Arizona Medical Marijuana Program

Additional Resources

  • Arizona Medical Marijuana Program Annual Report – 2014
  • The Arizona Department of Health Services will accept Dispensary Registration Certificate applications in late 2015. There will be more information forthcoming regarding which, and the number of, CHAAs that will be available.

When voters passed Proposition 203 in 2010, ADHS had 120 days to create a new program from scratch. The goal was to create the first truly medical marijuana program in the country. Staff from across the Department joined together to create a plan. The colossal undertaking included Information Technology systems for applications, reporting, and validating; staff combed through the rules in other states to help write the Arizona rules for how the program would work, how people could apply for the different types of licenses, when they could apply, how to add new debilitating diseases, among other things. Even though the initiative allowed the Department to avoid the normal rulemaking process, staff asked twice for written public comment and held four public hearings to gather public opinion.

On this page you will find many of those public comments, as well as some of the presentations and other relevant documents created during the process. Quickly jump to each specific section using the links below:

  • Current Resources
  • Historical Resources
  • Public Comments: January 31, 2011 to February 18, 2011
  • Public Comments: December 17, 2010 to January 7, 2011

Public Comments from January 31, 2011 to February 18, 2011

On January 31, 2011, the Department posted the medical marijuana draft rules for public comment period and received the following comments via online survey during the comment period from January 31 to February 18, 2011:

The Department also received the comments below at the four public meetings held during February 14 to 17, 2011:

In addition, the Department received the following written comments:

Public Comments from December 17, 2010 to January 7, 2011

On December 17, 2010, the Department posted the medical marijuana initial draft rules for public comment and received the following comments via online survey during the comment period from December 17, 2010 to January 7, 2011:

The Department also received the additional comments below: