Ryan Hurley Returns to Rose Law Group as Cannabis Department Chair

By MG Magazine

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rose Law Group, an innovative, full-service real estate and business law firm, the largest woman-founded law firm in Arizona to work with medical cannabis, is pleased to announce the return of Ryan Hurley, known as the “Father of Cannabis Law” in Arizona. As Chairman of the firm’s Cannabis Department at Rose Law Group, Hurley is back on the team following seven years spent as general counsel for a vertically integrated cannabis company.

Hurley has been involved with the Arizona cannabis market since its beginning. At Rose Law Group, the first firm to build a cannabis law department in Arizona, he represented clients in a spectrum of legal and regulatory concerns, from the first steps to shape the statewide initiative to specifics around business operations.

Hurley played a critical part in the 2016 and 2020 initiatives to legalize recreational cannabis in Arizona. He is also a founding member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and the Arizona Dispensaries Association.

Hurley will continue to lead the cannabis law department with an additional focus on blockchain, Web3, AI, and other technological innovations.

“Ryan is amongst the top most innovative attorneys I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I feel so grateful and lucky to have him back leading our team, said Jordan Rose, founder and president of Rose Law Group.

Prior to his return, Hurley served as general counsel for Copperstate Farms, one of the largest greenhouse cannabis producers in North America. His involvement helped the company grow and develop as a market leader through his policy expertise. He managed a variety of needs for Copperstate Farms, some of which included overall company compliance, contracting, HR, joint ventures, risk management, litigation strategy, and special projects.

Along with its cannabis law department, Rose Law Group also practices in several other areas, including land use, zoning, web3, metaverse, renewable energy, government relations and lobbying, administrative law, family law, transactional real estate, employment law, water law, Native American relations, ADA compliance, infrastructure finance, special districts taxation, business formation/corporation transactions, business litigation, digital assets, intellectual property protection, school law, cyber-defamation, cyber privacy, drone law, intellectual property, estate planning, asset protection, private litigation, class actions, DUI’s and more.


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April 2024