How to get your 329 Card in Hawaii easily now

by | Nov 18, 2021 | Health & Relief

Getting your 329 card does not have to be a stressful and difficult experience. Thanks to the convenience of medical marijuana telemedicine* (Hawaii only does in-person visit, and only in Honolulu. Therefore we should reprase this), the online application process for a 329 card has never been easier.

Here at QuickMedCards.com, our key priority is putting patients before profit, and it is precisely that mentality that makes us want to provide you with the fastest, cheapest, and most reliable 329 card service in the state of Hawaii. All you have to do is tell us a bit about yourself, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Hawaii’s Medical Cannabis Program has been established through the governing powers of Act 228, beginning with the year 2000. For this purpose, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) runs the program, ensuring that medical cannabis is accessible for all qualifying Hawaii patients. In order to access medical cannabis in Hawaii, the DOH must issue a qualified patient with a 329 card. Once they have received the 329 card, they may legally purchase medical cannabis from various dispensaries in-state.

By following the simple process outlined below, you can kick start the hassle-free application process to get your 329 card in Hawaii. First things first though, it is important to know that you need to qualify for medical marijuana in Hawaii. We have detailed the qualifying conditions and patient requirements for the process below. Read on for all the information you will need to know for the 329 card application process.

Once you’ve done that, simply fill out the information form and sign up with our service.

Requirements for Medical Marijuana In Hawaii

There are two different types of registration for the Hawaii Medical Cannabis Program. These are:

  • In-state Patient Application (ISP) – for residents of Hawaii
  • Out-of-state Patient Application (OSP) – for short term visitors in Hawaii

To be eligible for the program, a patient must meet all of the following conditions:

In-State EligibilityOut-of-state Eligibility
Must be diagnosed with one or more debilitating medical conditions recognized in Hawaii.Must be certified in their “home” state as having one or more debilitating medical conditions recognized in Hawaii.
Certified by a licensed physician or Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Hawaii.Have a valid medical marijuana card issued by the patient’s home state.
Valid Hawaii ID, Driver’s License, or Passport Book.Valid state ID or Driver’s License from the patient’s home state.
Requirements for registration into the Hawaii Medical Cannabis Program

Qualifying Medical Conditions for Hawaii Medical Cannabis

To qualify for the Hawaii Medical Cannabis Program, a qualified doctor must diagnose a patient with one or more of the following medical conditions:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Lupus
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Cachexia or severe wasting syndrome
  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures including those typical of epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including those specific to Multiple Sclerosis or Crohn’s Disease

How to apply for your 329 card in Hawaii

Sign up with QuickMedCards

The first step in the registration process for the Hawaii Medical Cannabis program is getting certified by a licensed doctor for your qualifying medical condition. Our warmhearted doctors here at QuickMedCards are well-informed about the specifications of Hawaii medical marijuana and are ready to give you the right prescription for your well-being. Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Fill out the information form and sign up.
  2. Upload your identification document. For example:
    • Hawaii ID
    • Valid Hawaii Driver’s License
    • Passport book
  3. Upload your relevant medical records.

Book an appointment with a qualified medical marijuana doctor in Hawaii/ Honolulu

After signing up and uploading the required documents, book an appointment with any of our qualified marijuana doctors in Hawaii. It is important to note that the Hawaii DOH requires that you have a face-to-face appointment with your doctor. Because of this, you will need to visit the doctor’s office for your evaluation, so choose a doctor that is close to your area. *We only have a doctor in Honolulu.

Attend your Marijuana Evaluation and Get Certified by your Doctor

On the day of your appointment, see your doctor and discuss why you might qualify for medical marijuana. Then, if you are approved, the doctor will certify that your condition will benefit from medical cannabis. Finally, you will now be able to register through the Medical Cannabis Registry. Also, while you’re there, feel free to ask your doctor any questions regarding the Hawaii Medical Cannabis Program.

Fill out the online application form

Access the Medical Cannabis Registry and fill out the online application form through the portal. In the meantime, have the following documents ready for upload:

  • Valid Hawaii ID, Valid Hawaii Driver’s License, or Valid Passport Book
  • Patient/Caregiver/Grow site certification forms as applicable. (You will get your patient certification form from the doctor if approved)

Pay the Application fee

Following your registration, pay the non-refundable, $38.50 charge to complete your online application ($35 is the application fee + $3.50 the portal administration fee).

Additionally, you can pay this fee in different ways. For example, with your credit or debit card, or direct withdrawal from a savings or checking account.

Submit your online application to your certifying Marijuana Doctor

Finally, submit your application to your marijuana doctor from QuickMedCards. Once they have received it, they will certify your condition. Moreover, they’re going to submit your application to the Hawaii DOH for review and approval. To clarify, only your certifying physician can submit your application to the Hawaii DOH.

The Department of Health receives, approves, and issues a 329 registration card

In conclusion, if approved you will receive your 329 Hawaii Card online that will be valid for one year.

Hawaii Marijuana Laws

Even after you have your 329 card in Hawaii, the Medical Cannabis Program may not protect you from certain violations. Therefore, it is important to take note of the rules and regulations to enjoy complete legal protection. Below are some important things to consider after getting your Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii:

  1. Acquiring, possessing, cultivating, using, distributing or transporting cannabis in public places is prohibited. These include but are not limited to:
  • Public parks and beaches
  • Recreation and youth centers
  • School grounds
  • In a moving vehicle including school and public buses
  • In the workplace

2. Also, weed should be transported in a sealed container. This is to ensure that it is not visible to the public.

3. Certainly, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal in Hawaii.

4. Above all, you cannot transport medical weed across islands in Hawaii (Inter-island transport).

Important information about Medical Marijuana in Hawaii

Is weed legal in Hawaii?

