Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program

Legislators in 2000 approved Senate Bill 862, which allows for medical marijuana patients to possess three ounces of cannabis and seven plants.

Requirements For a Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii:

To apply for a medical marijuana card in Hawaii, you must meet the following criteria:

Legal Requirements:

  • You must be a resident of Hawaii, with proof of residency
  • You must obtain medical records that indicate you have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
  • You must meet with a licensed physician and receive a written recommendation for marijuana
  • You must obtain a medical marijuana card from the Narcotic Enforcement Division

Medical requirements:

Under Hawaii’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Any other chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition which produces for a specific patient one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient’s physician, such condition may reasonably be relieved by the medical use of marijuana: Cachexia, Severe pain, Severe nausea, Seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy, Persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis

How to Apply For a Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii:

  1. Have your physician request a written certification form from the Narcotics Enforcement Division of the Department of Public Safety.
  2. Send the completed certification form along with a copy of your photo ID and a check for the registration fee ($25 for the patient plus $25 for the caregiver, if any) to:

Narcotics Enforcement Division (NED)
3375 Koapaka St., Suite D-100
Honolulu, HI 96819

Renewal Requirements For Medical Marijuana Patients in Hawaii:

Patients must resubmit their applications and fees annually, including an updated physician’s statement, in order for their registration certificates to remain valid.