ADHS will be performing maintenance on the Medical Marijuana systems starting on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 PM expected to be completed by Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4 AM. During this time, Medical Marijuana Online Registry Applications will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance downtime may cause. If the process is completed earlier, the systems will be made available at an earlier time.

Office of Administrative Counsel & Rules


Administrative Counsel provides legal support to the Department's Director and Executive Team and acts as a liaison between the Department and the Attorney General's Office. Additionally, Administrative Counsel provides oversight of administrative hearing cases; assists in the issuance if director decisions; accepts service of subpoenas, lawsuits, claims, and complaints. Within Administrative Counsel are the Privacy Officer and HIPAA Privacy Officer who oversees Department Privacy matters. Privacy also includes public records requests; record retention and dispositions schedules; and staff support for the Department's Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB).

Administrative Rules provides assistance to the Department's Director and Executive Team by providing interpretation of rules and state statutes. In addition, Administrative Rules provides rulemakings, substantive policy statements, agency guidance documents, five-year review reports, and licensing timeframe reports.