How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii

  • STEP 1:


    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.

  • STEP 2:


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

  • STEP 3:


    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 from which you can then download your registration card on the Hawaii DOH site. 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.

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The Status of Cannabis Legalization in Hawaii

Cannabis for recreational use is illegal in Hawaii but has been decriminalized and legalized for medical use. Small possession of under 3 grams is no longer a criminal offense under the decriminalization. Hawaii is renowned for its cannabis, which has developed many strains locally. Marijuana has been a component of Hawaiian culture for a long time, and some individuals are amazed that when it comes to legalizing marijuana, Hawaii does not lead the charge.

The medical program in Hawaii has been around for years. Medical marijuana patients are required to register electronically through a licensed caregiver with the State Department of Health (DOH). Registered medical cannabis patients and registered caregivers are allowed to grow up to four (4) ounces of usable cannabis, or 113.4 grams, and can grow up to ten (10) crops. Patients may appoint a caregiver to help with medical marijuana acquisition, cultivation and use. Patients and caregivers can make use of an affirmative action protection.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
    • Severe nausea
    • Severe pain
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease

Application Process

Electronically, applications must be presented. Patients must first establish an account and then log in to the Medical Marijuana Registry of the DOH, which requires an internet request, accompanying papers and a $38.50 fee. In addition, a verified caregiver must certify the medical condition of the patient and send a request to the DOH.

Patients can buy medical cannabis from state-regulated clinics. Hawaiian state law sets working hours for dispensaries as 8 a.m. By 8 p.m. Monday to Sunday.

Types of marijuana available in dispensaries

You’ll see a number of distinct flower types classified by their types ranging from powerful Indias to powerful Sativas and all in between. Each strain can have distinct impacts, so be sure to ask the budtender to help you select the finest cannabis. Strong Sativas strains are known for their overall elevated impacts of uplifting, energizing and head, while Indicas are known for their complete body highs and sedative impacts.

Other kinds of marijuana products will also be sold by dispensaries, including but not restricted to:

  • Edibles: Cannabis has been infusing food, candy or beverages. Warning: It can be very powerful. Be sure to verify the size of the serving before you enjoy and remember that the impacts may take up to an hour to reach you.
  • Transdermal Products (Topicals): Creams, lotions, and cannabis-infused massage oils. These goods are not psychoactive and are not going to get you high.
  • Seeds: Seeds you can use to grow your own crops of marijuana. Stores are going to have many distinct Indicas and Sativas strains.
  • Clones: Healthy seedlings ready to grow.

The law states that medical marijuana dispensaries are not allowed to sell butane-processed dabs and waxes. You may only consume marijuana in a private residence.

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