About This Episode
The cannabis industry is a new frontier rich with opportunity for ambitious prospectors. But even the most savvy of entrepreneurs face unprecedented challenges when it comes to navigating new legal landscape. Pioneers have paved in-roads for new entrepreneurs who hope to stake their claim to the economic upside.
While venturing into uncharted territory might seem like an adventure, it’s still the Wild West in states where new regulations have yet to keep pace with the industry growth rate. Ask anyone who has been there and you’ll likely hear that setting up a new marijuana business is no picnic. Navigating the ever-evolving cannabis legal landscape is no joy ride either. This is especially true in states like Arizona where inroads often lead to unforeseen roadblocks – despite well-mapped legislation.
Our guest, Laura Bianchi, has been down this road many times and is helping newcomers to the cannabis industry navigate road blocks and eliminate barriers to success.
We’d like to thank our engineer Windy West at Star Worldwide Network and Erik Godal of Castle Creek Music for our theme song, Evergreen.
About Our Guest
Laura Bianchi, a partner in the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Rose Law Group, is one of a handful of lawyers admitted to the National Cannabis Bar Association. She is also an active member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and co-chairs the Phoenix chapter of Women Grow, an organization that connects, educates, and empowers female-forward leadership in all segments of the cannabis industry.
As an attorney Dope Magazine calls a “Rising Star in Cannabis Law,” she has successfully guided hundreds of clients through the legal maze in Arizona. As co-chair of Women Grow, she is working to empower women to forge leadership, overcome gender bias and set high standards in the cannabis industry.