Medical marijuana

Who Qualifies For A Medical Marijuana License In Hawaii?

Medical marijuanaStudies have shown that the therapeutic effect of cannabinoids, the chemicals that make up cannabis, have beneficial therapeutic effects. From clinically significant reductions in pain to functioning as an antiemetic for those suffering from chemotherapy related vomiting, medical marijuana can help.

The process of getting approved for a medical marijuana license in Hawaii is a simple one. Let’s take a look at who can benefit from medical marijuana and what you need to qualify for a license.

What Can Medical Marijuana Help With 

Cannabis has a long history of being used for its medicinal effects, dating back nearly two millennia. In fact, marijuana was used in US history as a medicine until its removal. Cannabis can help with a variety of issues that include but aren’t limited to:

  • Chemotherapy related nausea
  • Chronic pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Lupus
  • Epilepsy
  • Mental conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder

Speaking to a doctor can help you understand how medical marijuana may help bring relief to you and your condition.

What To Know About Medical Marijuana Licenses in Hawaii

Some important information to know about medical marijuana licenses in Hawaii is that your license pertains only to Hawaii. So even if other states have medical marijuana available, your license would not allow you to purchase medical cannabis in that state.

Obtaining a medical marijuana license can take up to four weeks and even if you’ve been assured for approval you may not purchase medical marijuana until you have your card.

If you have any further questions, consulting with a doctor is a certain way to obtain any answers you need.

What Do You Need To Qualify For A Medical Marijuana Licence In Hawaii? 

There are clear guidelines to getting a medical marijuana license in Hawaii. To begin, you must register with the Medical Cannabis Registry Program. Then, working with a doctor to determine your qualifying medical condition. The medical marijuana evaluation carried out by a professional typically takes 15 to 20 minutes.

At Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser, we understand the need for pain relief. That is why we are proud to offer medical marijuana license assessments.

In the state of Hawaii, yearly renewal is required for medical marijuana licenses. If you are looking to obtain a license or renew your current one contact Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser at 808-955-3937 or schedule an appointment today.