Medical marijuana is legal for qualified patients with a 329 card in Hawaii. As a result, they enjoy full legal protection. In addition, they have access to Hawaii marijuana dispensaries. However, recreational weed is still considered illegal.

How much medical marijuana can I possess?

Qualified patients can possess up to 4 ounces of usable medical marijuana within a 15 day period.

Can I grow my own Medical Marijuana?

Yes. Patients or caregivers can grow their own medical cannabis. Yet, they should not exceed 10 plants at any stage of maturity. Furthermore, they must state in their application that they intend to grow cannabis. Above all, they can only grow cannabis on their own property, where children must not be present.

How can I be a caregiver in Hawaii?

Parents or legal guardians can register as caregivers for minors who qualify for the medical cannabis program. Moreover, qualified patients may designate a caregiver to help them with their medical weed.

Equally important, you must register with the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program to become a caregiver. Therefore, you must be over 18 years of age.

Further, caregivers may only have one patient. But, they may be exempted if the patient is a minor.

To become a caregiver in Hawaii, you must agree to the following conditions:

  • Firstly, you must agree to undertake responsibility for managing the well-being of the qualifying patient concerning the medical use of cannabis.
  • Secondly, you can grow cannabis on behalf of the patient if designated.
  • Finally, you may transport (but not inter-island) medical cannabis on behalf of the qualifying patient.

Is a caregiver allowed use medical cannabis?

No. Caregivers may not use marijuana. This applies even if they have a 329 card.

Can I get a 329 card in Hawaii if I’m under 18?

Patients under eighteen (18) must have a designated caregiver. Most importantly, the caregiver must be the legal parent or guardian and be registered with the Hawaii DOH.

What are the charges involved with applying for a 329 card in Hawaii?

Patients must pay a non-refundable application fee of $38.50. This includes $35 as the application fee plus a $3.50 charge for the portal admission fee. Also, QuickMedCards charges $149 for the doctor’s appointment. We pride ourselves on offering the lowest prices in the state.

For how long is the 329 card valid or can I renew my 329 card in Hawaii?

The Hawaii 329 card is valid for one year. In-state patients can renew their card 60 days before expiry.

Does Hawaii accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards?

Yes. However, patients with out-of-state mmj cards must meet the eligibility requirements mentioned earlier. Moreover, they must make an application for a temporary 329 card. Above all, Hawaii only recognizes state-issued med cards. Therefore, med cards issued by private entities will be denied during the application.

Is CBD legal in Hawaii?

Unfortunately, CBD is not legal in any form in Hawaii.

Where can I buy medical weed in Hawaii?

The Hawaii Department of Health also oversees the Medical Cannabis Dispensary Program. Thankfully, there are a lot of Hawaii dispensaries that are licensed for Medical Marijuana sale.

Most importantly, when visiting the dispensary to buy your medicine, remember to carry your state-issued ID. For example, your Hawaii ID, Driver’s License, or passport book. Also, most importantly, make sure to carry your 329 card.

Below is a list of licensed Hawaii dispensaries:

Honolulu County

  • Aloha Green
  • Cure Oahu
  • Noa Botanicals

Kauai County

  • Green Aloha

Maui County

  • Maui Grown Therapies
  • Pono Life Maui

Hawaii County

  • Hawaiian Ethos
  • Big Island Grown

Places to visit in Hawaii after enjoying your medicine

After taking your medical cannabis, it’s time to say aloha to pain and aloha to newfound relief. The beautiful tropical island state of Hawaii has a lot to offer and it’s about time you begin to enjoy it. Here are a few places you can visit after your dose of mary jane. Whether you want to lay back and relax or start a new adventure, Hawaii has a little spot for everyone.

Challenge yourself and hike Diamond Head, Honolulu

We know. Hiking might sound tiresome and sweaty, and it does involve a lot of preparation. That being said, Diamond Head offers a relatively easy hike with a remarkable reward: Spectacular views of Honolulu from the crater’s summit. Go even further, you will catch a glimpse of the historic Diamond Head Lighthouse. Diamond Head is believed to have last erupted about 150,000 years ago, so there’s no need to be afraid. This hike will certainly leave you refreshed and looking forward to the many treasures that life has to offer.

Take a stroll on Lanikai Beach, Kailua

Hawaii is famed for its beautiful scenery, calm waters, and relaxing beaches. Lanikai Beach does justice for this fame. Take off your shoes and let your toes sink in the soft sand on the beach. Meanwhile, enjoy the turquoise waves steadily sweep the gorgeous shore. In the same vein, take a deep breath and relax. You can take this time to reflect and even meditate. If you are in the mood to take a dip in the enchanting waters, you should also consider snorkeling. You will be amazed at the diversity of the deep-sea wildlife.

Visit the Wailua Falls

This majestic double waterfall is one of the most accessible waterfalls in Hawaii. You don’t even need to hike to enjoy the great views of the falling waters and birds soaring above. Yet, if you are feeling adventurous, you could take a hike down to get to the pool below. Once you are there, take a swim across to the back of the waterfall and you will be treated to a totally different and immersive experience. Remember to also take your camera for the ever-lasting memories you will greatly cherish.