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Notice #: 0001019500-01
Public Hearings


Pursuant to Chapter 11-160, Subchapter 2, Hawaii Administrative Rules, notice is hereby given that the Department of Health (DOH) will hold a public hearing to consider petitions that propose the following medical conditions to be added to the list of debilitating medical conditions that qualify for the medical use of cannabis:
1. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
2. General Anxiety Disorder

The public hearing will be held as follows:
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Place: Oahu – Kalanimoku Building, 1151 Punchbowl Street (live)
Video Conference Center, Room B10 in the basement
Hawaii – Hilo State Office Building, 75 Aupuni Street (video)
Video Conference Center in the basement
Kauai – Lihue State Office Building, 3060 Eiwa Street (video)
Video Conference Center in the basement
Maui – Wailuku State Office Building, 54 South High Street (video)
Video Conference Center, Third Floor
Molokai – Department of Health, 65 Makaena Place, Room 107(video)
Video Conference Room

All interested persons shall be afforded the opportunity to submit testimony, orally or in writing, on the proposed medical conditions 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 September 20, 2017, 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) 733-2164, Tuesdays or Thursdays between 1 pm and 4 pm at least ten business days before the public hearing.

The petitions proposing the new conditions may be viewed:
On the internet, free of charge, at DOH’s web site process-to-add-new-conditions/
Via email, free of charge, by making a request to DOH at;
In person, free of charge, at DOH 1250 Punchbowl Street – see guard in lobby between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays;
Via mailed hard copy if a request is made to DOH at and upon payment of required copying and postage fees.

Virginia Pressler, Director
Department of Health
State of Hawaii
(TGI1019500 8/20/17)