MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Legal since 2000
- Qualifying Conditions
- Chronic pain
- Crohn's disease
- HIV or AIDS
- Multiple sclerosis
- Persistent muscle spasms
- Post traumatic stress
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Patient Possession Limits
Four ounces of usable marijuana at any given time, jointly possessed between the qualifying patient and the primary caregiver. "Usable marijuana" does not include the seeds, stalks, and roots of the plant.
Yes, no more than seven marijuana plants, whether immature or mature
Yes, primary caregiver is a person who has the responsibility for managing the well-being of the qualifying patient with respect to the medical use of marijuana. Primary caregiver is a person other than the qualifying patient, or the patient's physician. The caregiver must be 18 years of age or older. Qualifying patients shall have only one primary caregiver an any given time. Primary caregiver shall be responsible for the care of only one qualifying patient at any given time.
Yes, House Bill 2729, which took effect on July 1, 2018, establishes a criteria and requirements for a reciprocity process for medical cannabis patients.
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STATUS: Not legal
HEMP: Legal since 2014
Lawmakers have approved legislation, Senate Bill 2175, establishing a two-year pilot program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to study the potential use of industrial hemp as a phytomediator (a plant capable of removing toxins from the soil) and as a biofuel. The pilot program is in accordance with Section 7606 of the United States Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka the Farm Bill), which authorizes institutions of higher education and state departments of agriculture to conduct industrial hemp research absent federal reclassification of the plant. The research program shall utilize a single test site to grow and research hemp. The University shall submit a final report of the program's findings legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2016.