Ryan Hurley is General Counsel at Copperstate Farms, the largest medical cannabis grower in the Southwest. Prior to joining Copperstate, Ryan was a partner at Rose Law Group, Rich, Hurley in Scottsdale, AZ where he led the firm’s Marijuana Practice Group. He has a background in land use and zoning law, environmental and water issues, renewable energy and a wide variety of regulatory compliance and administrative law issues. Ryan and the Marijuana Practice Group assisted clients with all aspects of AZ’s Medical Marijuana law primarily focusing on the business of MMJ and helping clients apply for and secure dispensary licenses from the AZ Department of Health Services.Mr. Hurley has been working on AZ’s MMJ law even before it was passed, and he had significant input on the ultimate Rules that AZDHS developed. He is a frequent presenter at marijuana seminars and conferences throughout the country and is a tireless advocate for marijuana reform in myriad interviews and appearances on TV, print and radio.Mr. Hurley was the attorney for the Arizona Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol a committee to legalize marijuana for adult-use in Arizona in 2016 and is one of the founding members of the National Cannabis Industry Association. In addition, Ryan has a strong interest in industrial hemp and has been working behind the scenes with Arizona farmers to bring industrial hemp as an alternative crop to AZ’s large cotton industry. Ryan has been committed to the entire cannabis space from day one and continues to be a thought leader for this emerging industry.
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