Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii

Updated on November 26, 2021. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Shatha Atiya.

To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Hawaii, patients must be diagnosed with one or more of the qualifying conditions listed on HRS-329.

The most recent list includes:

  1. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  2. Cancer
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Glaucoma
  6. Lupus 
  7. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  8. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  9. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Additionally, patients with a debilitating illness which causes or whose treatment leads to:

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program

With a cannabis certification from our Hawaii medical marijuana doctors, patients can apply for their Hawaii medical card.

The application involves filling out an application with the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) through the Hawaii DOH portal.

Before beginning the application, patients should have the following documents ready for upload:

  • A valid Hawaii ID, Hawaii driver’s license, or valid passport book
  • Patient/Caregiver/Grow site certification forms as applicable. (Patients get their patient certification form from the doctor if approved)
  • Finally, patients should have $38.50 ready to pay the non-refundable state registration fee.

After completing the online application, patients should submit it to their certifying Marijuana Doctor from QuickMedCards.

Once the doctor receives it, they’re going to submit the complete patient’s application to the Hawaii DOH for review and approval. Please note, only your certifying physician can submit your application to the Hawaii DOH.

The HI Department of Health receives, approves, and issues the Hawaii medical card. If approved, patients will receive their medical cards online. The marijuana patient card is valid for 1 year.

Who Qualifies for Medical Marijuana in Hawaii?

There are two different types of registrations 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, you must meet all of the following criteria in your registration category:

In-state Eligibility

  • Must be diagnosed with one or more of the qualifying conditions for a medical card in Hawaii.
  • Certified by a licensed physician or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Hawaii.
  • Valid Hawaii ID, Driver’s License, or Passport Book.

Out-of-state Eligibility

  • Must be certified in their home state as having one or more debilitating medical conditions recognized in Hawaii.
  • Have a valid medical marijuana card issued by the patient’s home state.
  • Valid state ID or Driver’s License from the patient’s home state.

Additional requirements for registration into the Hawaii Medical Cannabis Program:

  • All applicants must be eighteen (18) years or older to apply.
  • Patients younger than eighteen (18) years at the time of application must have a designated and registered ‘Approved Caregiver’ applying on their behalf.

* * You must have a recommendation from a licensed in-state marijuana physician before you start your application to receive your Hawaii Medical Marijuana ID Card. Find out more about getting certified for a medical card in Hawaii here.

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Where Can I Buy Medical Marijuana in Hawaii?

Patients should always carry their medical card and state ID when visiting the marijuana dispensary to buy their medicine.

With a Hawaii medical card, patients have access to the many licensed marijuana dispensaries in the state:

Kauai County

  • Green Aloha

Maui County

  • Pono Life Maui
  • Maui Grown Therapies

Honolulu County

  • Cure Oahu
  • Noa Botanicals
  • Aloha Green

Hawaii County

  • Hawaiian Ethos
  • Big Island Grown