Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program Info
The Hawaii Medical Cannabis Registry Program
Information posted from the Hawaii State Department of Health Medical Cannabis Registry Program at http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalcannabisregistry/
Information Hotline – Call (808) 733-2177and listen to general information about the program. If you are located on Hawaii, you can call (808) 974-4000, ext. 32177; Maui, call (808) 984-2400, ext. 32177; Kauai call (808) 274-3141, ext. 32177 – for toll free access to the Information Hot Line.
NOTE: Caller’s must wait for the dial tone before dialing ext. 32177. If you do not, you may be transferred to a random department within the state based on the timing of how you press the numbers 32177. The individuals in those departments will not be able to assist you.
If you wish to communicate with DOH, email email@example.com. We will respond as soon as humanly possible!
Registry Applicants – Please check your account at medmj.ehawaii.gov WEEKLY for registration status updates. Our average turnaround time for complete applications is fifteen (15) business days.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that “turnaround time” means the number of business days (sorry, we don’t work on weekends!) from the date that the Physician/APRN submits the electronic application to DOH to the date that DOH reviews the application and issues a 329 Card. Incomplete applications that are returned to either the patient or the physician for corrections are NOT in queue and it is the patient’s/physician’s responsibility to make the required corrections and resubmit within 30 days. Resubmitted applications have a new turnaround time frame based on the date it is resubmitted to DOH. All applications are reviewed/processed in the order received based on the date submitted/resubmitted.
If you see:
“Submitted to Physician/APRN“, your application has NOT been submitted to DOH by your physician/APRN. Please follow up with your physician/APRN.
“Submitted to DOH“, you application has been received by DOH, it has NOT been reviewed so it may NOT be complete. All applications are processed in the order received.
“Waiting for patient or waiting for physician/APRN“, your application was NOT complete and was returned electronically. Check the email you used to register to see what corrections are needed, make the corrections and resubmit. If you do NOT see a 329 Registration Number your card has not been issued, yet.
“Registration Number“, your 329 Card has been processed and issued – please allow ample time for postal delivery. Be sure to check the mailing address on your application to be sure there are NO ERRORS that may cause a postal deliver delay. Some VALID address have taken up to 30 days for delivery. If your mailing address is WRONG – please review Changes to Application Information and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Waiting for Activation“, your 329 Card has been processed and issued – but you have a current valid card – your new card will be mailed to you but will not become “Active” until your current valid card expires.
If you still have not received your 329 card in excess of 30 days since issuance, AND your mailing address is CORRECT, then email email@example.com.
Please remember that it is not the date you saw the physician/APRN, it is the date that the physician/APRN submits the application to DOH that triggers review and approval of your complete application. Incomplete applications will take longer and will re-enter the queue based on the date that YOU resubmit.
Renewal applicants, be advised that if you use a different valid ID to register (different than the one you used the prior year), your 329 card will take an additional 5 – 10 business days to process. If possible, use the same valid ID. If this is not possible, please be patient as staff will need to pull your prior records from storage to verify the renewal before we can issue your new 329 Card.
Replacement, Changes, and Voids – To request a replacement, change, or to void your 329 card, please download our change packet and guide.
MEDICAL CANNABIS LAWS, RULES, AND OTHER RELEVANT RESOURCES
Act 228 SLH 2000 – Hawaii’s initial Medical Use of Marijuana law.
Act 178 SLH 2013 – Makes several changes to the current law (such as: “adequate supply” of medical marijuana changes to 7 plants, regardless of maturity; useable marijuana changes to 4 oz; increase in registration fees from $25 to $35; and other changes) please read Act 178 for more information.
Act 241 SLH 2015 – Hawaii’s Dispensary law that paves the way for the establishment of dispensaries in the state of Hawaii and also amends other existing laws with respect to the medical use of marijuana.
Act 242 SLH 2015 – Adds non-discriminatory language to existing laws as they may pertain to the medical use of marijuana.
Chapter 11-160, HAR – DOH Administrative Rules for the medical use of marijuana.
HRS 329 Hawaii’s Uniformed Controlled Substances Act (see part IX – Medical Use of Marijuana).
HRS 329, Part IX Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Registry Law
HRS 329D Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Law
HRS328J Hawaii’s Smoke Free Law – all of which are directly applicable to smoking or vaping marijuana.