Dispensary License Losers Sue Arizona Department of Health Services

As of February 11, 2017, four companies that applied for Arizona medical marijuana dispensary licenses during the 2016 application period and whose applications were rejected have sued the Arizona Department of Health Services.  Each plaintiff alleges that its application designated a location for its medical marijuana dispensary that complied will all requirements of applicable local zoning ordinances, but the Arizona Department of Health Services awarded licenses to applicants whose dispensary addresses did not meet all applicable zoning ordinances.

The GAM Enterprises, LLC, BAB Holdings, LLC & 3 SL Family, LLC Lawsuit

On December 28, 2016, GAM Enterprises, LLC, BAB Holdings, LLC & 3 SL Family, LLC sued DHS.  GAM Enterprises, LLC’s sole member is Genifer Murray.  BAB Holdings, LLC’s sole member is Ingrid Joiya Warrick.  The members and managers of 3 SL Family, LLC, are Larry C. Leverett and Yolanda Denise Leverett.

GAM Enterprises, LLC, applied for a dispensary license in CHAA 58 in South Scottsdale.  The complaint alleges that DHS awarded the dispensary license to an applicant whose dispensary will be located at 6710 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, Arizona.

BAB Holdings, LLC, applied for a dispensary license in CHAA 40 in north Scottsdale.  The complaint alleges that DHS awarded the dispensary license to an applicant whose dispensary will be located at 14405 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona.

3 SL Family, LLC, applied for a dispensary license in CHAA 78 in Ahwatukee.  The complaint alleges that DHS awarded the dispensary license to an applicant whose dispensary will be located at 10835 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, Arizona.  The complaint alleges that the location failed to satisfy the zoning requirements of applicable law and that DHS should have rejected the application for that location.

The complaint asks the court to order that the licenses awarded by DHS with respect to CHAAs 40, 58 and 78 be revoked and issued to an applicant whose application complied with all requirements.

The Premium Leaf, Inc., Lawsuit

On January 27, 2017, Premium Leaf, Inc., filed its complaint against DHS.  Premium Leaf, Inc., is an Arizona nonprofit corporation whose directors are Laurence David Turner, Douglas W. Turner and Adam S.  Turner.

Premium Leaf applied for a dispensary license in CHAA 70 for a site located at 98 N. Power Road, Mesa, Arizona.  Premium Leaf claims that its location is the only location in CHAA 70 that satisfied all zoning requirements and therefor DHS improperly awarded the license to an applicant that should have been disqualified.k  The plaintiff asks the court to issue a permanent injunction that revokes the license DHS  granted for CHAA 70 and award it to Premium Leaf.

CBS 5 TV’s Story on the GAM Enterprises, LLC vs. Arizona Department of Health Services

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GAM Enterprises, LLC vs. Arizona Department of Health Services Complaint

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Premium Leaf, Inc. s. Arizona Department of Health Services Complaint

 

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The author of this article is Richard Keyt, an Arizona business law attorney who is the creator of this Arizona medical marijuana law website. Connect with Richard at 480-664-7478 or on Google+
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