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Caregivers grow and process cannabis on behalf of patients. They cannot charge for cannabis, only recoup the costs of goods.
Current Estimated Patient Counts: 15,334 (updated 3/06/2017)
To obtain a patient registry identification card, a qualifying patient must:
DOH recommends that applicants check their account at medmj.ehawaii.gov WEEKLY for registration status updates.
The Department of Health suggests the following tips to help facilitate your registration:
As a patient, why do I want a caregiver? Some patients are too ill to grow their medical marijuana and a caregiver may be designated to grow medical marijuana on behalf of the patient. Once dispensaries are established, the caregiver may be needed to assist the patient in obtaining their medical marijuana from the dispensary. After December 31, 2018, caregivers will not be allowed to grow medical marijuana except for minors/adults lacking legal capacity and on islands that do not have a dispensary.
Does the caregiver need to be identified on the application? YES – Caregivers must be designated by the qualifying patient on the application and registered with DOH in the Medical Marijuana Program.
Can my caregiver grow medical marijuana on my behalf? YES – however,
Can someone under the age of 18 years old register to use medical marijuana? YES – A written certification from a physician for a debilitating medical condition must be obtained for the minor. In addition, the physician must have explained the potential risks and benefits to both the minor and the minor’s parent or legal guardian.
Is a caregiver required for a minor participant? YES – the parent, guardian or legal custodian must register as the minor participant’s primary caregiver AND consent in writing to allow the use of medical marijuana by the minor, and control the acquisition, dosage and frequency of medical marijuana use by the minor.
Is valid identification still required if the participant is a minor? YES – a parent, guardian or legal custodian that is applying on behalf of the minor qualifying patient may submit a birth certificate as valid identification for the minor.
Does the parent, guardian or legal custodian need to provide valid identification? YES – all caregivers must provide valid identification AND, in the case of minor qualifying patient, the parent, guardian or legal custodian must also attest he/she has the legal authority to make health care decisions on behalf of the minor.
In cases of joint legal custody, are both individuals required to sign the application? YES – anytime there is joint legal custody, and specifically if the joint legal custody is with regard to health care decisions, both individuals with legal authority are required to sign the application.
Dispensaries sell legal cannabis, and cannabis products, to responsible adults in compliance with local regulations.
Hawaii residents can contact the Hawaii Department of Health to inquire about obtaining a dispensary license. Currently, the state of Hawaii has awarded 8 dispensary license but may increase the total number based on the amount of qualifying patients.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii since 2000, but access to medical marijuana remained a challenge. Patients and caregivers could legally grow their own marijuana plants within certain parameters. Advocates of medical marijuana have hailed the dispensary program as a major breakthrough. The goal of the dispensary licensure program is to make medicinal products readily available for registered patients while balancing the health and safety of patients and the public.
Act 241 was signed into law in July 2015 and is codified as Chapter 329D, Hawaii Revised Statutes. The Hawaii Department of Health began administering the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program in 2016. Dispensaries may begin to dispense medical marijuana and manufactured medical marijuana products as early as July 2016 with departmental approval.
Most states require dispensaries to track and trace all of their cannabis-related products for regulatory and compliance reporting requirements. Our Dispensary Point of Sale and inventory management system provides comprehensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking with a focus on compliant data points. If your state requires seed-to-sale systems to stay compliant, BioTrackTHC has you covered. Our system is customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each and every state.
Grower (also commonly referred to as Producers or Cultivators) – Cultivators are responsible for growing cannabis. Mature plants are harvested and transferred to a Processor.
Hawaii has a full vertical license structure. Each licensee is permitted a cultivation/processing facility and up to 2 dispensary locations.
Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor cultivation, processing, and inventory. Our seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance. Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.
Click here for more information about Hawaii’s application process.
Laboratories can test cannabis for concentration and contaminants. Prior to entering the consumer market, all regulated cannabis is required to undergo Quality Assurance testing.
State Laboratories Division (SLD) conducts laboratory testing in support of environmental and public health programs statewide. Consultation, licensing, and other related laboratory services focused on environmental health and communicable disease control are provided to various federal, state, city, county, and private organizations.
Laboratories are licensed by the Hawaii Department of Health.
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