Who qualifies for the Medical Marijuana Program in Hawaii?
Any legal resident of Hawaii suffering from a qualifying medical condition who has been given written certification by a licensed physician is eligible to apply for a medical marijuana “blue card.”
How do I apply?
You must make an appointment with a physician certified to recommend medical cannabis. Not all doctors are willing to recommend medical marijuana treatments. The recommending physician will have the necessary application form.
The licensed physician will give you a medical evaluation. The patient will be asked to fill out sections A, B, D, and E of the application form. The physician will be responsible for completing section C, and the physician will also be responsible for submitting the application to the Hawaii Department of Health.
What will I need to bring with me to the medical evaluation?
- Valid photo identification such as a Hawaii state driver’s license, identification card or valid passport
- Medical records for your qualifying condition
- If patient is under the age of 18, his or her legal guardian must be present with photo identification
The Hawaii Department of Health will review and confirm the information submitted in the certification. If approved, the registry certificate will be mailed to the requesting physician. The physician will then sign and issue the medical marijuana Blue Card to the patient. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.