Apply for a Hawaii Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed Hawaii medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back! If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL

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Legal Status

Medical Program

Possession Limits

Medical patients

Limited

4 oz

4 oz/14-day period

Recreational users

Illegal

State Taxes

Medical patients

4% (4.5% in Oahu)

Recreational users

N/A

Cultivation

Cultivation

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii

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1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in HI through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.

2CONSULT WITH A MMJ DOCTOR

Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana. Once you have this you can then apply to the state.

3GET APPROVED

Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval. You can then download your registration card on the Hawaii Department of Health website. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In Hawaii, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Hawaii

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

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Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Hawaii and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Cost Information

Below is cost information for getting a Hawaii medical marijuana card through Veriheal. When it's time to renew your card, we'll reach out with an exclusive price.

New
Medical Marijuana Certificate
$199
Additional State fee
$38.50
Total
$237.50

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Hawaii's Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:

31,886

This number represents 2.21% of Hawaii's total population.

Number of Licensed Dispensaries:

8

Hawaii medical marijuana patients can purchase up to 4 oz over a 14-day period.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available:

Flower, edibles, concentrates, topicals, extracts, vapes, and tinctures

All formulations of cannabis are available in Hawaii.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products:

$11.21 per gram

The average high-quality ounce of cannabis in costs around $314 in Hawaii.

Number of Licensed Cultivators and Processors:

8

The state's 8 licensed dispensaries that do exist are permitted to cultivate, process, distribute, and sell to medically licensed patients.

Annual Revenue from Marijuana Sales:

$67.5 million

Hawaii medical cannabis purchases are subject to 4% excise tax (4.5% in Oahu).

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Hawaii

The only U.S. state surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii was the first state to legalize cannabis by legislation for medicinal use in 2000. Twenty years later, they decriminalized small amounts of the Schedule I drug in January 2020.

As of 2023, the Aloha State has more than 30,000 medical cannabis cardholders. For some registered patients, the program has historically felt restrictive—though pending legislation will continue to expand medical cannabis program.

If Gov Josh Green signs the legislation, these bills will expand qualifying conditions for Hawaii medical marijuana patients over 65 years old. These medical cannabis laws would also legalize delivery for qualified patients and allow dispensaries more freedom to sell cannabis propagules and cuttings to authorized individuals.

Regardless of the restrictions, Hawaii dispensary sales continue to rise month-to-month. With out-of-state reciprocity, Hawaii welcomes mainland cannabis cardholders on the island who can use cannabis without penalty.

These numbers are expected to soar with the recent passage of legal adult-use cannabis through the Hawaii Senate in March 2023. If passed, SB 669 would legalize the possession, transfer, and transportation of up to 30 grams (about one ounce) of cannabis by adults aged 21 and older. The legislation also legalizes the home cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, including not more than three mature, flowering plants.

As of 2019, the state made it possible to get an electronic card, giving patients immediate access to medical marijuana products upon physician approval and card registration.

Qualifying Conditions

Hawaii has approved more than a dozen conditions that qualify residents for a 329 card for medicinal cannabis, including: 

Hawaii has strict conditions on the relationship between healthcare providers and their patients. The state mandates that it must be an “ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care, and treatment of a qualifying patient’s debilitating medical condition with respect to the medical use of cannabis.”

Never fear: Veriheal can set you up with a doctor who consults and reviews patient records for approval.

Along with having a qualified condition, medical cannabis patients must also meet other Hawaii State requirements for a medical cannabis card, including having a valid driver’s license or state identification card. The patients must also pay the $38.20 one-year registration fee in addition to the $199 Veriheal cost for physician consultation and certification approval. If you are not approved after a consultation with a doctor on Veriheal’s platform, you will be refunded in full.

Hawaii residents also have the option of paying a two-year registration fee, which makes the card valid for an additional year. 

Out-of-state patients can also acquire medical cannabis in the state of Hawaii with a valid medical marijuana card.

Application Process

Applications must be completed electronically for the Medical Cannabis Registry Program with the Hawaii Department of Health. You will need to create an account with a valid email address and upload the necessary documentation and pay the $38.50 application fee. For caregivers, a Caregiver Certification Form will need to uploaded.

Hawaii details in a disclaimer that any forged 329 cards will be confiscated. “Your card may be revoked & denied entry into a dispensary if a registration card is tampered, falsified, altered (in any way), modified, or allowing another person to use, tamper, falsify, alter (in any way), or modify a registration card,” reports the state.

Caregivers in Hawaii

Hawaii details precisely what a caregiver does, outlining that they assist friends or family since “some patients are too ill to grow their medical cannabis and a caregiver may be designated to grow medical cannabis on behalf of the patient and may be needed to assist the patient in obtaining their medical cannabis from the dispensary,” according to the state.

A caregiver must be at least 18 years of age, and the state of Hawaii only allows one caregiver per patient. All patients must designate the qualified caregiver they wish to represent them upon applying for a 329 card. 

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in Hawaii

Hawaii allows both a patient or caregiver to possess up to four ounces of cannabis at a time, equaling seven plants if personally cultivating. Additionally, out-of-state card holders can hold a certain amount of cannabis while on the island.  

However, the rules of caregiver cultivation are subject to change. 

According to the state website, “Caregivers will not be able to cultivate after December 31, 2023 unless there is no dispensary on the patient’s island, or the caregiver is the parent, guardian, or person having legal custody for a minor patient or an adult lacking legal capacity.”

How to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card with Veriheal

To renew your Hawaii medical marijuana card through Veriheal, you’ll need to schedule a renewal appointment with one of our physicians. They can confirm that you still need medical cannabis for your qualifying condition and help you with the renewal process. We will remind you when it’s almost time for your renewal appointment, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Department so we can assist you and apply a renewal discount for you.

How Long Does a Medical Marijuana Card Last in Hawaii?

A medical marijuana card in Hawaii is valid for one year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get medical marijuana in Hawaii?

Yes, medical marijuana is legal in Hawaii.

Veriheal can connect you with a certified physician who can approve you for medical marijuana treatment. Once you’re approved, you must fill out an online application to register with the state.

Hawaii allows both a patient or caregiver to possess up to four ounces of cannabis at a time, equaling seven plants if personally cultivating.

Yes, tourists can purchase medical marijuana in Hawaii — as long as they’re registered in their home state. Out-of-state patients can still access medical cannabis in the state of Hawaii. To obtain medical cannabis at a Hawaiian dispensary, patients must show their medical marijuana card and their valid state ID, driver’s license, or passport.

Once you’re approved by a doctor, online registration with the state costs $38.

With Veriheal, Hawaii residents can get a medical card starting at as low as $49.75. Patients must also pay an additional $38 fee to register with the state.

To qualify for medical marijuana in Hawaii, residents must be 18 or older and diagnosed with one of the following qualifying conditions: A chronic condition that produces cachexia, ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease, Cancer, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, Rheumatoid arthritis, Seizures characteristic of epilepsy, Severe and persistent muscle spasms characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis or Crohn’s disease, Severe nausea, and/or Severe pain.

Once you’re approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. You will then receive your card in about 1-2 weeks.

No, those with 329 (MMJ) cards cannot register firearms in Hawaii.

Data Last Updated 06/04/2024

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