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Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group Welcomes Back “Father of Cannabis Law”
By Alison M Walsh - Friday Feb 16, 2024
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.

Hurley has been involved in Arizona Cannabis business and law since its inception. His 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. Hurley 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. He 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, Hurley 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, he 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 his 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."

Hurley shared his excitement, "I'm thrilled to rejoin Rose Law Group, a firm known for its commitment to innovation. I look forward to continuing to trailblaze in the law, especially in the realms of cannabis, blockchain, and the metaverse."

The return of Ryan Hurley underscores Rose Law Group's dedication to innovation.
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Rose Law Group pc
Rose Law Group pc is a full-service real estate and business law firm practicing in land use, zoning, AI, Web3, metaverse, renewable energy, government relations and lobbying, administrative law, family law, transactional real estate, employment law, water law, Native American relations, infrastructure finance, special districts taxation, business formation/corporation transactions, business litigation, M&A, digital assets, intellectual property, cannabis law, school law, cyber-defamation, cyber privacy, drone law, estate planning, asset protection, and litigation. Rose Law Group pc is Arizona's largest woman-founded law firm.

Rose Law Group is the first full-service law firm with an office in the metaverse, serving metaverse and Web3 based businesses. They are the first law firm to add a team of coders, architects and blockchain developers, serving as a one-stop-shop for Web3 and AI needs – from due diligence on land or business purchases, to drafting and implementing smart contracts, to auditing digital assets, advising on security, to designing and building structures, games or other showcases, to NFT design and auction implementation.
For more information, please visit https://www.roselawgroup.com/.