How the Program Works

Although state residency is not a requirement of the Medical Cannabis Registry Program, the Program was designed to serve qualifying individuals that reside in the state of Hawaii and all protections afforded under part IX, chapter 329, Hawaii Revised Statutes are only applicable in areas that fall within Hawaii state jurisdiction.

Click on the link if you would like more information about Travelling & Out of State Patient process.

Determine if you are eligible.

  1. Do you have a debilitating medical condition as identified in the law?
  2. Do you have a physician willing to certify your condition and assist you with the application process? If not, you may contact the Drug Policy Forum (DPF). The DPF is compiling a third party list of physicians that may be able to assist you. For the time being, you can email
  3. Do you have a valid ID (driver’s license, state ID or passport book)?
    1. Minors – If the minor has a passport book, this is the preferred ID type or if they are 10+ years of age a state ID is also recommended/preferred. Birth certificates are acceptable for all minors however it must include the unique number on the minor’s birth certificate issued by a state of the United States.


Submit an application and make payment. See Registration Information.

Request replacement card when the information on your card changes. See Changes to your 329 Card


Follow program rules and the law.

  1. One caregiver per patient; one patient per caregiver.
  2. One grow site per registered patient.
  3. No more than 10 cannabis plants, jointly between a registered patient and caregiver (ALL plants must be tagged).
  4. No more than 4 ounces of usable cannabis, jointly between a registered patient and caregiver.
  5. Do not use medical cannabis in a way that endangers the health or well-being of another person.
  6. Do not use medical cannabis for purposes other than medical use as permitted by law.
  7. Do not use medical cannabis in any moving vehicle, at any work place, on any school grounds, or in any other public place (including public parks, beaches, recreation centers).
  8. Put a tag or other identification maker with the 329 Card Number AND Expiration Date at the base of every medical cannabis plant so they can be more easily identified as legal. In the recently approved DOH Administrative Rules, “the person who has been designated to cultivate cannabis shall have a legible identification tag on each cannabis plant being cultivated for the qualifying patient”. All plants must be tagged accordingly. Read Tagging Guidelines.


Renew your Registration Card Annually

  1. Renew up to 60 days before expiration to avoid lapse in protection.



  1. 329 is a reference to MEDICAL Cannabis as opposed to 420 which is a reference to RECREATIONAL Cannabis.
  2. 329 Card = Registration Card = Medical Cannabis Registration Card
  3. COMPLETE applications are processed in the order received. It is in everyone’s best interest to be accurate, consistent, and complete when submitting an Application Packet.
  4. 329 Cards are issued based on the information provided in the application packet. Changes to this information after the card has been issued may require a payment of $16.50 and the appropriate change forms.





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