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We will next be open Wednesday, the 22nd, at 12:30 PM, and Saturday, February the 25th of 2017 at 0830 AM.
Office Policy Changes:
- For RENEWALS ONLY, you can email me at the Hawaii Pain email account to request office forms prior to being seen in the office. I will send you two pdf files, that you can print up, fill in, and bring into the office, in order to expedite your office visit.
- Patients must have completed their DOH application prior to being seen in the office, or are able to do so at the time of the office visit.
- We will allow your DOH application to remain in our DOH account queue for up to 4 months, after which it will be automatically returned to your own account for safe keeping and to allow you the freedom to use it as you wish. Be sure to track the progress of your application in your own DOH Med MJ account. Once certified and submitted by the physician, we no longer have access to any knowledge about your application, or its status.
It is time to prepare for the next State of Hawaii Legislature session.
Telehealth follow-ups as arranged. Cancer patients should email me at any time.
Please text or email me with needs, using contact info found in the autoresponder letter. If you telephone me on my personal cell number, and I am not able to answer, please leave me a brief message to let me know your primary need or purpose in callling. The message is converted to text and sent to me. I may be in a position to text you back if I know the number is textable.
We Know PAIN. Chronic severe pain nearly always involves sleep, depression, anxiety and other possible mood issues, along with conditioning and muscular dysfunction. One must explore life and one's sense of inner peace, avoid toxic people and situations, and minimize counter-productive and self-sabotaging attitudes and behaviors. Having solid hobbies and diversions help people to cope. Growing cannabis is a wonderful and satisfying hobby. Getting off as many pharmaceuticals as possible helps to improve your health. Cannabis therapies are ideal in that they help nearly all the above in multiple ways. We are not a 5-minute signature clinic. We take chronic pain seriously and promote action to deal with all the above-mentioned situations and conditions. Our goal is to help people take back their lives from the pain and get them back to their families and loved ones as well as possible.
Currently, card issuance by the DOH is around 2 to 4 weeks (latest audit:14 to 17 days), with some taking longer. We DO NOT know the status of cards with the DOH. You can check your application status and follow its progress online at your own Dept of Health MEDMJ account. https://medmj.ehawaii.gov/medmj/welcome (if you need your card ASAP, feel free to come in during any card hours, after prescreening)
How to get a State of Hawaii Medical Cannabis "329" license? The quick overview!
All new patients should Pre-Office screen. (https://www.medicalmarijuanaofhawaii.org/when-contacting-us-clinic-contact-info). Pre-screening requires sending me information by text, email, or phone. Read the link just cited. To get contact information, sign up above. Filling out the above Contact Information fields and submitting them to me is NOT prescreening. I would not do the DOH registration until you have been accepted by a physician, with a good chance you will be approved.
Patients complete the Dept. of Health online registration process before being seen in the office(https://www.medicalmarijuanaofhawaii.org/so-you-want-329-hawaii-state-medical-cannabis-license). Once accepted, fill out the DOH online registration carefully as there are way too many errors being made, and the system does not allow us to edit any patient application. See the above link for the common errors. The State DOH expects perfection! These registrations bounce from your queue to my queue once submitted. We will allow up your DOH application to remain in our DOH queue for up to 4 months, after which it will be automatically returned to your own account.
Patients must be seen in the clinic and visit with Dr Barton to complete the DOH registration certification. (https://www.medicalmarijuanaofhawaii.org/how-get-your-329-medical-cannabis-card) The DOH application registration is afterward sent to the DOH queue for state processing once certified. Clinic hours and fees: https://www.medicalmarijuanaofhawaii.org/clinic-hours-and-costs-preparing-your-office-visit. We do NOT use a traditional appointment system. Basically, on Oahu, we only see patients for cannabis cards on Wednesday afternoon, 12:30 to 4 pm, and Saturday morning, 0830 to 1030 AM, on a first come first serve basis only. I stay until everyone is seen. Thursday afternoons/evenings are for telehealth follow-ups as arranged. We can no longer see patients who have not completed or are not able to finish their applications at the time of visit. In addition, if your DOH online registration remains dormant for greater than 4 months, we may return it to your personal state account to avoid the clutter.
Once submitted to the Dept of Health, it is impossible for us to make any changes to your application. The state will mail your card directly to you in about 3 to 4 weeks, and perhaps faster depending on the season. Any further changes to your cards are done directly through the Department of Health.
My name on state forms is David Barton
- Registry Applicants – Please check your account at medmj.ehawaii.gov WEEKLY for registration status updates. The average turnaround time for processing complete applications is ten (10) business days, subject to volume and staffing. If you see:
- “Submitted to Physician/APRN“, your application has NOT been submitted to DOH by your physician/APRN. Please follow up with your physician/APRN.
- “Submitted to DOH“, you application has been received by DOH, it has NOT been reviewed so it may NOT be complete. All applications are processed in the order received.
- “Waiting for patient or waiting for physician/APRN“, your application was NOT complete and was returned electronically. Check the email you used to register to see what corrections are needed, make the corrections and resubmit. If you do NOT see a 329 Registration Number your card has not been issued, yet.
- “Registration Number“, your 329 Card has been processed and issued – please allow ample time for postal delivery. Be sure to check the mailing address on your application to be sure there are NO ERRORS that may cause a postal deliver delay. Some VALID address have taken up to 30 days for delivery. If your mailing address is WRONG – please review Changes to Application Information and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “Waiting for Activation“, your 329 Card has been processed and issued – but you have a current valid card – your new card will be mailed to you but will not become “Active” until your current valid card expires.
Summer is over, so the need for the Thursday Office Clinic is over. The card hours for Oahu will be Wednesday afternoon and Saturdy morning only.
Please remember, you are not legal until your DOH online registration has been certified by the doctor, after your clinic evaluation.
In view of the numerous incomplete and error-filled online registrations needing fixing, make sure to check the status of your DOH registration to make sure it has been submitted to the DOH after your clinic visit. Once submitted to the DOH, all unfixed errors will be addressed by the DOH through your email contact information.
I would also like to post a warning to patients about so called "vet support" groups, who have formed just to sell vets cannabis. Although they may have a sincere interest in helping vets, you should not have to pay any of them a fee to facilitate the issuance of a medical cannbais card! I have absolutely no business relationships with such groups.
Aunty Pilahi wrote and passed The Aloha Spirit Law, Hawaii State Statute 5-7.5 as traits of character for its people and a way of life.
A – Akahai meaning kindness expressed with a feeling of tenderness
L – Lokahi meaning unity (unbrokenness) expressed with a feeling for harmony
O – ‘Olu’olu meaning agreeable (gentle) expressed with a feeling of pleasantness
H – Ha’aha’a meaning humility expressed with a feeling for modesty
A – Ahonui meaning patience applied with a feeling of perseverance