Arizona Association of Dispensary Professionals Threatens to Sue Phoenix Over Its Pre-registration Zoning Procedure

Alan Sobol and the Arizona Association of Dispensary Professionals are claiming that the City of Phoenix zoning department has been up to no good.  Here is the text of a January 31, 2011, email message I received from Alan Sobol and the Consiglieri Group:

We have uncovered a scheme to defraud Dispensary Applicants in the City of Phoenix. Phoenix recently implemented a Pre-registration scheme fraught with Cronyism, Nepotism, Favoritism and Abuse of Authority.  To read the complaint click here: (seed2success.com/phxcomplaint.html).  We have exposed the truth, now we need to wait and see what the mayor will do. If you were planning to file for zoning approval in the City of Phoenix I urge you to contact the city and let them know what you think about this.  mayor.gordon@phoenix.gov  If you have any questions or comments please contact me at Marijuanamarketing@gmail.com

Thanks,

Al Sobol

Read the Press Release found at the above link.  AZADP alleges that Phoenix instituted its medical marijuana zoning pre-registration without legal authority because pre-registration is not provided for in the zoning ordinance G-5573 adopted by the Phoenix CIty Council.  Quotes from the Press Release:

Notice of Intent to Commence Legal Action:  City of Phoenix Initiates Illegal Pre-registration of Potential Marijuana Sites:  Allegations of Fraud, Cronyism, Nepotism, Favoritism and Abuse of Authority

It appears from the evidence that the City’s “pre-registration” program was solely intended to provide certain influential entities preferential treatment with respect to the selection of their medical Marijuana Business locations.

By |2014-01-05T09:52:55-07:00January 31st, 2011|Stories & Articles, Zoning|Comments Off on Arizona Association of Dispensary Professionals Threatens to Sue Phoenix Over Its Pre-registration Zoning Procedure

Arizona Association of Dispensary Professionals Declares War on Arizona Department of Health Services, Marijuana Policy Project & the Arizona Medical Marijuana Association

The Arizona Association of Dispensary Professionals (AZADP) fired a shot across the bow of the Arizona Department of Health Services today when AZADP issued a press release called “AZDHS and MPP Acting in Collusion to limit access to Dispensary Applicants, Monopolization abuses outlined in letter to Arizona Heath Department.”  The article starts:

“We believe that the AZDHS has been influenced by and is conspiring with other organizations, namely the Marijuana Policy Project, (MPP) and their recently established association, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Association, (AzMMA), to create an elitist and monopolistic program where only the wealthy influential, informed sponsors of MPP will qualify for one of the 125 licenses. We believe that the following evidence will show that the AZDHS in collusion with MPP are intentionally developing program rules that are so complicated and costly so as to preclude otherwise qualified applicants merely on the basis of wealth and influence. We believe it is the intention of MPP to control the marketplace.”

If you are interested in obtaining a medical marijuana dispensary license in Arizona, this article is a must read.

FYI:  According to a search of the Arizona Corporation Commission’s website today, there is no entity in Arizona called “Arizona Association of Dispensary Professionals,” but Allan Sobol reserved the name Arizona Association of Dispensary Professionals, Inc., on 11/21/10.

By |2019-06-14T08:24:51-07:00January 4th, 2011|Stories & Articles|Comments Off on Arizona Association of Dispensary Professionals Declares War on Arizona Department of Health Services, Marijuana Policy Project & the Arizona Medical Marijuana Association