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 …

Is cannabis ever OK in the office? Check handbook, says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Charisse Jones | USA TODAY From makeup and oils to capsules for stress relief, cannabis-based goods are flowing into the marketplace. But while they may not get you high, they can still cause you problems at work.  Cannabidiol or CBD has been showing up in a widening array of goods. That’s because federal legislation in 2018 deemed that hemp …

Arizona’s medical cannabis market on track for big money; industry growth a draw for investment, says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Joe Evans | Phoenix New Times  It’s fair to say the 2010s have been the decade of American cannabis. Since Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational-use cannabis back in 2012, the cannabis industry has been booming worldwide. Cannabis sales worldwide have more than tripled, booming from $3.4 billion to $10.9 billion between 2014 and 2018. Experts predict sales to …

Adam Trenk, partner, director of Rose Law Group Cannabis and Hemp Departments, comments on passage of historic cannabis banking bill

SAFE Banking Act still faces objections from cannabis opponents and some civil rights advocates By Brooke Staggs | Orange County Register The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to let federally insured banks work with cannabis shops and related companies in states that have legalized marijuana, marking the first-ever federal vote on a stand-alone cannabis bill. With backing from Southern California …

Scottsdale law group establishes state’s first hemp practice

By Scottsdale Independent  Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group has named attorney and partner Adam Trenk director of the Rose Law Group, pc cannabis and hemp departments.  This comes as the innovative Scottsdale firm is the first in the state to establish a stand-alone hemp department, according to a press release. Rose Law Group has been on the leading edge of the …

Arizona’s new marijuana testing program ‘of paramount importance,’ says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments

By Ali Swenson | Phoenix New Times Arizona’s medical cannabis industry has long been a Wild West without mandatory testing, but a new state advisory council is about to settle in and bring some law and order. Officials at the state Department of Health Services picked members for a medical marijuana testing advisory council last week, meeting the first requirement …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and Cannabis Dept. director, talks to AzBigMedia about the complexities of cannabis banking

AZBigMedia Could new legislation or a federal marijuana banking law cause current banking and cannabis business restrictions to go up in smoke? While pending legislation may hint at the possibility, Arizona leaders say it might be slightly premature to bank on anything just yet. Presently, any cannabis-related business remains illegal under federal law. This means that although medical marijuana dispensaries can legally …

Rose Law Group Cannabis Dept., Laura Bianchi, partner and director, and attorneys Justin Brandt and Jessica Hale, featured in Wrazel

By Richard Sanchez | Wrazel As cannabis legalization spreads throughout the US, legal complexities will be a major hurdle for up and coming start-ups. Whether you are a cannabis culinary champ, an investor, grower or any other auxiliary services regulatory and compliance issues will present unique challenges. Rose Law Group–based in Scottsdale, AZ– has set themselves on the forefront of …