329 Cardholder Information
Outlined below is information about Hawaii's Medical Cannabis Program.
This is not an all-inclusive list of regulations or rules.
The current Hawaii Department of Health eligible conditions: ALS, Cancer, Glaucoma, Lupus, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, HIV/AIDS, PTSD or a "chronic or debilitating disease" that produces one or more of the following; cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of MS or Crohn's disease.
A patient/caregiver can register a grow site with the DOH when applying/renewing their medical cannabis registration and may cultivate up to 10 plants. Each plant must be labeled with the 329 registration number and expiration date.
A patient may purchase up to 4 oz per 15 day period, and 8 oz per 30 day period. This includes all purchases from all dispensary locations combined.
A patient or caregiver must have a valid 329 registration card on their person at all times when possessing medical cannabis.
A patient must not use medical cannabis in a way that endangers the health or well-being of another person.
A patient must not use medical cannabis for purposes other than medical use as permitted by law.
A patient must 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).
Hawaii Revised Statutes specifically state that any transportation of medical cannabis on island must be in a sealed container that is not visible to the public.
“Inter island transportation by any means or for any purpose between a qualified patient or primary caregiver and any other entity or individual, including an individual who is a qualified patient or primary caregiver” is prohibited with the exception of the following:
The transportation of up to one gram of medical cannabis between patient or caregiver and a certified laboratory is allowed for testing purposes IF the patient or caregiver has a) secured an appointment for the testing, b) obtained confirmation of the appointment that includes the specific date and time for the appointment, and c) has the confirmation for the secured, confirmed appointment available during transport.
The Department of Homeland Security has stated the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) position on cannabis to be the following:
Possession of cannabis and cannabis infused products is illegal under federal law. TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law, including possession of cannabis and cannabis infused products. TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for cannabis or other illegal drugs, but in the event a substance that appears to be cannabis or a cannabis infused product is observed during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.