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Notice #: 0000703400-01
Public Hearings


Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 91, notice is hereby given that the Department of Health (DOH) will hold a public hearing for the proposed adoption of Chapter 11-160, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Medical Use of Marijuana. This proposed new chapter would establish the medical marijuana program at DOH, including the process for DOH to approve debilitating medical conditions, physician requirements to participate in the medical marijuana program, registration of qualifying patients and primary caregivers, monitoring and corrective action, administrative procedure, and confidentiality of information.


The public hearing will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Place: State Office Building, Conference rooms A, B and C
75 Aupuni St.
Hilo, Hawaii, HI 96720

Date: Monday, February 2, 2015
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Place: Diamond Head Health Center
3627 Kilauea Ave., Room 418
Honolulu, HI 96816

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Place: State Office Building
54 South High Street, Third Floor Conference Room,
Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 10:30 to noon
Place: State Office Building
3060 Eiwa St., Basement
Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766


All interested persons shall be afforded the opportunity to submit testimony, orally and/or in writing, on the proposed administrative rules at the time of the public hearing. Persons who are not able to attend the public hearing may submit written testimony to DOH: by mail at 4348 Waialae Avenue, #648, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816; or by email at All testimony must be received no later than February 6, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Any person requiring a special accommodation (e.g., assistance of a sign language interpreter) at the public hearing shall file a request with DOH by email at or by calling (808) 733-9010 or via relay, at least ten business days before the public hearing.

The proposed rules may be viewed:
• On the internet at DOH’s web site ( or the Lieutenant Governor’s website ( office/administrative-rules/proposed- changes/);
• Via email, free of charge, by making a request to DOH at;
• In person, free of charge at Diamond Head Health Center, 3627 Kilauea Ave. Suite 304, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96816, between 7:45 a.m. and
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays (a hard copy may also be picked up);
• Via mailed hard copy if a request is made to DOH at

Keith Yamamoto, Acting Director
Department of Health
State of Hawaii
(TGI703400 12/25/14)~