How to get a medical marijuana card...

How to get a Medical Marijuana Card, method one: First, see that you qualify. You can find that out by visiting our website (you are already here, so that should be easy), or by checking out the State of Hawaii Dept. of Health (DOH) website https://health.hawaii.gov/medicalcannabisregistry/providers/debilitating-medical-conditions/ and see if your diagnosis fits. Once you have done that, then make an appointment with us so that we can get you in to our next clinic on the island that you live on. After that, you go online to do your application with the DOH. This option is best if you want guidance on how to do the online application and you are confident in your computer skills and also want to save a bit of m money. Then, you wait for your card….

How to get a medical marijuana card, method two: First, see that you qualify (see above). Then, go online and fill out the DOH application. This option is best if you are confident that you know how to fill out the online forms, and don’t need any guidance. Then, contact us to make your appointment to see us on your island. Then, wait for your card.

How to get your medical marijuana card, method three: First, see that you qualify (see above). Then, come see us, and pay a little extra money for us to do all the online application for you. This option is best if you have no computer access, or don’t want to be bothered with doing the application. Of course, you then wait to get your card in the mail.

How to get your medical marijuana card, method four: See that you qualify (sorry to repeat); then, come see us on the island that you live (or, you can go to another island and see us at any clinic you choose); then, have your friend or family member do the application online with the DOH. This method is best if you want to save some money and also have a supportive person to help you out. Finally, wait for your card.

How to get your medical marijuana card, method five: If you have your cannabis card from another state, then you will soon (around June, 2019) be able to get your Hawaii temporary “visitor” card all online through the DOH website. Go to their website here: http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalcannabisregistry/travel/

How to get your caregiver a medical marijuana card: Follow the above methods, just be sure that the caregiver forms are filled out. Once you, as the patient, get their card, then your caregiver will also get one. Your caregiver will then be able to buy supplies from any dispensary in Hawaii, and also grow and process your plants for you.

Once you have your 329 card then you (or your caregiver) can grow your own plants, process them into various products, and also buy products from the dispensaries.

I hope this blog has been helpful to answer your question: “How to get a medical marijuana card”.

Matthew Brittain

Effective Change, LLC, 224 Kamehameha Ave. $207, Hilo, HI

Matthew Brittain, LCSW, DCSW is a mental health and substance abuse professional living on the Big Island of Hawaii, state of Hawaii. Specializing in the coordination of medical marijuana certification services since 2003, more that 4,000 patients have been certified over the years.