Rose Law Group welcomes back the ‘Father of Cannabis Law’

By Dan Kingston | AZ Cannabis News

Arizona’s most innovative law firm and largest law firm founded by a woman in state history, Rose Law Group is delighted to announce the return of Ryan Hurley, the “Father of Cannabis Law” in Arizona, to their innovative law firm. Coming to Rose Law Group and being named Chairman of the Cannabis Department, and working in the area of Web3, AI and technological innovation, Ryan will add great value to clients.

Ryan has been involved in Arizona Cannabis business and law since its inception. Ryan’s original involvement began during the Medical Marijuana statewide ballot initiative in 2009, at Rose Law Group as the firm was the first in Arizona to build a legal department focused on the developing area of Cannabis law. Ryan represented clients in helping to shape the statewide initiative, implement it and the rules adopted around it, assist with licenses, and advising business owners in the plethora of regulatory and legal issues relating to operating cannabis businesses. Ryan spent the last seven years as General Counsel to one of the largest cannabis growers in the country. His role involved managing overall company compliance, HR/employment issues, contracting, capital and debt raises, mergers/acquisitions/dispositions, joint ventures, and special projects.

A thought leader in the cannabis industry, Ryan has been deeply involved in Arizona’s cannabis landscape from its inception. He played a significant role in the 2016 and 2020 initiatives to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state and has been a tireless advocate for marijuana reform.

Beyond his cannabis advocacy, Ryan has a keen interest in advancing legal therapeutic psychedelics and has been very involved with blockchain, decentralized finance (DeFi), digital autonomous organizations (DAOs), web3, and metaverse applications.

Rose Law Group founder and president, Jordan Rose, expressed her enthusiasm about Ryan’s return, stating, “Ryan is a driving force in cannabis law and an innovator in emerging legal spaces. His commitment to pushing boundaries aligns perfectly with Rose Law Group’s forward-thinking approach.”


Share this!

Additional Articles

News Categories

Get Our Twice Weekly Newsletter!

* indicates required

Rose Law Group pc values “outrageous client service.” We pride ourselves on hyper-responsiveness to our clients’ needs and an extraordinary record of success in achieving our clients’ goals. We know we get results and our list of outstanding clients speaks to the quality of our work.

February 2024