"Not surprisingly, I commonly notice my patients successfully managing their conditions on fewer and fewer pharmaceutical drugs, visit by visit, as these pharmacy purchased pills and capsules become to be seen as the less desirable alternatives to the cannabis they can grow in their own garden. Doesn't it make sense that natural medicines like cannabis be seen as our primary, first line medicines, only turning to pharmaceuticals (and their concentrated dangers) when absolutely necessary? I certainly think so! And my patients tend to agree." - Dr. Kevin Baiko (*Excerpt from "How a Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist Practices as a Primary Care Physician")
Few, if any, medicines treat more conditions as safely as cannabis (marijuana). The State of Hawaii authorizes medical use of cannabis by qualifying patients with medical certification. Our experienced patient friendly medical cannabis evaluation & registration services assure you get your Hawaii state authorization ("registration card") to use your medicine (cannabis) is quickly and painlessly as possible.
This is how it works:
1) You call us at 808-854-6335 to schedule appointment.
(Application for your medical cannabis registration is now entirely online, but you will still need to be evaluated by Dr. Baiko before he'll certify your application for submission to the state. While this application can be completed before or after your appointment with Dr. Baiko, we recommend that patients do so prior so Dr. Baiko can check application over for obvious errors during the appointment. If you consider yourself unable to complete the online application, whether due to lack of computer, computing experience or otherwise, please let us know when you schedule your appointment, so we can plan more time to assist you during appointment. You can call or email us: email@example.com with any questions. Please note: We do not set initial appointments by email.)
2) Set up an ehawaii user account (unless you already have one.)
(Go to https://login.ehawaii.gov and create a "free" secure eHawaii user account. Here you will be required to assign an email and a password combination, which will be used when logging into the medical marijuana application. If you do not already have your own email account, create one. Email servers such as yahoo.com, gmail.com & mail.com are all FREE.)
3) Complete the online application
(Go to https://medmj.ehawaii.gov and login using email/password combination assigned for your ehawaii user account. The physician name you will need to enter is "Kevin Baiko" (Hawaii medical license #15123). Be sure you enter your name EXACTLY as it appears on the ID image you will be uploading. The Department of Health accepts state identification cards and driver licenses from any U.S. state and passports from any country, provided that they are valid and readable. Birth certificates my be used for applicants who are minors. Complete your portion of the online application with your payment of the $38.50 state filing fee to Hawaii Department of
Health using a debit or credit card. If you do not have a debit or credit card or prefer not to use one, gift cards, such as those available at Walmart, Foodland, Safeway, etc can be used instead. Application can be saved online unfinished and completed at a later date. NOTE FOR RENEWING APPLICANTS: The eHawaii system does not allow applications to commence for patients whose registrations expire more than 60 days out.)
4) You (or your other health providers) fax or email your relevant medical records to Dr. Baiko.
(New patients fax/email relevant medical records concerning qualifying medical condition(s) prior to appointment. Returning patients fax/email any records relating to qualifying medical condition(s) that Dr. Baiko hasn't reviewed since previous appointment. Fax # is (808) 443 - 0369. Email (for medical records) is firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to use this medical release form: BAIKO MEDICAL RELEASE FORM)
5) Dr. Baiko obtains medical history and performs physical to determine whether you qualify for medical cannabis.
(All patients, especially those under the age of 30, are strongly advised to provide past medical records documenting their history of a qualifying medical condition.
Without exception, no new patient younger
than 21 will be certified by Dr. Baiko to use medical cannabis unless
medical records substantiating the patient's qualifying condition(s) are
provided. We prefer all relevant records be either faxed to (808) 443 - 0369 or emailed to email@example.com prior to your appointment. If records can not be obtained, a recommendation letter from the patient’s primary care provider will be accepted. Qualifying conditions include cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD and debilitating conditions associated with severe pain, nausea, wasting, seizures and/or spasms.)
6) If you qualify, Dr. Baiko discusses best ways to utilize your medicine, reviews state medical cannabis law and provides you with a letter certifying you as qualified to participate in the state medical cannabis program.
is not to be confused with the actual state issued registration card.
Nor does it offer the same level of protection, but it may
help patients in court and with their landlords, employers, etc.)
6) If you qualify and after you have completed your part of the online application process, Dr. Baiko will certify your application and submit online it to the Department of Health.
(If Dr. Baiko notices any errors in your application - like name not matching ID or patient not selecting a grow site, he will attempt to contact you and may return the application to you to correct. Once returned, application can be edited by logging into the eHawaii system again.)
7) The Department of Health mails registration card to you directly.
(You are not protected by this program until you are registered with the Department of Health to use medical cannabis. The card is proof of this registration. Status of registration will supposedly be updated by the DOH through the eHawaii system, so patients can look it up themselves by logging into that system. Based on our experience working with the DOH over this last year, cards could take anywhere between 2 weeks and 2 months to arrive.)
8) We consider ourselves an ongoing resource to your medical need.
(We are ready to answer any questions you might have on the way, assist in state form completion for changes in address and caregivers. After initial appointment, Dr. Baiko is available for fee-for-service consultation by the patients he registers in regards to their use of medical cannabis to treat their qualifying conditions. PLEASE NOTE: Patients must now update DOH with all changes in application information, such as address and caregiver, directly through the DOH website: http://health.hawaii.gov/medicalmarijuana/patients/changes-to-information/)
9) Registration cards expire 1 year from day registration is issued.
(Recertification evaluation is required for registration renewal. We recommend scheduling your recertification evaluation 60 days prior to registration card expiration.)
Know The Law
Medical Marijuana Rules (NED handout)
Concerning the Cultivation, Use & Transportation of Medical Cannabis
Call us for an appointment:
(808) 854 - 6335