(PRWEB) October 13, 2012
The SAVEAZMMJ Event, is a benefit for White Mountain Health Center, Inc./Sun City—a case against DHS, Will Humble, Maricopa County and Bill Montgomery hosted by Cannajobs.
Although the DHS and the Arizona government has approved the opening of at least 80 dispensaries in the state, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is refusing to issue documentation to any proposed dispensary in Maricopa County. Mr. Montgomery claims the law is preempted by the Federal Controlled Substances Act. The American Civil Liberties Union has now joined a lawsuit filed by White Mountain Health Center, Inc. to allow them to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Sun City.
White Mountain Health Center, Inc. filed their lawsuit back in June. It lists Montgomery, Maricopa County, and the state Department of Health Services and its director, Will Humble, as the defendants.
“Maricopa County is attempting to thwart the will of the people,” said Ezekiel Edwards, director of the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project. “Voters approved this measure so patients who suffer from serious medical conditions can have safe and reliable access to their medicine. The regulation of drugs and medicine is traditionally a power exercised by the states, and the Constitution allows Arizona and the federal government to make different policy choices in these arenas.”
“This case will have a direct impact on the ability of every patient to obtain safe access in Arizona” said Cannajobs President Robert Calkin. “It also hampers anyone trying to create products or services for these businesses which kills jobs.” Cannajobs is working with Ingrid Joiya of Elements to train employees and caregivers to provide medicine for the homebound and terminally ill. According to Joiya, creator of the Elements caregiver model and a local industry leader, "The White Mountain plaintiffs simply wanted Bill Montgomery to do his job. He refused, and as a result, a state with limited resources is now embroiled in expensive and time consuming litigation. It is the duty of all of us who care about this industry to support their efforts. Arizona patients deserve it."
The event will take place October 17th at the 910 Club at 910 N. McClintock Road at 6 pm. The schedule will start with an educational forum and panel discussing the case and its impact on the MMJ community. Arizona dispensary owners and patients are encouraged to attend to update themselves and their colleagues as to current and future legal strategies that could be useful to them. “If you voted for medical marijuana in AZ, then you need to be at this event! We are trying to literally "SAVE AZ MMJ"! This event will provide up to date information by our industry leaders about the case, and about our industry as a whole! We will also celebrate with live music, food, give-a-ways and raffles! This is history, come be a part of it!” said White Mountain Health Center’s Butch Williams.
There will be free food, drinks and gift bags for attendees. After the panel there will be live bands featuring J. Hornay, Bob Domestic, Banana Gun, Japhy’s Descent, Danger Paul
There will be many companies that provide goods and services attending and sponsoring the event as well, including:
Cannajobs, Elements, Abscent, Vape Pen, Super Hydroponics, WeedMaps, Cannabis Career Institute, High Maintenance Smoke Shop, Bong Butch Tool, NCIA, Camp420, Southwest Medical Marijuana Evaluation Center, Dr. Price, Mary Jane Survival Guide, Arizona Medical Marijuana Certification Center, Cannasense, Goldlocker Insurance, Stealth, The Midwest Cultivator, AZ Med testing, Desert Fresh Infusions, 4 Front Advisors, Seacret, Cheba Hut
Event coordinator Shauna Williams said “We are hoping that this event will be one of the largest MMJ fundraisers Arizona has seen! Please join us as we celebrate the fight for MMJ and support the history making White Mountain health center lawsuit. There will be an amazing raffle, concert, free food, music, gift bags and info on the case from the lead attorney himself! You don't want to miss it!”
Event Details are as follows:
Executive Reception w/ dispensary Start-up kit raffle 6:00 pm-7:00pm
Educational Speakers 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
MC- Bob Calkin (Cannajobs)
7:00-7:15 Butch Williams (White Mountain Health Center)
7:15-7:30 Kris Krane (4 front advisors)
7:30-7:45 Aaron Smith (NCIA Executive Director)
7:45-8:00 Jeff Kaufman (Case Attorney)
About Cannajobs: Cannajobs is a marijuana jobs resource that provides job seekers and business owners in the medical marijuana industry an online forum to communicate and find employment opportunities, as well as educate themselves about their industry. The company also helps teach people how to find jobs, qualify for jobs and start a lasting career in the medical marijuana field. The website provides a platform for free video conferencing and document sharing. Cannajobs is more than just a posting site; it’s an online community where potential cannabis employees and burgeoning cannabis businesses link up to become more successful than ever before.
For more information about Cannajobs, call (818) 515 7600 or visit http://www.cannajobs.com.