SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jonathan Udell is the new Co-Chairman the Cannabis Law Department at Rose Law Group pc. That department is the longest-standing cannabis law practice in the state.
Udell has a lengthy resume in terms of public policy. He represented a cannabis business in a challenge of the Arizona Department of Health Service’s interpretation of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, he drafted amicus briefs concerning the Arizona Corporation Commission’s constitutional authority, and has written procedures that allowed businesses and nonprofits to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Udell has been a tireless advocate for marijuana legalization. He served as Communications Director of Arizona NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) in the run-up to the 2020 election in which Prop. 207, legalizing recreational marijuana, was approved by voters.
He was recently promoted to Political Director of Arizona NORML, where he will focus on lobbying for a bipartisan, universal, and automatic expungement law in the upcoming legislative session.
Udell has also volunteered more than 100 hours at as many as 20 clinics to assist people convicted of low-level marijuana offenses expunge their records.
The Cannabis Law Department at Rose Law Group has been helping cannabis business owners navigate the complexities of Arizona’s marijuana laws since medical marijuana was approved by voters more than a decade ago.
“Jonathan’s passion for justice and equity in the field of marijuana law makes him a natural for this new leadership role as does his background in public policy,” said Jordan Rose, Founder and President of Rose Law Group.
Udell said, “Helping cannabis businesses through the regulatory process and assisting them in following the law not only benefits induvial cannabis business owners but the industry as a whole. It prevents negative stereotypes and fosters better community relationships.”
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