Phoenix Mayor proposes massive taxes on medical-marijuana dispensaries; Rose Law Group land-use & regulatory attorney Thomas F. Galvin calls the tax ‘arbitrary and capricious’

By Joseph Flaherty | Phoenix New Times The mayor of Phoenix is prepared to levy a significant new tax on medical marijuana businesses that could decimate the city’s dispensaries and raise costs for patients. In a letter to the Phoenix city manager on Thursday, Mayor Thelda Williams proposed an occupational licensing tax on medical-marijuana businesses in order to fund Phoenix’s …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner, director Medical Cannabis Department, talks to Marijuana Business Daily about hot market

By Jeff Smith | Marijuana Business Daily Arizona’s medical marijuana market is one of the largest in the nation as well as one of the hottest, with costs to break into the market skyrocketing and investors scouring the state for potential opportunities. Prices have increased because investors see a market where: The amount of medical marijuana sold has more than doubled from …

Rose Law Group represented at upcoming U.S. Cannabis Conference October 5th and 6th

  The U.S. Cannabis Conference and Expo coming up in Phoenix brings together business leaders and professionals worldwide. We’re pleased to announce Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of the Medical Cannabis Department will be speaking on business and cannabis topics. Also speaking at the conference are Jessica Hale, Medical Cannabis attorney, Thomas Galvin, Land Use attorney, and Logan Elia, Rose …

First U.S. medicinal marijuana kitchen to open in Tempe; Rose Law Group Partner & Medical Cannabis Director, Laura Bianchi buoyed by the ‘innovation’

  Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents The Mint Dispensary Fox 10 The Mint Dispensary is taking “edibles” to the next level, and launching the country’s first full-service cannabis kitchen in Tempe this October. Arizona residents that possess a medical marijuana card can now enjoy a hot meal that also contains THC. For decades, pre-packaged food and snacks have been available at dispensaries, …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Cannabis department, to perform at Dancing with the Stars Arizona 2019

Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group’s Medical Cannabis Practice, will take to the dance floor as part of the National Kidney Foundation’s 13th annual Dancing with the Stars Arizona fundraiser on February 22, 2019. Dancing with the Stars Arizona features performances by local luminaries partnered with professional dance instructors. All funds raised during the event go to …

Coolidge council considers allowing marijuana growing at homes; consistency key, says Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Medical Cannabis Department

By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner Although a state law may allow patients and caregivers to cultivate marijuana for medical use at home, many municipalities have not been so eager to give the go-ahead. Coolidge City Council members were on the fence about the idea when presented with a potential zoning code amendment that would enable medical marijuana patients to cultivate …

Maine allows Medical Marijuana business owners to deduct business expenses; Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Medical Cannabis Department, encouraged by implementation of reasonable legislation

By Mike Daze | Bloomberg Salt Talk Blog Maine made significant amendments to its medical marijuana law, including providing a deduction for medical marijuana-related business expenses otherwise prohibited by federal tax law, when the Maine Legislature voted July 9 to override Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) veto of L.D. 1539. This is the second time the Legislature has overridden LePage’s veto of …

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 …