Court rules campus medical marijuana not a crime; ‘A victory,’ says Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group partner and director of Medical Marijuana Dept.

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times A 2012 Arizona law that erased legal protections for medical-marijuana holders on college campuses has been found unconstitutional by the state Court of Appeals. At the same time, the court tossed the conviction of Arizona State University student Andre Maestas, who was charged under the law in 2015 with felony cannabis possession by …

If Prop. 205 passes, Arizona would get a department of marijuana; Ryan Hurley, Director of Rose Law Group’s Medical Marijuana Department, weighs in

By Rachel Leingang and Ben Giles |Arizona Capitol Times If voters approve a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana for adults, a new state agency will be created to regulate the substance. The Department of Marijuana Licenses and Control would be tasked with setting up rules and regulations for the nascent retail marijuana industry. The department would also take over …

Marijuana businesses challenge real estate thinking; Rose Law Group Partner Ryan Hurley interviewed by ‘Business Journal’

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Steve White had a tough time opening his first medical marijuana dispensary. That was in Tempe in May 2013, three years after voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. “At the time, the program had just gotten started and landlords were skeptical and generally unwilling to rent to people,” said White, CEO of …

Opiate purveyor spends big to oppose marijuana initiative; a hypocritical move, says Rose Law Group partner Ryan Hurley

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Chandler firm that could lose business from legalized marijuana is now the largest contributor to a campaign to stop that from happening here. Reports filed with the secretary of state’s office show Insys Therapeutics, whose sole product is an opiate spray to treat pain for cancer patients, gave …

Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Marijuana Department to speak at the Cannabis Industry, Private Law and Conflict Resolution seminar

Weed in the Garden: The Cannabis Industry, Private Law and Conflict Resolution September 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm This program may qualify for up to 3.0 hours CLE / 3.0 Ethics McAuliffe CLE Center, 4201 N. 24th Street, PhoenixTo Register: Live, Phoenix | Simulcast, Tucson | WebcastAcross the country, individual states are increasingly legalizing medical and recreational marijuana. …

What cannabis businesses need to know about intellectual property protection

By Marsha Durr, Rose Law Group law clerk, and Jeremy Kapteyn, chairman of Rose Law Group Intellectual Property Law Department Marijuana has created quite a buzz in Arizona this year. In June, petition signatures were submitted to the secretary of state for approval to put legalization of adult use of marijuana on the November ballot. Less than two weeks later, …

Director of Roselaw Group’s Medical Marijuana Department, Ryan Hurley comments on the verdict is in, the court says DOJ cannot raid MMJ businesses

By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter Social Media Coordinator The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on the case of United States v. McIntosh, which specifically affects providers of medical marijuana in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, all of which have legalized medical marijuana. With this ruling the DOJ can no …

Ryan Hurley, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Medical Marijuana Department, one of five Arizona cannabis attorneys commencing the formation of the Arizona Cannabis Bar Association (ACBA)

Five of Arizona’s most visible cannabis attorneys have commenced formation of the Arizona Cannabis Bar Association (ACBA). ACBA is the first of its kind in Arizona. ACBA’s initial directors include Gary Michael Smith of Smith Paknejad, PLC. Smith, who will be ACBA’s initial chairman, is the founding director of the North Phoenix Bar Association and has represented numerous cannabis industry …