Is Cannabis Legal In Hawaii?

Cannabis is currently illegal for recreational use in Hawaii, but the state does have a medical marijuana program in place.

Cannabis for Medical Use in Hawaii

Hawaii passed legislation allowing for the use of medical marijuana in 2000. Under the state’s medical marijuana program, patients with certain qualifying medical conditions are allowed to use and possess marijuana for medicinal purposes. In order to be eligible for the program, patients must obtain a written recommendation from a licensed physician and register with the state.

As of 2021, there were over 29,000 registered medical marijuana patients in Hawaii, and the state had licensed eleven dispensaries to sell marijuana to these patients. In addition to these dispensaries, the state also allows for the operation of licensed production facilities, which are responsible for growing and processing marijuana for sale to patients.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Lupus 
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder 
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease

Recreational Use of Cannabis in Hawaii

Marijuana is currently illegal for recreational use in Hawaii.

Where Can I Get Cannabis in Georgia?

In Hawaii, cannabis is available at licensed dispensaries. These dispensaries are specifically licensed to sell to registered medical marijuana patients. In order to purchase cannabis at a dispensary, patients must first obtain a written recommendation from a licensed physician and register with the state’s medical marijuana program.