Hawaii dispensaries to allow reciprocity from any US medical cannabis cardholder

Changes to Hawaii’s medical marijuana laws will allow dispensaries to sell cannabis to registered MMJ cardholders from any U.S. state, a move that could significantly boost sales given the droves of tourists that visit the state annually.

Beginning next year, visitors to the Aloha State registered with the medical cannabis program in their U.S. state will be able to purchase a Hawaii MMJ registration card for $45 that will be valid for 60 days, HawaiiNewsNow reported.

Hawaii’s health department is predicting roughly 5,000 tourists will buy Hawaii registration cards the first year, with as many as 30,000 per year at peak numbers.

The new rules also:

  • Allow dispensaries to sell Safe Pulmonary Administration products (SPAs), which transform marijuana or marijuana oil into an aerosol.
  • Expedite MMJ registration cards for new patients, minors and people with cancer and in hospice. Those patients now can obtain cards in just one or two days.
  • Provide electronic patient registration cards that allow patients to download their registration information onto their smartphones and other electronic devices.
5 comments on “Hawaii dispensaries to allow reciprocity from any US medical cannabis cardholder
  1. Unko Limu on

    How long have we been waiting for a dispensary to open on the Big Island? The medical marijuana situation in Hawaii is a travesty compared to other states.

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  2. Noel Rivera on

    How about traveling with Medical Marihuana to your own dispense when needed in places that is not approved in different States carrying your medicine.

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  3. Noel Rivera on

    How about traveling with Medical Marihuana to your own dispense when needed in places that is not approved in different States carrying your medicine?

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  4. Roni-Lee St.Laurent on

    This is fantastic news! I’m interested in checking out a few of ur dispensaries online to compare flower and prices back here to Massachessetts USA where prices are higher than Oregon or Colorado.

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  5. Robert Kauai on

    According to Ivy Lou Hibbitt of Certicann.com the system that the Department of Health is putting in place for visitors to access Hawaii’s medical marijuana dispensaries “won’t be ready until 2019”. Visitors will be able to provide either their medical marijuana card from their home state or a letter from their primary care physician stating that they have a debilitating medical condition, and that condition must be one of the twelve approved conditions on the Hawaii Department of Health’s list. This is all good news and will not only allow visitors access to their medicine but also will bring down prices for locals.

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