A few weeks ago I issued a Director’s Decision authorizing the use of marijuana for medical marijuana patients undergoing conventional treatment for PTSD. Beginning January 1 physician certifications will be valid for palliative care of PTSD symptoms as long as certifying physicians attest that the patient is currently undergoing some kind of conventional treatment for PTSD before signing the certification.
I was sued Monday by the Cannabis Nurses Association regarding that decision. They’re challenging the criteria in the Decision (e.g. the requirement that a physician attest that their patient is receiving some kind of treatment for PTSD and the January 1 implementation date). This article from a weekly newspaper in Tucson provides a pretty good summary of the issue.
Yesterday, I was served with yet another medical marijuana lawsuit. This suit argues that the provision in the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act limiting cultivation rights to patients that live more than 25 miles from a dispensary is unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment US Constitution (Equal Protection Clause) and Article 14, Section 15 of the Arizona Constitution (Monopolies and Trusts).
It is unfortunate that Will Humble chose to continue this war on hemp and humanity after Arizona Voters passed Medical Marijuana with a 65% margin in 1996. Think of the people that are still suffering and dying because Will Humble and his Synthetic Behavioral Health Medication Cowboys refuse to release the Cannabis Cash Cow. Everyone knows that the key to reducing the Pain, Suffering, Death, Destruction, Crime and Chaos of Marijuana Prohibition is to allow the cultivation of Marijuana to cross back into the United States and end these dirty dope deals in the Desert and Pharmacies and the violence and chaos that comes with the Policing for Profit and Addiction Industries. These interpretations of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act by Will Humble and his gang is being ruled on by our courts as criminal, yet they continue this surrender after this war is lost.
The Electorate decriminalized the cultivation and use of marijuana to end the crime, violence and chaos in our streets and make marijuana widely available for medical use. This was based on 5,000 years of medical history. So what does Will and the gang do? They prohibit natural cultivation for personal use with a ridiculous interpretation to force critically ill patients to buy artificially cultivated marijuana for 25 dollars a joint and make the voters look like idiots for trying to stop our own government from destroying us. There is so much more to this than you are hearing about.
If you want to find out what is really going on with this medical marijuana mess then read the complaints that I have filed against Will Humble and his Cannabis Cultivation Cash Cowboys. ushempnews.com
Enjoy your prattle about the umpteenth lawsuit being filed against your department for your continuing misuse of the Medical Marijuana fund in spending on lawsuit after lawsuit. Once the election is settled in November and hopefully a new governor will come in an clean house of the rat’s nest up there with your ethically challenged department. I am going to request a federal investigation of AZDHS once the new governor is elected and with Mr. Horne now out of office you are going to be the first department head to be fired and thank goodness. Time for the garbage to be taken out and you Mr. Humble are literally “garbage” and it will be a relief to see you out the door.
Thanks for the positive feedback!
Mr Humble the 25 mile only benefits State Licensed Dispensary and Law Enforcement.AZ MMJ patients have no choice to buy from a State Licensed Dispensary’s.
Pay absolutely ridiculous prices set and imposed by the Arizona Dispensary Association.
Mr Humble State Licensed dispensary are price gouging patient’s and patient’s have no choice but to pay because of your department and the Arizona Dispensary Association.Arizona will keep facing lawsuit after lawsuit until you actually listen to patients.
State Licensed Dispensary’s exploited Zander for the own benefit to have Concentrates implemented now patients that terminally ill cannot afford to buy oil to help them with there own pain.Once again please stop working with dispensary and start working with patient’s.I ask you to reverse the 25 mile rule so patients can get medicine at a affordable rate.
I ask Mr Humble that you impose a price cap for medicine so patient’s that are receiving SSDI or SSI can get there medicine at affordable rate.You have imposed changes to price for a MMJ card how about we take care of patients that really need the medicine at a affordable rate.
Stop working with State Licensed Dispensary that are PRICE GOUGING patient’s and start taking care of patient’s that need help.
Mr. Humble for your time 🙂
I would like to bring to your attention regarding a City of Youngstown outlawing MMJ infused edibles from being sold in the dispensary.
City of Youngstown has singled out the terminally ill and patient’s that have respiratory issues.
City Council drafted up there own bill to ban MMJ infused edibles to be sold at (name removed) Licensed Dispensary.
Sun City patient does not have Dispensary because of the debacles of White Mountain Zoning law crap
I have also contact Attorney (name removed) and made him aware of issue as well my friend.
City of Youngstown is not following laws regarding the AMMA due to miscommunication from you department and not thoroughly reading the Arizona prop 203 Act.
I will start calling for a BOYCOTT of this city for patient,friends and family member’s to not spend any money in this city at all unless they change is made.
I ask upon you Mr Humble to look into this asap sir.
Mr.Humble have a great
Dear AZDHS staff and Dir. Humble,
I have a list of complaints and violations of the rules and regulations on behalf of several dispensaries.
Violations that should be very concerning to a “medical director” such as pesticides and tainted/moldy/mildew meds being sold to patients, improper labeling, improper acquisitions, illegal acquisitions, unethical business practices, failing to meet required number of hrs open, having zero medication available for patients (aka “non operational” status) and many many more…
where do you want me to send them?
You can file an online complaint here: https://medicalmarijuana.azdhs.gov/Complaints/Complaint.aspx