WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2018, 10:00 – 12:00 (noon)

Department of Health (DOH) will hold a public hearing for the proposed amendment and compilation of chapter 11-160, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Medical Use of Cannabis. The proposed rule amendments would:

  • Establish the procedures and requirements for qualifying out-of-state patients and their caregivers to register with the DOH for the medical use of cannabis while visiting Hawaii
  • Allow for the extension of registration for chronic debilitating medical conditions
  • Allow up to two parents to be primary caregivers to a minor qualifying patient
  • Allow a parent primary caregiver to have more than one patient in certain circumstances
  • Allow a bona fide physician/APRN-patient relationship to be continued via telehealth

Click the links to view the Notice of Public Hearing and the Proposed Rule Amendments

Patient/Caregivers: Information about the registration process, registration cards, growing medical cannabis, and information for caregivers >>>>> Physicians/APRNs: Learn about your rights as a physician, licensing and registration, patient registration procedures, and debilitating medical conditions >>>>> Law Enforcement: Information for law enforcement on individual and grow site verification, designated officers and information access for law enforcement >>>>>

Photos courtesy of Loren Shaw

Medical Cannabis Registry Program

Remember, all support staff are doing their best to assist you. Your professional and respectful interaction with them is greatly appreciated!

If you wish to communicate with DOH, email We will respond as soon as humanly possible!

Information Hotline – Call (808) 733-2177and listen to general information about the program. To speak to staff, please follow the prompts. If you are located on Hawaii, you can call (808) 974-4000, ext. 32177; Maui, call (808) 984-2400, ext. 32177; Kauai call (808) 274-3141, ext. 32177 – for toll free access to the Information Hot Line.

Due to having limited staff available and maintaining our current turnaround time, we will only be taking patient calls on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12:30 – 3:30p (HST).

NOTE: Caller’s must wait for the dial tone before dialing ext. 32177. If you do not, you may be transferred to a random department within the state based on the timing of how you press the numbers 32177. The individuals in those departments will not be able to assist you.

Be A Good Neighbor!

Medical Cannabis impacts more than just patients in the state of Hawaii. Everyone has a part to play and the Department of Health encourages registered patients to be mindful of how their use of cannabis may impact others around them. Click here to read more general information about the Medical Cannabis Registry Program.

It’s NOT okay to drive a motor vehicle when under the influence of medical cannabis.