Hawaii Medical Marijuana Card Renewal

Renewal For Hawaii Medical Marijuana Card Online

How to Renew Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii in 2024


Contact your medical provider to get a re-certification: Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to obtain a medical cannabis recertification. Your provider may offer telehealth option, which can save you the stress of physically visiting the provider's office


Complete your application on the Hawaii Medical Cannabis Portal: Visit the state's medical marijuana registry and log in to your profile. Fill out or update the online application information and upload the required documents, such as a clear copy of your valid ID. Submit the applicable fee payment


Wait for approval: Typically, your card will be available in a few business days. Download and print the card from your profile on the medical marijuana registry

Does Hawaii Allow Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Online?

Hawaii medical marijuana card renewal may be completed online via the medical marijuana registry. Follow these steps to complete the process online:

  • Schedule an appointment with your certifying medical provider: This is a requirement to re-certify that you are eligible to use medical cannabis in Hawaii. Since this is a renewal application, you are allowed to use telehealth appointments to obtain a re-certification if the option is available from your provider
  • Create an online account with a valid email address on the medical marijuana registry
  • Fill out the online application and provide supporting documents such as a valid Hawaii driver's license and a grow site certification form, if applicable
  • Pay the relevant renewal application fee
  • Submit your renewal application online to your medical provider
  • Your medical provider will certify your medical condition and submit your application to the state Department of Health for review and approval

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.

How Often Do You Have to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card in Hawaii?

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 are renewing with the same healthcare provider as in the previous year; and
  • The healthcare provider states that your condition is chronic; and
  • The medical provider agrees that a 2-year registration is in your best interest

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.

Do You Need a Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Doctor in Hawaii?

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.

Per Hawaii Department of Health rules:

  • All certifying physicians are required to have Valid Hawaii Medical License Numbers and Valid Hawaii Controlled Substance License Numbers
  • All certifying APRNs must have Valid Registered Nurse License Numbers and Valid Hawaii Controlled Substance License Numbers

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.

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Cost

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.

Where to Do Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Near Me in Hawaii

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.

Can I Use a Medical Marijuana Card from Another State in Hawaii?

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.

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