The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001296002-01
Public Hearings


Pursuant to section 11-160-7, Subchapter 2, Hawaii Administrative Rules, notice is hereby given that the Department of Health (DOH) will conduct a public hearing to receive public oral or written testimony on 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. Anxiety
2. Depression
3. Insomnia

The public hearing will be held as follows:
October 29, 2020
Time: Starts promptly at 9:00am
Place: This will be a virtual event using Zoom. Please go to for the link to join and to register. Registration is free and optional and will remain open until the end of the public hearing. If you prefer not to register, the link to join the public hearing will be available one hour prior to the start of the public hearing.

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 November 5, 2020, 4:30pm to be considered.
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 8:00am and 12pm 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;
Via mailed hard copy if a request is made to DOH at and upon payment of required copying and postage fees.

Libby Char, Director
Department of Health
State of Hawaii
(SA/HTH/WHT/TGI1296002 9/27/20)