Cannabis for medical usewas signed into law in Hawaii by Gov. Ben Cayetano on June 14, 2000 and the law became effective on December 28, 2000.
The act removed state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess a signed statement from their physician affirming that he or she suffers from a debilitating condition and that the “potential benefits of medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks.”
The law establishes a mandatory, confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients.
Application information for the Hawaii medical marijuana registry is available by mail, phone, fax, and online from the address below. At the time of writing, there is a $25 charge for registration.
Narcotics Enforcement Division
3375 Koapaka Street, Suite D-100
Honolulu, HI 96819
Conditions Approved for Use of Medical Marijuana in Hawaii
- Positive status for HIV/AIDS
- A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease
- Other conditions are subject to approval by the Hawaii Department of Health.
Cannabis Quantities Allowed
- Possession/Cultivation: the amount of marijuana that may be possessed jointly between the qualifying patient and the primary caregiver is an “adequate supply,” which shall not exceed three mature marijuana plants, four immature marijuana plants, and one ounce of usable marijuana per each mature plant.
Full details of how to get a medical marijuana card in Hawaii.
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