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8/8/2013

Kimberlie Ryan Appointed to Medical Marijuana Differentiation Work Group by Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division

DENVER, August 8, 2013 — Kimberlie Ryan was appointed to the Medical Marijuana Differentiation (MMD) Work Group, which met today to make recommendations regarding the implementation of Colorado's Amendment 64.  Amendment 64 legalized adult use marijuana under Colorado law in 2012. 


The MMD Work Group was charged with analyzing the ways in which the rules for retail marijuana must differ from the rules for medical marijuana based upon patient needs and the different constitutional amendments and enabling statutes.


The MMD working group was one of five subcommittees created to advise the Marijuana Enforcement Division .  Ms. Ryan was appointed to the committee to provide expertise in the area of civil rights law and the preservation of patient rights, among other legal and Constitutional issues.


The group analyzed and made recommendations regarding marijuana center licensing, medical marijuana sales, tracking and inventory systems, samples, testing, inventory separation, health and safety regulations, labeling, packaging, product safety, signage, marketing, advertising,enforcement, discipline, and law enforcement.


Ryan, a civil rights lawyer who represents workers and employers in employment-law matters, was selected to advise and vote on all matters.   She has extensive knowledge of the law in this area and speaks and writes frequently about Colorado’s medical marijuana laws and the workplace.


”As Colorado law continues to expand the rights of adults to use marijuana beyond medical use, it is critical that the medical patients not be forgotten." Ryan said.


"History must not repeat itself with such heavy regulatory burdens imposed on the accessibility of marijuana that they effectively remove the right to use it for so many people who desperately need these treatments.” 


Ryan added, "The State of  Colorado regulators must protect patient rights by making certain that the rules and regulations support accessibility to marijuana for those individuals who use it to treat their debilitating medical conditions." 


Ms. Ryan is the founding member of Ryan Law Firm, LLC.  Her practice focuses on civil rights employment litigation. She represents clients involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour claims and compliance, terminations and reductions in force, non-competition agreements and the protection of trade secrets, family leave issues, Americans with Disabilities Act enforcement, compensation and executive agreements, employment collective actions, whistleblower actions and employee policy handbook advising and drafting.


About Ryan Law Firm, LLC
Founded in 1998, Ryan Law Firm, LLC is among the nation's dedicated civil rights employment boutique law practices, delivering the highest quality legal counsel on the most complex and critical issues facing clients today. The firm is based in Denver, Colorado. For more information, please visit www.KimberlieRyan.com




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1/23/2013


Kimberlie Ryan Appointed to Governor Hickenlooper’s Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force Work Group for Legalized Adult-Use Marijuana

DENVER, January 23, 2013— Kimberlie Ryan was appointed to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force Work Group, as part of the Tax, Civil Law, Funding and Resource Issues group.


The Task Force was charged with developing recommendations to the legislature for the regulatory scheme that will govern the implementation of Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for adult use in Colorado in 2012.


The Tax, Civil Law, Funding and Resource Issues working group was one of five subcommittees created to advise the 24-member task force on specific issues.


The group addressed banking law, the effect of the amendment on public and private employers and employees, the revenue to fund the state’s regulatory scheme, and the constitutionality of the tax mandate.


Ryan, a civil rights lawyer who represents workers and employers in employment-law matters, was selected to as a member the working group to advise and vote on all matters.   She has extensive knowledge of the law in this area and speaks and writes frequently about Colorado’s medical marijuana laws and the workplace.


”It is critical that lawmakers fully honor the Colorado Constitution." Ryan said.  "Adults in Colorado have a Colorado Constitutional right to use marijuana, whether for medical treatments, health benefits, spiritual or religious rites, creative and artistic inspiration, recreation with friends, or other personal choices."  Ryan added, "Any laws and regulations implementing Amendment 64 must be carefully considered in light of the purposes of legalization in Colorado.”


Ms. Ryan is the founding member of Ryan Law Firm, LLC.  Her practice focuses on civil rights employment litigation. She represents clients involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation litigation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour claims and compliance, terminations and reductions in force, non-competition agreements and the protection of trade secrets, family leave issues, Americans with Disabilities Act enforcement, compensation and executive agreements, employment collective actions, whistleblower actions and employee policy handbook advising and drafting.


About Ryan Law Firm, LLC
Founded in 1998, Ryan Law Firm, LLC is among the nation's dedicated civil rights employment boutique law practices, delivering the highest quality legal counsel on the most complex and critical issues facing clients today. The firm is based in Denver, Colorado. For more information, please visit www.KimberlieRyan.com