Medical Marijuana Conditions for Hawaii - Are You Eligible?
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Hawaii
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Hawaii - Qualifying Conditions:
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Hawaii are as follows (Updated February 10, 2020).
MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONDITIONS FOR HAWAII - QUALIFYING CONDITIONS
The Hawaii Department of Health is responsible for administering two distinct but related medical cannabis programs. Both the Medical Cannabis Registry Program and the Medical Cannabis Dispensary Program are designed to ensure medical cannabis is accessible for Hawaii’s patients, while making patient safety and public safety its ultimate priorities.
The Medical Cannabis Registry Program was created by Act 228 (Session Laws of Hawaii 2000), and is codified in the Hawaii Revised Statutes at part IX, Chapter 329, HRS.
The Medical Cannabis Dispensary Program was created by Act 241 (Session Laws of Hawaii 2015), and is codified in the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) at Chapter 329D, HRS.
If you are planning on acquiring medical cannabis from a dispensary, you must have 1) your valid 329 card, and 2) valid state ID, valid state driver’s license, or valid passport book (not passport card) on your person to gain entry.
ELIGIBLE DEBILITATING MEDICAL CONDITIONS - MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONDITIONS FOR HAWAII
As defined in section 121 of HRS-329 , a qualifying debilitating medical condition includes:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (added effective December 19, 2017 as per the petition process)
- Lupus (added effective June 29, 2017 as per Act 041, SHL 2017)
- Epilepsy (added effective June 29, 2017 as per Act 041, SHL 2017)
- Multiple Sclerosis (added effective June 29, 2017 as per Act 041, SHL 2017)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (added effective June 29, 2017 as per Act 041, SHL 2017)
- Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (added effective July 1, 2015 as per Act 241, SLH 2015)
- “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 characteristic of epilepsy
- Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease
- Act 241, SHL 2015 – Hawaii’s Dispensary Legislation, added post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a new condition effective July 1, 2015
- Act 041, SHL 2017 added lupus, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis effective June 29, 2017
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) was added in 2017 through the petition process.
- In the DOH Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-160, HAR, a process for department approved conditions has been outlined. See Petition Process for more information.
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