Medical Cannabis Reciprocity in Hawaii

States with medical marijuana laws often offer provisions within their regulations that permit out-of-state residents to purchase medical marijuana at their state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries.


Hawaiian medical cannabis laws currently allow for medical cannabis patients to obtain a temporary Hawaii medical cannabis card permitting the following requirements are met.

  • Valid medical cannabis registration card issued by another U.S. state or territorial or District of Columbia government

  • If your home state’s medical cannabis card does not have the expiration date on it (i.e. New York), please upload additional documents that state the expiration date of your registration in the “other documents” section in the Hawaii online application.

  • Physician certifications or recommendations are not accepted in lieu of state government-issued medical cannabis cards.

  • Valid government-issued state ID or driver’s license from the same U.S. state or territory or District of Columbia* with the same name on the medical cannabis registration card.

  • Certified in your “home” state as having one or more debilitating medical conditions identified in Hawaii State Law

Qualified individuals are permitted to obtain two 60-day temporary medical cannabis cards within a calendar year.


The fee to apply is $49.50 and out-out-state patients can register within 60-days of their "start date" for their temporary medical cannabis card.


If you are an eligible medical cannabis patient meeting the above requirements who would like to register for a temporary Hawaiian medical cannabis card, you can apply here.


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