During times of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, Gov. David Ige has issued a stay-at-home order and temporary closure of non-essential businesses through April 30.
Hawaii’s medical cannabis businesses have been declared essential businesses under the governor’s order and remain open to patients across the state.
Still, there are further actions that can be taken to ensure patients can safely access their medicine in a way that is consistent with public health guidelines on preventing the spread of coronavirus:
- Allowing and encouraging cannabis delivery, including allowing for it to be contactless (This is particularly important for patients who are homebound, immunocompromised, or otherwise particularly at-risk.)
- Allowing and encouraging online ordering and curbside pickup from dispensaries
A number of states with medical cannabis programs have already implemented these measures in response to coronavirus.
After you write the governor, you can go the extra mile by sharing this message with others, calling the governor at (808) 586-0034, and signing our petition for safe access in times of coronavirus here.
Thank you for your compassion. We wish you and your loved ones well.