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Medical Marijuana in Hawaii

As of June 14, 2000, Hawaii voters passed Senate Bill 862 which allows for patients to receive medical marijuana as treatment for one or more of their qualifying medical conditions. Once a patient has been recommended by a licensed physician, they may apply for a Hawaii state-issued medical marijuana card. Once you have a Hawaii medical marijuana card, you are allowed to cultivate up to seven plants and possess up to four ounces of usable marijuana.

Frequently asked questions about medical cannabis in Hawaii:

  • How do I get a medical marijuana card in Hawaii?

    To obtain a medical marijuana card in Hawaii, you must have a recommendation from a licensed physician stating that you have one of the qualifying conditions and will benefit from the use of medical marijuana. Once your application has been approved by the Narcotics Enforcement Division (NED), you will receive a medical marijuana card.

  • Where can I find a doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation in Hawaii?

    To find a doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation, please enter your location in the search field above.

  • What is needed to submit an application for a medical marijuana card?

    • Completed and signed qualifying patient application
    • Proof of residency
    • Physician certification
    • Application fee - $25.00
    • Caregiver application (if applicable)
    • Grow site application (if applicable)
  • Where can I purchase medical marijuana?

    Currently, medical marijuana patients cultivate their own marijuana or have a caregiver cultivate it for them. However, House Bill 321 would allow eight companies to open up two dispensaries, totally 16 in the state of Hawaii. The bill is expected to go into action this summer.

Recreational Marijuana in Hawaii

In January, two bills were filed in Hawaii that would authorize marijuana to be taxed and regulated similarly to alcohol, legalize the plant, and effectively get rid of prohibition of marijuana in the state. While House Bill 889 and Senate Bill 873 have not passed yet, Hawaii’s take on this legalization process is different in that no other states have had the courage to pass full legalization.

Frequently asked questions about recreational cannabis in Hawaii:

  • How old do I have to be to purchase recreational marijuana in the state of Hawaii?

    If and when the current bills do pass, citizens would have to be 21 and older to purchase recreational marijuana.

  • Where can I purchase recreational marijuana in Hawaii?

    Recreational marijuana is illegal currently in Hawaii. As it stands, the only way for Hawaii medical marijuana patients to obtain their medicine is to cultivate it on their own or have their caregiver grow it for them.

  • Where can I legally consume recreational marijuana?

    It is illegal to consume recreational and medical marijuana in public places such as public transportation, parks, concerts, federal land, etc. Medical marijuana patients may consume their medicine in private settings only.

  • How much recreational marijuana can I have in my possession in the state of Hawaii?

    Since it is still illegal in the state of Hawaii, you cannot have any recreational marijuana in your possession at any given time.