Hawaii’s medical marijuana industry is growing at a rapid rate—with $12.6 million in sales last year.
And, now the state is set to boost up even more.
On Tuesday, the state of Hawaii opened doors for visitors to purchase medical cannabis products legally. They can apply for temporary medical marijuana card online, which is known as 329-V cards.
It’s good news for medical marijuana cardholders of any legalized states in the United States to stay active in their MMJ treatment programs. They are required to apply the online applications up to 2 months before their visits.
The New Cannabis Visiting Patient Program in Hawaii
Every year, thousands of Americans visit Hawaii for different purposes. However, sometimes illness and age-factor can risk the lives of many. The government of Hawaii feels that if carrying cannabis necessary for people, then they’re ready to provide it to make their traveling experience better and enjoyable.
Hawaii’s Department of Health announced a new cannabis program for out-of-state visitors to get medical marijuana during their visits.
If you’re holding a medical marijuana card of any legalized state and planning a vacation to Hawaii, you can apply for the temporary MMJ card—called 329-V card. The card allows you to have legal access to marijuana products, and it’s valid for 60 days from the date of issue.
With a 329-V card, you can get up to 4 ounces or 113 grams of medical cannabis from any Hawaii’s dispensaries every 15 days.
The Hawaii Educational Association for Therapeutic Healthcare supported this initiative by the Department of Health.
Hawaii’s new Visiting Patient Program is an important milestone in providing qualified out-out-state patients with safe access to the state’s world-classed licensed medical cannabis dispensaries. Approved visiting patients no longer need to be anxious about if they’ll be applying to legally obtain their medical cannabis medication in Hawaii and instead can focus on enjoying their experience in the Aloha state.” – Pedro Haro, Hawaii Educational Association for Therapeutic Healthcare Executive Director told Forbes.
Complete Process to Apply for a Hawai’i 329-V MMJ Visitor Card
Here’re the steps to get your 329-V card to enjoy medical cannabis products during your visit to Hawaii-
Check your eligibility- You should have a certified medical marijuana user in your state, and must be diagnosed with one or more Hawaii’s qualifying conditions—chronic pain, nausea, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, PTSD, cancer, HIV/AIDS, lupus, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, persistent muscle spasms, cachexia, ALS, seizures, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Gather the required documents- Get digital formats of your documents. It’s necessary to note that your name on your state’s cannabis card should match with that on your government-issued ID card.
Fill the OSP (Out of State Patient) form online- Submit your OSP form in simple steps-
- Create an account on https://login.ehawaii.gov
- Log in to your account, and fill in your details
- Upload documents
- Review your online application and pay the fee $49.50 (non-refundable)
Download your 329-V card online- You will get an email regarding approval status of your application within 3-5 days. You can login to medmj.ehawaii.gov to download your 329-V card. In case your application is denied, you can submit a new one.
Covering it up—allowing medical cannabis to visitors is a great move by the Hawaii Department of Health. Out-of-state MMJ cardholders can apply for their 329-V cards online, and get access to marijuana products for 60 days. To apply for the card, you must hold your home state’s medical cannabis card and a government-issued ID card.
In the United States, 33 states have legalized medical marijuana, and they provide MMJ cards to allow patients to access cannabis. In most of the states, the cards are valid for 12 months, and after that patients need to apply for medical marijuana card renewal to continue receiving the benefits.