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Post by healthleaf on Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:05 pm


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Med-mari-general-infoEffective January 1, 2015, Hawaii’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program was transferred from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health, according to Act 177. Act 178 amends sections of HRS 329 Part IX , some notable changes, which became effective January 1, 2015, are:

“Adequate supply” changes from “three mature marijuana plants, four immature marijuana plants, and one ounce of usable marijuana” to “seven marijuana plants, whether immature or mature, and four ounces of usable marijuana at any given time.”
Notification of changes to information on the application – if the information provided to the department of health for registration changes, the registered program participant MUST report this change to the department of health “within ten working days” of the change. The previous requirement was “within five working days”

To get a complete understanding of ALL changes to the law, please read Act 178.

On July 14, 2015, HB321 was signed into law and Act 241 pertaining to a Medical Marijuana Dispensary System amended sections of HRS 329 Part IX with direct impact to the Registry Program, some notable changes, which became effective July 1, 2015, are:

Post-traumatic stress disorder was added as an eligible debilitating medical condition.
329-123 was amended to remove the requirement that a certifying physician be the qualifying patient’s primary care physician and added a requirement that the certifying physician maintain a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the qualifying patient.
329-122 was amended to prohibit inter-island transportation of marijuana, usable marijuana, or any manufactured marijuana product.
After December 31, 2018, no primary caregiver shall be authorized to cultivate marijuana for any qualifying patient.
Patients and caregivers are now prohibited from using “butane to extract tetrahydrocannabinol from marijuana plants.”

To get a complete understanding of ALL changes to the law, read Act 241.
Other Documents related to Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Program

Act 228 SLH 2000 – Hawaii’s initial Medical Use of Marijuana law.

Act 178 SLH 2013 – Makes several changes to the current law (such as: “adequate supply” of medical marijuana changes to 7 plants, regardless of maturity; useable marijuana changes to 4 oz; increase in registration fees from $25 to $35; and other changes) please read Act 178 for more information.

Act 241 SLH 2015 – Hawaii’s Dispensary law that paves the way for the establishment of dispensaries in the state of Hawaii and also amends other existing laws with respect to the medical use of marijuana.

Act 242 SLH 2015 – Adds non-discriminatory language to existing laws as it may pertain to the medical use of marijuana.

Chapter 11-160, HRS – DOH Administrative Rules for the medical use of marijuana.

HRS 329 Hawaii’s Uniformed Controlled Substances Act (see part IX – Medical Use of Marijuana).

HRS328J Hawaii’s Smoke Free Law

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