Basics of the Hawaii Law
Hawaii passed a law to legalize medical cannabis in a 2000 Senate amendment. The law allows qualifying patients to possess 4 ounces of marijuana and grow 7 plants. HI residents who wish to obtain cannabis for medcal use must submit a “Hawaii Medical Marijuana Registry Application” that includes a certification from a physician or advance practice registered nurse that he or she suffers from one or more qualifying medical conditions and that the potential benefits of therapeutic cannabis outweigh the risks.
Anyone applying for a marijuana medical card must pay a nonrefundable $38.50 registration fee. The annual renewal fee is $38.50. Parents must register to serve as primary caregiver for minors submitting applications for therapeutic marijuana use in the state. Minors also require written certification from their certifying physicians that he or she suffers from a qualifying medical condition and the certifying physician must explain the possible risks and benefits of marijuana to the applicant and parents.
Currently you are not allowed to use medical marijuana ID cards from other states to obtain Hawaii cannabis.
A patient must indicate whether he or she will utilize a primary caregiver or a marijuana medical center at the time of application for a registry card. Minor patients must have a primary caregiver. The cost of registering primary caregivers is included in the price of the patient registration and renewal. Currently you are not allowed to use therapeutic marijuana ID cards from other states to obtain Hawaii cannabis. Hawaii will allow qualifying patients from other states to obtain marijuana starting no sooner than January 1, 2018 once he or she is verified and registers with the Hawaii Department of Health.
Qualifying Medical Conditions
In-order-to qualify as a cannabis patient in this state, a resident must suffer from one or more qualifying medical conditions. These conditions and symptoms include cancer, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, cachexia or severe weight loss, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe and persistent muscle spasms, and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Other medical conditions are subject to approval by the Hawaii Department of Health. If you need more information about the law or licensing process visit the Hawaii Department of Health website.