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We are open today, Wednesday, December 7th, from 1230 to 4:00 PM, after which the gate closes. We stay until everyone is seen.

We will be closed December 10th due to the morning Waimanalo Christmas Parade.

We will be closed from December 20, 2016 to January 6th, 2017. 

It is time to prepare for the next State of Hawaii Legislature session. 

 Please text or email me with needs, using contact info found in the autoresponder letter. 

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, avoiding toxic people and situations, and minimize counter productive, and even 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 28 to 30 days (latest audit: 35 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. (if you need your card ASAP, feel free to come in during any card hours, after prescreening) 

How to get a marijuana card in Hawaii? The quick overview!

  1. All new patients should Pre-Office screen.  ( 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 submittting 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.

  2. Patients complete the Dept. of Health online registration process before being seen in the office( 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. 

  3. Patients must be seen in the clinic and visit with Dr Barton to complete the DOH registration certification( The DOH application registration is sent to the DOH queue for state processing once certified. Clinic hours and fees: 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.

  4. The state will mail your card directly to you in about 3 to 4 weeks. Any further changes to your cards are done directly through the Department of Health.

  5. My name on state forms is David Barton


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




My medical license number (Dr David Barton) is found here:(

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To Prescreen:

This is how one gets a card:

Medical Marijuana of Hawaii

Clinic Information



Board Certified Physician


We offer more than just a signature on your Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program application.  At Hawaiian-Pacific Pain and Palliative Care, you will be seen by a:

  • Board certified Pain Medicine Physician

  • With over three decades of clinical experience

  • Fully trained double boarded surgeon, with extensive cancer surgery experience.
  • More information about Dr. Barton

Cannabinoid Medicine is serious medicine, and needs to be taken seriously.   


Benefits of Medicinal Cannabis

As recognized by the US National Institutes of Health/ National Cancer Institute:The potential benefits of medicinal Cannabis for people living with cancer include:

  • Antiemetic effects (effective against vomiting and nausea)

  • Appetite stimulation

  • Pain relief

  • Improved sleep

  • Symptom management

  • Direct antitumor effect

  • End of life care


Alternative to Traditional Medications


Cannabis medicine is a legitimate alternative to the usual traditional medications being prescribed for:


  • Pain

  • Muscular spasm

  • Neuropathy

It is safer and more effective than many, if not all, traditional medications used for a variety of conditions. Our goal is to combine traditional non-pill pain medicine therapies with your right to use cannabis in a medicinal fashion.


Legal in Hawaii for Medical Use


Marijuana can be used legally in Hawaii to treat a variety of illnesses, including:


  • Cancer

  • Glaucoma


  • Chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome

  • Severe pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Severe nausea

  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy

  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis Crohn's disease

  • Any other medical condition approved by the department of health pursuant to administrative rules in response to a request from a physician or potentially qualifying patient.


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Signed: David J. Barton, MD

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