Arizona DHS Director served with lawsuit
Lawsuit filed in Court of Appeals
The lawsuit seeking a Writ of Mandamus has been filed against the Arizona Department of Health Services in the Arizona Court of Appeals (Case # 1 CA-SA11-0161). The primary purpose of the lawsuit is to begin implementing the dispensary application process immediately based on the final rules filed by the Arizona Department of Health Services with the Arizona Secretary of State on April 14, 2011.
These are the plaintiffs:
O.F.&C. dba The Virtue Center
- Elements Therapeutic Dispensary
- Arizona Dispensary Solutions
- ARIZONA ALTERNATIVE RELIEF CENTERS
- Protect Arizona Patients
- CULTIVATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES
- Heather Torgerson (patient)
- Stephen Johnson (patient)
- John and Jane Doe I-X (currently unnamed)
- Black CorporationS I-X (currently unnamed)
We will be doing a technical amendment to the petition within the next few days, so if we have other petitioners who want to join in the action, please let us know asap.
For those of you who have not yet seen it, the ultimatum letter from Carolyn Short to Will Humble dated February 16th 2011 is also an interesting read as it indicates a threatening tone towards a public official by the leader of Keep AZ Drug Free, the losing anti-Proposition 203 campaign.
Carolyn Short email
We will continue to keep you updated regarding the medical marijuana industry in Arizona.
Protect Arizona Patients
This lawsuit is being supported by Protect Arizona Patients. Protect Arizona Patients is a ‘first responder’ non-profit organization designed for the sole purpose of creating an entity to provide an immediate and decisive response to any adverse actions taken against the Arizona medical marijuana industry. The organization fully supports the efforts of national organizations whose mission is to proactively advance the interests of the MMJ industry on an ongoing basis. Supporters of a strong & regulated medical marijuana industry are encouraged to contribute to the effort.