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Hawaii Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Operational

Law Signed:

2000

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Nausea
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Seizures

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.

HOME CULTIVATION

Yes, no more than seven marijuana plants, whether immature or mature

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED

Yes. The state Department of Health has until January 4, 2016 to finalize rules governing the dispensary program. Licensed dispensaries are anticipated to be operational by July 15, 2016. Once operational, qualified patients will be able to obtain up to four ounces of cannabis or cannabis-infused products, such as oils, tinctures, or lozenges, from a licensed provider every 15 days.

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Not yet

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES

  • Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 329-121 to 329-128 (2008)
  • Haw. Rev. Stat. §§329-121; 329-123 (b),(c) (2008)

CAREGIVERS

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.

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

No






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