You can submit a renewal application for a Hawaii medical marijuana card 60 days before your current 329 registration card expires. You will get a renewal notification via email 60 days before the expiry of the current card. The renewal application process is similar to the initial Hawaii medical marijuana card application process. You can submit your renewal application to your healthcare provider if you do not have an online account with the Hawaii medical marijuana registry. When the application is approved, you will be sent a physical Hawaii medical marijuana card via United States postal mail if you do not have an online account.
Hawaii medical marijuana card renewal may be completed online via the medical marijuana registry. Follow these steps to complete the process online:
Note that an incomplete application will be returned to you (electronically) for corrections and re-submission via the registry. Once you receive an approval notification via email, you may access your profile on the registry to download your electronic medical marijuana card.
Depending on the type of card obtained, you will need to renew your Hawaii medical marijuana card annually or biennially. The Hawaii Department of Health allows medical marijuana patients to obtain 1- or 2-year cards depending on certain conditions. You may be eligible for a 2-year renewal if:
You should consult with your medical provider before applying for a 2-year renewal to ensure that the medical provider recommends a 2-year renewal.
Yes, you need a medical provider who is either a physician or an advanced registered practice nurse to issue you a certification each time you need to renew your Hawaii medical marijuana card. The physician or ARPN must maintain a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the patient before they may legally issue medical cannabis recommendations to them.
To find medical providers approved to issue medical cannabis certifications in Hawaii, check the non-exhaustive list of medical providers provided on the DOH website.
The renewal fee for a Hawaii medical marijuana card for a 1-year registration is $38.50, while a 2-year registration may be renewed for $77. This fee is payable with a debit card, credit card, or direct withdrawal from a savings or checking account. Note that an additional $3.50 portal administration fee may apply when making payment on the medical marijuana registry. The renewal fee is nonrefundable regardless of the outcome of the application. The renewal fee for an out-of-state patient is $49.50.
In addition to the standard renewal fee for a card, you will be charged a consultation fee by your medical provider when getting a re-certification for medical marijuana use in Hawaii. You can expect to pay between $150 and $200 for a consultation.
Although some clinics or doctors offer to help patients submit their applications to the Hawaii Department of Health, such services are not required. Patients can submit their applications online by themselves via the Hawaii medical marijuana registry.
Hawaii permits out-of-state patients with medical marijuana cards from their states to participate in the Hawaii medical marijuana program by obtaining OSP cards. OSP (out-of-state patient) cards are valid for no more than 60 days, and patients may not renew them more than once in a calendar year. Note that your medical condition must also be listed as a qualifying condition under the Hawaii medical marijuana program before you may be issued a Hawaii OSP card.