A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii

For those who qualify, getting a medical marijuana card in Hawaii is quite a trouble-free process. Today, we’re giving you an easy-to-understand guide on how to get your medical cannabis card in the Aloha State, starting from finding the right doctor to submitting your application. Here’s how to do it in just four steps:

  1. Make an appointment with a qualified physician 
  2. Submit your application online
  3. Watch your application’s status
  4. Download/print your brand-new Hawaiian MMJ card
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How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii

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Who Can Get a Medical Card in Hawaii?

In Hawaii, you must be at least 18 years old, be an in-state resident, and have at least one qualifying medical condition to receive your medical card. 

Minors with qualifying conditions can also obtain their medical cards, though their parent or guardian must agree to be the primary caregiver and take care of all cannabis-related purchases, decisions, etc.

What Are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis in Hawaii?

To get your medical marijuana card in Hawaii, you must have at least one of the following medical conditions: 

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Lupus 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder 
  • The treatment of these conditions, or
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including those characteristics of epilepsy
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristics of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease

How-To Steps for Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii

1. Make an Appointment With a Qualified Physician 

In order to get your MMJ card in Hawaii, you have to start by making an appointment with a qualified physician. This physician will then evaluate you to see whether or not you have one of the qualifying conditions listed in Hawaii’s medical marijuana program. 

2. Submit Your Application Online

If your physician certifies that your medical conditions qualify, you will receive the necessary paperwork to then apply for your card online. Along with a physician’s certification, you will also need proof of residency and identification to be approved for your card. Submit all of this information to Hawaii’s Medical Cannabis Registry Program and cross your fingers!

3. Watch Your Application’s Status

From here, you’ll want to keep an eye on your application’s status online. This will let you know whether anything was incomplete, as well as if you have been approved or not. As soon the process is updated, your application’s status will reflect that. 

4. Download/Print Your Brand-New Hawaiian MMJ Card

If you get approved, you will receive an email detailing how to download and save your medical card to your phone, or how to print it out at home to have a physical copy. Both of these options are valid for medical patients; it just depends on preference. 

Now, the only thing left to do is purchase your own medical cannabis!