Al Sobol, Pot Club Manager, "Happy" to Have Court Decide on Clubs' Legality; Plus, Read AG Tom Horne's Filings

Al Sobol, manager of the 2811 Club, LLC, says he's confident that cannabis clubs will be deemed legal by an Arizona court.

Al Sobol, a prominent medical marijuana marketer, says he's "happy" that state Attorney General Tom Horne seeks to have a court review the legality of cannabis clubs.

Sobol is the manager of the 2811 Club, LLC, one of the businesses named in the legal actions filed in the Maricopa County Superior Court today by state Attorney General Tom Horne.

The AG wants a judge to shut down the clubs, saying they're not legal under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.

But Sobol says he's confident the court will find that the clubs aren't breaking the law. He filed a lawsuit three weeks ago in the same court that also asks for a judicial opinion on the legality of clubs like his. Sobol says that the state hasn't yet responded to his suit.



"I want the courts to weigh in and make a decision," Sobol says.

If he's wrong and a judge rules against the 2811 Club, Sobol says he'll shut down the business immediately.

The marketer bristles at Horne's public statement that his club, which allows another group to distribute the "free" marijuana to his club's members, is guilty of "deception."

"What's deceptive is when the state gives you a card, charges you $150 for it, then makes it so you have no way of using it," he says.

Horne and Governor Jan Brewer, in trying to derail the voter-approved law, are "abusing their authority," Sobol adds.

Sobol maintains his club has been "as transparent as any business could be." He's invited police and other law enforcement officials into the club, and several have taken him up on the offer. Seven Phoenix police supervisors recently attended a two-and-a-half-hour class at his north Phoenix facility that focused on compassion clubs, he says.

"They were giving us advice on how to better secure the place," Sobol quips.

You can read Horne's legal actions below:

Complaint:

Pot Complaint 1


Motion to Show Cause and Application for Injunction:

Pot Complaint 2


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Youssef
Youssef

Wow, speaks volumes to the pig pigheadedness of public officials. The writing is on the wall, find another way to keep the people "safe". 

templeton
templeton

Can we have documents posted somewhere other than scribd.com?  Trying to read, let alone download, stuff parked there is an exercise in hair-pulling aggro.

teknik1200
teknik1200

what has the state made so far on this program?

1,000,000 or so?

7,500 x 150

Tom Horne is a disgrace to us all.  

Arizona Patients
Arizona Patients

"If he's wrong and a judge rules against the 2811 Club, Sobol says he'll shut down the business immediately."

The Attorney General has said that the 2811 Club, the Arizona Compassion Club, The Arizona Compassion Association, and the Yoki A Ma' Club have all been operating illegally.

Whether or not the AG is correct about the legality of Compassion Clubs is ultimately for the courts to decide.

The REAL problem is that the PATIENTS are now waiting in line to get royally screwed...

If a patient's information is on-file with an illegal Compassion Club, AZ DHS then has the authority to REVOKE the patient's Medical Marijuana Card FOREVER because they purchased medical marijuana illegally, which is a direct violation of the DHS Regulations and Prop 203.

We're dealing with an Arizona legislature that clearly HATES medical marijuana and wants it gone. My concern is that this could be their way of eliminating the program completely; by having 80% of the patient cards revoked by DHS simply because patients bought medicine from Compassion Clubs that kept evidence.. I mean "records" 

Al Sobol
Al Sobol

Patients have nothing to worry about, they did not violate any Arizona Law.  The real threat will come from the  Governors  future efforts to repeal the law in 2013.  We need to come together as a unified industry to protect against that. Now is the time to start networking.  email me to join our efforts;  consiglierillc@gmail.com

teknik1200
teknik1200

Just because you have been to the club does not mean you left with medicine acquired there.

Seedless
Seedless

Sobol is an assclown that gives the entire industry a bad name.  His club is selling overpriced mediocre quality crap to people that don't know any better.  The other clubs knew better than to act like idiots, filing lawsuits and trying to get their face on TV.  His actions are going to get the whole thing shutdown.  He needs to learn that in this business discretion is and always will be the better part of valor.

Al Sobol
Al Sobol

You have obviously never been to the 2811 club.  We have set the bar for other clubs to follow.  We have taken the industry out of the gutter, and brought it into main stream america.  That is where the future of our industry rests.  The only idiots are those that do not understand the value of a professional business operation.

Jason
Jason

Horne is a bobblehead. He knows his "complaint" has absolutely no merit.

Why is he wasting taxpayer time and money on this bullshit?

teknik1200
teknik1200

Because he's all in favor of states rights!

ScaredOfJoe
ScaredOfJoe

He's wasting taxpayer time and money because that's what he, Stumble, and "has did" have intended to do from the beginning. 

CARRACAO
CARRACAO

AL SOBOL IS AN F ----- CON ARTIST . MILKING THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY. I WOULD LOVE TO COME FACE TO FACE WITH HIM IN COURT!!!!!!!!

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