Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis, talks to ‘Scottsdale Independent’ about medical marijuana and investment

By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent As Americans begin to come to terms with the ill effects of the pharmaceutical smörgåsbord offered for minor ailments to advanced critical illness, a new commodity is beginning to emerge in towns and cities across the nation. From alternatives of the go-to-pain prescription — the opioid — and the shifting of perspectives, depending on …

Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Medical Cannabis Department quoted in ‘Cannabis Business Times’ regarding Arizona ruling on hashish

By Eric Sandy | Cannabis Business Times Dozens of medical marijuana patients and their families congregated outside the Arizona State Capitol in downtown Phoenix July 3 to denounce a recent Arizona Court of Appeals ruling that the state’s medical marijuana law does not permit the use of cannabis extract products, like oil cartridges. The court refers to those products collectively as …

Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Medical Cannabis Department quoted in ‘MSN’ regarding Arizona cannabis extracts case

Javier Hasse, Benzinga Staff Writer | Article published at MSN The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled hashish isn’t protected by the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. While the decision will most certainly be appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, the ruling has the potential to impact patients’ use and possession of certain extracted cannabis products such as oils, waxes, and …

Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Medical Cannabis Department quoted in ‘Marketwatch’ regarding Arizona cannabis extracts case

By Javier Hasse, Benzinga Staff Writer | Article published by Marketwatch The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled hashish isn’t protected by the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. While the decision will most certainly be appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, the ruling has the potential to impact patients’ use and possession of certain extracted cannabis products such as oils, waxes, …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis, talks to ‘Phoenix New Times’ regarding Arizona Court of Appeals decision on cannabis extracts

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Leaders in the Arizona cannabis industry say they will ignore last week’s state Court of Appeals opinion that cannabis extracts are not protected by the 2010 medical marijuana law. The June 26 ruling — coming just before the 7/10 celebration of extracts by cannabis aficionados — caused an uproar among patients, activists, and business operators. Dispensary associations and …

Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Medical Cannabis Department quoted in ‘CNN Money’ regarding Arizona cannabis extracts case

Javier Hasse, Benzinga Staff Writer | Article published at CNN Money The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled hashish isn’t protected by the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. While the decision will most certainly be appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, the ruling has the potential to impact patients’ use and possession of certain extracted cannabis products such as oils, waxes, …

Lawyer Up: Where is the Starbucks of Cannabis

The rise of national marijuana brands is still a long way off. How is that ever going to change — and do we even want it to? By Laura Bianchi | Merry Jane 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 …

Lawyer up: Why is it so hard to promote cannabis online (and everywhere else)?

By Laura Bianchi | Merry Jane Anything goes on the Internet, it seems – except when it comes to cannabis. Over the past month, many producers of cannabis-related YouTube channels have seen their carefully curated accounts shut down. Those impacted have ranged from Marihuana Television in Spain and Urbanremo in Canada to U.S. cannabis website Leafly. It’s the latest in a series of online cannabis prohibitions …

Governor Ducey signs bill allowing industrial hemp; ‘historic day’ says Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Medical Cannabis Department

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today signed SB 1098, providing funding for the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s (AZDA) agricultural pilot program allowing universities and those with a license from AZDA to begin cultivating industrial hemp – the fiber form of cannabis. Specifically, the hemp would be required to remain below …

Arizona hemp industry ready to take off if governor Ducey signs bill; if signed, AZ will become 35th state to approve says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Cannabis

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Governor Doug Ducey, one of the state’s most aggressive cannabis-legalization opponents, may be ready to make Arizona one of the country’s leading producers of hemp. The state Legislature passed a far-reaching commercial hemp bill, SB 1098, over the last few weeks of the 2018 session and sent it to Ducey after adjournment on May …