Only state-licensed physicians registered with the Department of Public Safety can recommend medical marijuana and issue written certifications to qualifying cannabis patients in Hawaii. Qualifying marijuana patients can visit their healthcare providers in person or via telemedicine for consultations.
Yes. Per Section 329-123 of the Hawaii Medical Use of Cannabis Act, patients with qualifying medical conditions must visit licensed physicians to obtain written certifications for medical cannabis. This rule also applies to qualifying patients who are minors.
Under Hawaii’s medical marijuana laws, only state-licensed Medical Doctors (MDs), Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs), and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) may recommend medical cannabis. They must hold valid licenses and be registered with the Department of Public Safety to recommend controlled substances.
Yes. Hawaii Medical Cannabis Registry Program provides a list of certified medical practitioners who can issue written certifications to qualifying patients in the state. The Hawaii medical marijuana doctors’ list contains the names, credentials, addresses, and contact information of certified medical marijuana providers in the state.
Qualifying patients can begin their search for Hawaii medical marijuana doctors using the Medical Provider Contact list. The list provides licensed physicians' addresses and phone numbers in different parts of the state.
Yes, medical cannabis patients in Hawaii can schedule appointments with their physicians online. Telehealth is convenient and reduces patients' exposure to illnesses. The Hawaii Medical Use of Cannabis Act, Section 329-126b, permits licensed physicians to issue certifications through marijuana telemedicine after initial in-person consultations.
The maximum amount of medical cannabis that Hawaii marijuana doctors may recommend for patients is 4 ounces.