Aloha Alliance,

The Hawaii State Department of Health today approved a petition to add Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) as a qualifying condition for the medical use of cannabis in the State of Hawaii. In addition to the petition, DOH considered public testimony, laws and policies of medical cannabis programs in other states, and published scientific literature.

A portion of the response reads, “Despite the limited medical evidence available, give the severity, progressive degeneration, limited treatment options, and generally poor prognosis of ALS, and in the context of Hawaii’s laws and policies, DOH finds that it is reasonable that the appropriateness of medical cannabis for ALS patients should be determined through a comprehensive assessment by the patients’ physician or APRN and a risk-benefit discussion.”

Under the DOH medical cannabis registry program, individuals with ALS can be considered for registry as medical cannabis patients.


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DOH Approves ALS as Qualifying Condition