Arizona Cities Ban On Recreational Marijuana ‘Misguided,’ Says Rose Law Group Attorney Jonathan Udell In Phoenix New Times

By Josh Kelety | Phoenix New Times In October, less than a month before Arizona voters resoundingly approved legal recreational marijuana through Proposition 207, the Gilbert Town Council held a vote of its own. At issue was an ordinance that would preemptively ban new recreational marijuana dispensaries in Gilbert should Prop 207 pass. Nearly all the Gilbert residents who submitted …

Even With Weed Legalized In Arizona, Can You Still Be Fired For Getting High? Jonathan Udell, Attorney At Rose Law Group, Says Yes In New Times

By Josh Kelety | Phoenix New Times In the November 2020 general election, Arizona voters approved, by a large margin, Proposition 207, a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana. You can now legally possess cannabis, grow it, and smoke it, if you’re at least 21. You’ll soon be able to buy it in stores. But you can absolutely still get …

Recreational Cannabis License Rules Out For Public Comment, Rose Law Group Jordan Rose Notes The Importance Of Public Input

By Rose Law Group Staff Reporter Last night, the Department of Health Services released their first round public review draft for the recreational licensing that was passed by the voters as Proposition 207. The Rules are expected to take affect by mid January and shortly thereafter new recreational marijuana licenses for dispensaries will be issued. President and Founder of Rose Law Group, Jordan …

House Passes Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana; Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group Attorney’s Reaction

  By Ursula Perano | Axios The House on Friday voted 228-164 in favor of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, marking the first time a congressional chamber has voted in favor of decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level. Why it matters: The Washington Post describes the bill as a “landmark retreat in the nation’s decades-long war on drugs,” which has …

More on dispensary licensing under Smart and Safe Arizona Act, by RLG Partner and Cannabis Department Director Adam Trenk & law clerk Madelaine Bauer

By Adam Trenk and Madelaine Bauer | Rose Law Group After nearly a decade of flowering medical marijuana success, Arizona’s cannabis industry may reach a new high with the Smart & Safe Arizona Act (the “Act”). The Act is a ballot initiative that voters will weigh in on this coming November. If it passes, the legalization of recreational adult use of marijuana will come to fruition in …

Marijuana dispensary licensing under Smart and Safe Arizona Act, by RLG Partner and Cannabis Department Director Adam Trenk & law clerk Madelaine Bauer

By Adam Trenk and Madelaine Bauer | Rose Law Group After Arizona’s effort to legalize marijuana failed in 2016, the four-year wait to try again is almost at its end, and a highly anticipated legalization initiative is back on the 2020 ballot. If the Act is passed, the Arizona Department of Health Services (“ADHS”) has the power to grant approximately 150 marijuana establishment …

Smart & Safe Arizona Act: Expungement of minor marijuana violations and how to petition the court, by RLG Partner, Cannabis Department Director Adam Trenk & law clerk Madelaine Bauer

By Adam Trenk and Madelaine Bauer | Rose Law Group In Arizona this November an initiative called the Smart & Safe Arizona Act (the “Act”) will be on the ballot. If it passes it will mean the legalization of recreational marijuana in our state after years of criminalization. The legalization of marijuana will not only turn over a new leaf for adult marijuana …

Group aiming to legalize recreational cannabis submits signatures; a ‘tremendous opportunity,’ says RLG Partner and Cannabis Department Director Adam Trenk

By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal A citizens initiative aiming at legalizing cannabis for adult use in Arizona filed 420,000 signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State Wednesday, more than the 237,645 required signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot. “Arizonans are ready to legalize cannabis, and this is the right policy for our state,” Arizona Dispensary …

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 …