Attorney Rachel O’Bryan, a graduate of University of Michigan School of Law, has been involved in Colorado’s historic recreational marijuana legislative and regulatory process since 2013. She was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper’s office to serve on a subcommittee of the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force to provide a voice of citizens, including community and kids. She was also appointed by the State Marijuana Enforcement Division to serve on several stakeholder working groups focused on rule-making for Retail Marijuana Product Potency and Serving Size, Production Caps, Record-keeping, Enforcement and Discipline. At the local level, Rachel served on Denver’s Marijuana Social Consumption Advisory Committee to assist Denver Excise and License with implementation of 2016 Denver voter Initiative 300.

She is a co-founder of Smart Colorado, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the health, safety and well-being of Colorado youth as marijuana becomes increasingly available and commercialized. Smart Colorado provides information to policy makers, parents and adults, youth-serving organizations and the press about the impacts of commercialized marijuana and the consequences to Colorado youth.