi came together with dancers and mixed martial arts athletes to bring awareness to a cause that affects so many–kidney health and the National Kidney Foundation Dancing with the Stars Arizona 2019. Thank you to those involved including Kristijan & Anja Burazer, Radomir Pashev and Gergana Slavova-Daniels from NRG Ballroom; her coach Roman Salazar, John Long and Anthony Rozema from her Fight Ready MMA and Fitness family; videographer extraordinaire …

How the largest marijuana retail space in the U.S. plans to revamp a district; “history in the making,” says Rose Law Group partner, Medical Cannabis department director, Laura Bianchi

By Amy Dobson | Forbes For a while it looked like the best thing to bring to a neighborhood was a new Whole Foods grocery store. One study showed that homes in these neighborhoods would appreciate at a much faster rate than if they were near a Trader Joe’s (and both were better than a Starbucks). Another sign a neighborhood is on the cusp of …

Lawyer up: dreaming of the Apple Store of cannabis? Don’t hold your breath

The cannabis industry wants to see bold and beautiful dispensaries, but the various state rules and regulations around the plant often turn sleek visions into clunky realities. Disclaimer: This column is written for educational purposes only. It does not provide specific legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. This column should not be used as a substitute for …

By Carol Ann Alaimo | Arizona Daily Star A Tucson native is hoping to turn his hometown into a hot spot for cannabis cultivation by building a massive medical marijuana-growing complex on the city’s southeast side. Construction is underway on the first phase of Tucson Cannabis Campus, a project envisioned as an eventual 440,000-square-foot facility on 16 acres of industrial …

Colorado homeowners lose case against next door cannabis biz; ‘ruling a step forward’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis Department

The marijuana business had been sued for damages under anti-racketeering laws. The case was seen as a major threat to the state’s cannabis industry By John Ingold | The Colorado Sun A southern Colorado marijuana grow facility did not hurt the property values of a neighboring couple, a jury in Denver decided Wednesday, ending a closely watched lawsuit that had …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and attorneys Thomas Galvin, and Logan Elia to present at Arizona Association for Economic Development Fall Forum, Thursday October 18th

Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Medical Cannabis Department, Land Use Attorney, Thomas Galvin, and Litigator, Logan Elia to present Thursday, October 18th at 10:45 a.m. Arizona Association for Economic Development Fall Forum, on “Understanding and Navigating Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Industry” at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff. For More information click here: 

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director Medical Cannabis Department talks to Leafly about Phoenix scrapping proposed cannabis tax

By Ben Adlin | Leafly Phoenix patients can breathe a sigh of relief this week after a unanimous vote by the Phoenix City Council to scrap a proposal that would’ve imposed heavy taxes on medical cannabis. The plan, floated last week by Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams, offered several possible tax options. Each was so steep that dispensary operators warned it …

Phoenix City Council kills medical marijuana tax; a ‘victory against bad policy,’ says Rose Law Group land-use & regulatory attorney Thomas F. Galvin

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents multiple medical-marijuana dispensaries in Phoenix and was hired to help kill the potential tax By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously to kill a tax proposal that could have cost medical marijuana dispensaries millions of dollars each year. After backlash from the medical marijuana industry and transparency concerns voiced by council members, Mayor …

Phoenix looks to tax medical-marijuana industry $50 million per year to fund public safety; city singling out industry, says Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group Litigator

By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic Phoenix is considering a massive tax on the medical-marijuana industry that could generate $40-50 million per year for the police and fire departments. The tax, which would be charged to companies based on the size of each of their dispensary and cultivation sites, could cost some medical-marijuana distributors more than $1 million per year. It would be …