Hawaii’s medical marijuana laws allow people who are suffering from debilitating medical conditions to have a chance at relief.
If you live in Honolulu, you might be wondering where you can find a doctor who’s approved by the state to suggest medical marijuana as a treatment for your debilitating condition. Many factors go into deciding whether or not to take the leap toward getting your MMJ card in Hawaii.
Hawaii doesn’t just hand out medical marijuana cards to anyone who asks for them. You must have a diagnosis for an approved chronic or debilitating disease, or another medical condition that produces symptoms that are similar in severity. Approved conditions and symptoms include:
If your condition or symptoms aren’t listed but you believe you’re experiencing side effects that are equally as severe as those above, talk to your doctor. The state’s Narcotics Enforcement Division of the Department of Public Safety will consider issuing you a medical marijuana card if you receive a recommendation from a licensed physician who’s registered with the state.
To become a medical cannabis patient in Hawaii, you’ll need to bring the following documents with you to your evaluation appointment:
Keep in mind that prescriptions for medical cannabis are still illegal under federal law, and your doctor’s recommendation is not an official prescription. You’ll still need to wait until you’re approved by the state and receive your medical marijuana card in the mail to purchase weed from a dispensary.
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