Do Hawai’i Dispensaries Accept Out-of-State Medical Marijuana Cards?

With many states offering legalized marijuana, we get a number of inquiries from traveling patients wanting to know if their medical marijuana card can be used in Hawai’i. While Hawai’i dispensaries may not accept out-of-state marijuana cards, a new program that allows visitors to apply for a temporary Out-of-State (OSP) medical cannabis card. With a Hawai’i OSP card you can purchase medical cannabis from any Hawaii dispensary.  In this article, we offer tips for out-of-state patients to plan ahead in receiving their 60-day Hawai’i OSP card.

Medical cannabis is now available for purchase by Hawaii visitors that have a medical cannabis card in their home state. If you are planning a trip to Hawaii, and have a medical cannabis card, learn how you can visit the leading dispensary in the state of Hawaii to purchase your medical cannabis.

Apply for a 60-day Hawai’i Out-of-State medical cannabis card via the Hawaii DOH

online application portal.

Here are some key highlights about the program we consider to be most important for traveling patients to know:

  • You can apply for a temporary Hawai’i Out-of State (OSP) registration card as early as 60 days prior to your arrival in Hawaii (“start date”)
  • International medical cannabis registration cards are currently not accepted.
  • You must have a valid medical cannabis registration card from another U.S. state/territory or District of Columbia
    • If your medical cannabis card does not have the expiration date on it (i.e. New York), you will need to provide additional documents that state the expiration date of your registration.

For more information, and to apply for a 60-day Hawai’i 329V card, please visit the State of Hawai’i Department of Health website for additional information, including application, fees and requirements for traveling patients. The Hawai’i State Department of Health has also provided a helpful checklist along with additional frequently asked questions for out-of-state patients. There is also a video tutorial that shows, step-by-step, how to apply for a Hawaii OSP Card.

Check out MarijuanaHawaii.org for more info.

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