Hawaii Medical Marijuana

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Qualifying 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

State Agency

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Program

Physician Certification

A licensed Physician or Advanced practice registered nurse that can certify the health condition can benefit from medical cannabis.

Eligible providers include:

  • Licensed Medical Doctor (M.D.), or Doctor of Ostepathy (D.O)
    • Must hold a valid license with authority to prescribe drugs
    • Must be registered with the Department of Public Safety to prescribe controlled substances
  • Licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (A.P.R.N)
    • Must have prescriptive authority
    • Must be registered with the Department of Public Safety to prescribe controlled substances

Marijuana Medicine Available

Flowers: YES

Concentrates: YES

CBD: YES

Edibles: NO

FAQ

How much cannabis can a patient have on hand?

The maximum allowable amount is 4 ounces.

Can an employer decide not to hire someone or decide to fire, or otherwise penalize or threaten that person, solely because the person is qualified to use medical cannabis?

No. An employer, however, may prohibit the use of intoxicating substances during work hours or discipline an employee for being intoxicated while at work as well as certain categories of work or positions.

What are my options as a patient if I have a qualifying medical condition and believe that medical cannabis would be the most effective treatment for my symptoms but my physician will not certify me for the medical cannabis program?

DOH cannot require physicians or APRNs to recognize cannabis as an appropriate medical treatment in general or for any specific patient, and cannot refer you to a different medical provider; any information we receive regarding providers that have, or will, certify patients for medical cannabis is being treated with the utmost level of confidentiality.

Can an employer decide not to hire someone or decide to fire, or otherwise penalize or threaten that person, solely because the person is qualified to use medical cannabis?

No. An employer, however, may prohibit the use of intoxicating substances during work hours or discipline an employee for being intoxicated while at work as well as certain categories of work or positions.

Does the law require health insurers to cover medical cannabis?

No. At this time health insurers are not required by law to cover medical cannabis.


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