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Hawaii’s residents are some of the most liberal when it comes to their beliefs on marijuana policy — nearly 70 percent of voters in Hawaii said in 2012 that people caught with small amounts of cannabis shouldn’t be sent to jail. That could be why the state was the first to make moves toward legalizing it.
If you’re looking for a registered, trustworthy physician to go to for a medical marijuana recommendation, consider these factors as well.
Like other states that have legalized marijuana medically, Hawaii has a list of conditions that automatically qualify for a medical marijuana card.
If you’re suffering from one of these symptoms or conditions, you might receive a recommendation for cannabis treatment from your doctor:
While patients with these conditions and symptoms are approved for medical marijuana use, they aren’t the only ones. If you’re suffering from another disease or side effects that are equally as severe as those of the conditions listed above, you can still try to be approved for a card with a recommendation from your doctor. The state will handle these requests on a case-by-case basis.
When you go to your medical marijuana evaluation appointment, remember to bring the following documents along with you:
Once you’re approved by the state, you’ll receive your medical cannabis card in the mail and can start visiting dispensaries to purchase your medicine. You can also grow up to seven of your own marijuana plants at once, but only three of them can be mature at a time. Each mature plant can also only have an ounce of buds.
Making sure you’re going to a legitimate, reputable medical cannabis physician is perhaps the most important step of the process. For those who live in Kaunakakai, we recommend checking out Effective Change LLC on Moloka’i. The practice has multiple locations throughout Hawaii and is well-respected in the industry for providing excellent customer service and exams.