Thousands of American tourists, both the elderly and the young, flock each year to Hawaii to have a good time. However, sometimes, illness and old-age can act as a hindrance in the life of many. Nevertheless, the government of Hawaii feels that if carrying medical marijuana is limiting people to stay inside their shell, then they are ready to provide it to you so as to make your traveling easier and experiences better!
In a nutshell, if you are planning a vacation to Hawaii, and you have been prescribed some form of medical cannabis, you can get a temporary medical marijuana card issued while in the state. All you got to do is submit an application two months in advance and pay a fee of $49.50.
Once you reach Hawaii, you can show this digital registration card, technically known as the 329-V card, at any licensed medical marijuana retailer and get your medicines. Notably, your card is valid for sixty consecutive days.
Purchase limits though are rather baffling – 113 grams or 4 ounces of cannabis permitted every fifteen days – especially considering the fact that the average Canadian consumed just over 20 grams of marijuana in the year 2017, according to Statistics Canada.
Pedro Haro, the executive director of the Hawaii Educational Association for Therapeutic Healthcare (HEALTH), is proud of this visiting-patient program and hopes that the tourist footfall will eventually increase as more people get to know about this out-of-state program.
Applicants can visit the website MarijuanaHawaii(.org), where they will be greeted with an instructional video, a list of licensed dispensary locations and a link to the official website of Hawaii state health department, where one can file an application.
Media relations director of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), Morgan Fox, has also applauded this initiative by the govt of Hawaii. Fox is of the belief that if this model is adopted by other legal states as well, many patients who find it hard to travel to other US states on a vacation or business trips – owing to their cannabis medicine restrictions – will heave a sigh of relief. Furthermore, Hawaii, as an economy will itself prosper as more tourists visit the state each year.