Medical Marijuana – Guides & Resources
Our 2013 poll found that 81% of Hawaii voters support the medical cannabis program, and that 78% also support the establishment of dispensaries and compassion centers to assist sick and dying patients to acquire their medicine. Until Hawaii has a dispensary system in place, and a legal way for patients and caregivers to acquire medical marijuana, the Drug Policy Action Group (the lobbying arm of DPFH) will remain vigilant and active at the Hawaii State Legislature.
- 11/2013: The Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii has published a “frequently asked questions” document on the new bills passed in 2013 and the recent Hawaii Supreme Court decision on patient travel within the state and medical marijuana. You can visit www.mcchi.org for more details and to monitor the issue, or see the document (PDF, 5 pages) here: http://dpfhi.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/7_1mmjfaq_final.pdf
- DPFH’s Guide to Hawai’i’s Medical Marijuana Law for Physicians, Patients and Caregivers, Second Edition (August 2008). Note that in 2013, two bills were passed to improve the Hawaii Medical Marijuana program, but these do not take effect until January, 2015. Until these go into effect, the information in this guide is still current. (PDF)
- The Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii – a project of the Drug Policy Action Group.
- February, 2010 report of the Medical Cannabis Working Group, a hui of medical cannabis patients, caregivers, physicians and advocates for civil rights, public health, and drug policy reform, who were tasked with researching and documenting, for the legislative record, the state of Hawaiiʻs Medical Cannabis program.: “Medical Cannabis Working Group Report to the Hawai’i State Legislature”, a 35-page report.
- MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL – ACT 228 (PDF) The actual text of the law as it was passed by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1999.
- Administrative rules (PDF): Chapter 23-202, Hawai’i Administrative Rules for Medical Use of Marijuana, adopted December 14, 2000. These are the procedures that the Narcotics Enforcement Division must follow in administering the medical use of marijuana program.
- Hawaii Medical Marijuana Patient Application Form (Physician certification required)
- Hawaii Medical Marijuana Patient Change Form (Physician certification required)