Frequently Asked Questions
What is the medical cannabis process in the State of Hawaii?
Hawaii law requires all qualified patients to be registered with the Medical Marijuana Registry Program. The registration process begins when an appropriately licensed physician certifies that the patient has a health condition that can benefit from medical marijuana. The patient is registered when the Department of Health (DOH) issues a 329 Registration Card. The DOH's goal is to issue the patient’s 329 Registration Card in a timely manner.
Certification lasts for one year from the date issued for both patients and primary caregivers. Qualifying patients may begin the renewal process 60 days before the expiration on their current 329 card.
For more information, visit the Department of Health's marijuana registry webpage.
What documents do I need to bring to my evaluation with Advance Practice?
Please bring with you to your appointment any previous documentation from a physician regarding your condition. Note that when you apply online to the DOH's Medical Marijuana Registry you will also need a copy of your valid photo I.D. (driver’s license, state ID or passport) and pay the registration fee of $38.50 via a debit card or credit card.
Will you accept insurance?
What conditions can medical cannabis be
Unfortunately no, insurance is not accepted for medical marijuana evaluations.
A variety of conditions can be treated such as the following:
• Chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition
• Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
• Severe pain
• Severe nausea
• Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
• Severe and persistent muscle spasms (ie. Multiple Sclerosis)
• Crohn's disease