Pushing Forward In The Arizona Cannabis Industry
Arizona Cannabis Industry with Ryan Hurley of Copperstate Farms. Ryan is General Counsel at Copperstate Farms, the largest medical cannabis grower in the Southwest. He 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. Ryan was the attorney for the Arizona Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol a committee to legalize marijuana for adult-use in Arizona in 2016. A few years ago, this industry was comprised of a lot of small businesses, including mom-and-pop shops, and now there are some mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations happening.
Ryan 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. He is also one of the founding members of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). With a strong interest in industrial hemp, Ryan has been working behind the scenes with Arizona farmers to bring industrial hemp as an alternative crop to Arizona’s large cotton industry.