Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of cannabis and hemp departments, talks to PBJ about the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana

If approved, legal recreational marijuana could cause big issues for Arizona employers in 2020 By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Though a proposed initiative to get recreational marijuana on the November 2020 ballot in Arizona was designed with employers in mind, it’s not yet winning over a lot of converts. “The key difference between this policy and what was proposed …

‘High-end’ marijuana dispensary planned for downtown Scottsdale

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Sunday Goods By Lorraine Longhi | Arizona Republic Corrections & Clarifications: Jason Rose’s occupation was incorrect in a previous version of this article. Downtown Scottsdale may see its first medical marijuana dispensary — if it can overcome the potential hurdle a nearby preschool presents. Sunday Goods, which operates an all-natural cannabis farm in southeastern Arizona, wants to open the dispensary in the …

House votes to let marijuana businesses legally use banks; ‘momentous,’ says Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partner, director of Cannabis and Hemp Departments

It’s a historic moment in Congress, but Senate support remains uncertain. By Eric Boehm | Reason On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of letting state-legal marijuana businesses have access to banks and other financial institutions. It was a historic bipartisan moment, and an important one—though one that skirts the larger and more important matter of changing …

Arizona AG: Medical marijuana industry should have access to banks; ‘essential,’ says Laura Bianchi, partner and director of Rose Law Group Cannabis Department

By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic Marijuana-related businesses should have access to the banking system to boost tax collections and reduce crime, according to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, with 37 other state and territorial attorneys general who are urging passage of federal legislation. The attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders on May 8, urging them to enact the SAFE Banking Act …

Rose Law Group Land Use Attorney Tom Galvin talks cannabis variances in Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona’s medical marijuana law allows cities to set dispensary and cultivation facility location restrictions By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal Nearly 10 years after Arizona voters legalized marijuana for medical use, dispensary owners and attorneys who work with the industry cite an unlikely hindrance in opening up shop: real estate. “Real estate is hands down the most cumbersome and …

Trump Administration wants more input on marijuana rescheduling; ‘could have major impact’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Department

By Tom Angell | Forbes The Trump administration is asking the public to submit comments to help inform the U.S.’s position on the potential global reclassification of marijuana. Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) formally recommended that cannabis and its derivatives be rescheduled under international drug treaties. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants “interested persons to submit comments on …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group Partner, Director of Medical Marijuana Department, quoted in Newburgh Gazette advising on Sessions and marijuana enforcement

By Dwayne Harmon | Newburgh Gazette Medical and recreational marijuana use is still illegal nationally under the Controlled Substances Act and marijuana is listed under the Schedule 1 list of drugs, along with heroin and LSD. Oregon Governor Kate Brown said Oregon will continue to move forward with pot sales. “I advise clients continue to focus on operating their businesses …

Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana quoted in Marijuana Business Daily deciphering Sessions actions regarding the Cole memos 

By Omar Sacirbey | Marijuana Business Daily (Marijuana Business Daily is providing live updates to this breaking story and its impact on the cannabis industry. Check them out here.)  Marijuana industry executives nationwide are scrambling to understand how Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind Obama-era protections for the legalized cannabis industry will affect their companies and employees. Legal experts cautioned against making hasty …

How can banks handle illegally legal marijuana business? ‘They don’t have the opportunity to bank like everyone else,’ says Laura Bianchi, Rose Law Group partner and director of Cannabis Dept. 

By Nikole Tower | AZBigMedia Where would you put your money if you weren’t allowed access to a bank? In a safe? Under the mattress? Maybe a friend can hold onto it for you? Now, let’s say you’re operating a successful business and the money is flowing in at a generous rate. Putting cash like that in a safe, under …