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Hawai‘i Begins Implementation of New Medical Cannabis Amendments

Employees inspect marijuana plants at Green Man Cannabis growing facility in Colorado. Photo credit: Green Man Cannabis.

The Hawai‘i Department of Health will begin to implement new amendments to the state’s existing medical cannabis law to improve access to medical cannabis for qualifying patients.

Gov. David Ige signed the amendments into law on July 5, 2018.

“As we implement these amendments, our foremost objective is to provide equitable access to medical cannabis for qualifying patients without compromising patient and product safety as well as public safety,” said Dr. Bruce Anderson, health director. “These new laws benefit both Hawai‘i patients as well as those from other states who are visiting our islands.”

The Department of Health is now working on rules governing the following amendments: