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VIDEO: DOH Provides Med Cannabis Patient Registry Program Information

March 5, 2019, 9:47 AM HST
* Updated March 5, 11:42 AM
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The Hawai‘i Department of Health will hold a news conference at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, which will provide details on major new developments in the state’s medical cannabis patient registry program.

The program aims to open a registry for out-of-state medical cannabis patients and begin new electronic registration card for Hawai‘i patients and out-of-state patients.

Speakers will discuss the new process for out-of-state patients to obtain medical cannabis from local certified retail dispensaries while visiting the islands, as well as introduce a new electronic registration card for all registered patients.

Hawai‘i becomes one of the first states in the nation to issue a fully electronic medical cannabis registration card.


Speakers will include Bruce Anderson, director of the Hawai‘i Department of Health; Peter Whiticar, chief of the DOH Harm Reduction Services Branch; Tamara Whitney, program coordinator for the DOH Medical Cannabis Registry Program; Michael Takano, CEO of Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC and 2018 chair of HEALTH, the industry trade association representing medical cannabis licensees in Hawai‘i.


The event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at

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