standard-title Hawaii Medical Marijuana

Hawaii Medical Marijuana

Hawaii Medical Marijuana

On June 14, 2000, Governor Ben Cayetano, signed Senate Bill 862 into law, after it was approved by the House 32-18, and the Senate 13-12. Effective December 28, 2000, the senate bill removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana, by patients who posses a signed statement from their physicians, affirming that he or she is diagnosed with a debilitating condition, and the “potential benefits of medical  use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks.” The law mandates a mandatory, confidential state-run patient registry, to issue identification cards to qualified patients.


Department of Health

Medical Marijuana Program

4348 Waialae Avenue #648

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Phone: 808-733-2177


Website: Hawaii Medical Marijuana Registry Program


Note from State, on sources for medical marijuana

“[A]s a registered program participant, and assuming that you indicated your intent to grow your own supply of medical marijuana on your application, you are allowed to grow an ‘adequate supply’ of medical marijuana, not to exceed seven (7) plants and posses no more than 4oz of usable marijuana jointly between a registered patient and caregiver… Act 241 was signed into law on July 14, 2015… [tentatively on] July 15, 2016 – and not sooner, licensed dispensaries may begin dispensing from 8 AM – 8 PM and closed Sunday and state/federal holidays,” Growing Medical Marijuana [Accessed March 01, 2016]  

The Hawaii Patient Registry fee is $35. The Hawaii Marijuana Registry is mandatory, and does NOT accept other state’s registry cards.

The State of Hawaii has a legalized medical marijuana program, which allows patients to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from a certified physician, and apply for a state-issued Hawaii Medical Marijuana ID Card, permitting the patient to grow and/or purchase marijuana for medicinal use, as per Hawaii state guidelines. 

Since the Hawaii medical marijuana program is still changing their laws and new Hawaii medical marijuana laws are being enacted on a regular basis, please be sure to visit our site frequently to get the most updated laws as it pertains to the Hawaii medical marijuana program. Please click a corresponding link to find out more about Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Program. We have compiled the following Hawaii medical marijuana index of information to serve as a medical library to our users for legal reference of Hawaii’s laws, guidelines and program details regarding medical cannabis use in Hawaii.

Please note: In order to become a legal medical marijuana patient you must first have a qualifying condition as outlined by the department of health services and/or department of justice. For a comprehensive list of Hawaii’s qualifying medical marijuana conditions, please visit our qualifying conditions section located on the top of our menu under “legal states”.


On June 25, 2013, House Bill 668, was amended, establishing a medical marijuana registry fund to pay for the program, and transferring the program from the Department of Public Safety, to the Department of Public Health, by no later than January 01, 2015.  
On January 02, 2015, the Senate Bill 642, was amended, defining “adequate supply” as seven cannabis plants total, regardless of maturity. It further stipulates that medical marijuana recommendations may only be made by the qualifying patient’s primary care physician.
On July 14, 2015, Act 241 was amended, adding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the list of qualifying medical conditions, and to create and regulate a statewide dispensary system for medical marijuana. 

“The department shall issue eight dispensary licenses statewide…
A dispensary licensee may establish up to two retail dispensing locations… 
A qualifying patient or primary caregiver… shall be allowed to purchase no more than four ounces of marijuana within a consecutive period of fifteen days…”


According to Hawaii regulations, the maximum amount of marijuana that may be possessed jointly by the qualifying patient and the primary caregiver, is defined as an “adequate supply”, not to exceed the amount of 7 plants total, and no more than four ounces of usable marijuana collectedly held by the registered patient and caregiver.



Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Hawaii in our definitive guide of Hawaii’s qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Hawaii’s medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.


Read Hawaii’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Hawaii’s exact legal guidelines without interpretation. We suggest that you print Hawaii’s Full Medicinal Marijuana Laws for use with our MyDoc program in order to provide your physician full insight into Hawaii’s laws for his knowledge.


Find out how to obtain a{n} Hawaii Medical Marijuana Card with our guide to Hawaii’s state medicinal marijuana ID program. Some states require that you obtain your card prior to obtaining your medicine, so read here first to ensure that you know Hawaii’s requirements.


Our list of Hawaii Medical Marijuana Facts will help you seperate the facts from the myths in Hawaii’s state program. Find out the truth from the leading source in marijuana education.