Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program

Legislators in 2000 approved Senate Bill 862, which allows for medical marijuana patients to possess four ounces of cannabis.

Home cultivation is permitted, and patients are allowed to grow up to a maximum of seven plants at any one time, regardless of their level of maturity.

Qualifying Conditions

Under Hawaii’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nausea
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seizures

How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii

To apply for a medical marijuana card in Hawaii, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a resident of Hawaii, with proof of residency
  • You have have a valid ID
  • You must obtain medical records that indicate you have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
  • You must meet with a licensed physician and receive a written recommendation for marijuana

Follow the below steps to apply for a card

Patient-initiated application

  1. Patient schedules an appointment with a certifying physician or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).
  2. An online account is created
  3. Applicant submits application to physician/ARPN
  4. Physician certifies patient’s medical condition
  5. DOH reviews and approves application, and emails a link to an e-card

Physician/ARPN-initiated application

  1. Patient schedules appointment with certifying physician/APRN
  2. Physician/APRN submits application for the patient
  3. DOH reivews applications and mails card to patient.

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Registration Process

In-State Patient Applications Video

Out-of-State Patient Applications Video

Renewal Requirements

Patients must resubmit their applications and fees annually, including an updated physician’s statement, in order for their registration certificates to remain valid. Patients are encouraged to renew their card 60 days prior to the expiration date of their current card.