MEDMJ, the Hawaii State Department of Health Medical Cannabis Registry application, has now been expanded to include registration of out-of-state patients. In addition, all out-of-state and most in-state patients can obtain their 329 Medical Cannabis Card electronically, 24/7.
For new out-of-state patients, registration is completed in 4 easy steps: 1) verify that you have both a valid Medical Cannabis card from another U.S. state or territory, and either a valid driver’s license or state ID from the same state, 2) create an eHawaii.gov account, and 3) complete the application up to 60 days prior to the planned Hawaii visit. Once approved by the Hawaii State Department of Health, 4) return to the site to view and download your Medical Cannabis card for Hawaii. The Hawaii card is good for up to 60 days and out-of-state patients may apply for 2 cards per calendar year.
All out-of-state patients, and all in-state patients who create their applications online, can obtain their 329 cards by logging into their account and downloading a copy, once approved by the Hawaii State Department of Health. This will expedite delivery of registration cards to patients – no need to wait until cards are printed and mailed.
“The electronic registration cards contain the same verifiable information as the hard copy cards that we have issued since 2015, but we’ve taken a major step forward to modernize the process and improve the patient experience,” said Peter Whiticar, chief of the Harm Reduction Services Branch of the Department of Health. “We can now, for the first time, invite qualified out-of-state patients to apply up to 60 days prior to their visit to Hawaii and get their cards online prior to arrival.”
The Department of Health Medical Cannabis Registry service was created in partnership with Hawaii Information Consortium, the official Internet portal manager of eHawaii.gov.
About the Hawaii State Department of Health
The Hawaii Department of Health protects the health and environment of the people of Hawaii. Among its more than 80 statewide programs, the department is responsible for administering two distinct but related medical cannabis programs. Both the Medical Cannabis Registry Program and the Medical Cannabis Dispensary Program are designed to ensure medical cannabis is accessible for Hawaii’s patients, while making patient safety and public safety its ultimate priorities.
The Hawaii Awards & Notices Data System (HANDS) was launched as part of the eHawaii State Portal Program. Pursuant to chapter 27G, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Portal Program is overseen by the Access Hawaii Committee, which collaborates with provider Hawaii Information Consortium (HIC) along with state and county agencies to continually identify new online services to be added to the portal. For more information, visit portal.ehawaii.gov.
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