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Hawaii Medical Cannabis Program Details For Patients

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program: Contact Details

Hawaii Department of Health

Medical Marijuana Program

4348 Waialae Avenue #648

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Phone: 808-733-2177

Email: medicalmarijuana@doh.hawaii.gov

Website: Hawaii Medical Marijuana Registry Program

Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana

“[A]s a registered program participant, and assuming that you indicated your intent to grow your own supply of medical marijuana on your application, you are allowed to grow an ‘adequate supply’ of medical marijuana, not to exceed seven (7) plants and posses no more than 4oz of usable marijuana jointly between a registered patient and caregiver… Act 241 was signed into law on July 14, 2015… [tentatively on] July 15, 2016 – and not sooner, licensed dispensaries may begin dispensing from 8 AM – 8 PM and closed Sunday and state/federal holidays,” Growing Medical Marijuana [Accessed March 01, 2016]

The Hawaii Patient Registry application fee, is $35. The Hawaii Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program: Information

Senate Bill 862, signed in June 2000 — effective December 2000 — removing all state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana, by patients who posses a signed statement from their physicians, affirming that he or she is diagnosed with a debilitating condition, and the “potential benefits of medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks.”

The confidential state-run patient registry — established to issue identification cards to qualified patients — is mandatory for all patients.

House Bill 668 — amendment in June 2013 — dictated that the program be transferred from the Department of Public Safety, to the Department of Public Health, by no later than January 01, 2015.
Senate Bill 642 — amendment January 2015 — requiring a bona-fide doctor/patient relationship. All medical marijuana recommendations MUST be made by the qualifying patient’s, primary care physician.

Act 241 — amended July 2015 — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was added to the list of qualifying medical conditions, in addition to creating and regulating a statewide dispensary system for medical marijuana.

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program: Qualifying Conditions

Patients in Hawaii diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Hawaii Medical Marijuana law:

Cancer, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, or the treatment of these conditions;
A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
Cachexia or wasting syndrome;
Severe pain;
Severe nausea;
Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy; or
Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease; or
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), effective July 2015.
Additional medical condition may be approved by the department of health pursuant to administrative rules, in response to a request from a physician or potentially qualifying patient.

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program: Possession and Cultivation Regulations

As per Senate Bill 862, the maximum amount of marijuana that may be possessed jointly by the qualifying patient and the primary caregiver, is defined as an “adequate supply”, not to exceed the amount of 7 plants total — no more than four ounces of usable marijuana may be held by the registered patient and caregiver, collectively.

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program: Telemedicine

Hawaii marijuana doctors please be advised, you may now provide medical marijuana telemedicine services online, giving patients the ability to now see a marijuana doctor online and in real-time, via the medical marijuana telemedicine portal, provided that the medical marijuana telemedicine doctor first establish a bonafide relationship with a patient in-person, after which all follow-up visits may be conducted using medical marijuana telemedicine services, online.

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