Hawaii Laws

Approved Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces:
    • Cachexia
    • Wasting syndrome
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures (including characteristics of epilepsy or severe and persistent muscle spasms)
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Post-traumatic disorder (PTSD)

 

Possession by Qualified Patients

  • May possess “an adequate supply” not to exceed 7 plants and no more than 4 ounces of usable marijuana (jointly between a registered patient and caregiver)

 

Requirements to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card

  • Must be a resident of the state
  • Must have a qualifying debilitating condition
  • Must complete a registration application
  • Must have a physician certify the debilitating medical conditions (on the application)
  • Provide a clear copy of the patient’s valid identification (driver’s license, state ID or passport)
  • Pay a registration fee of $38.50 ($35 registration fee plus $3.50 portal administration fee)

 

Sale or Delivery

  • Less than 1 oz: misdemeanor (1 year imprisonment and/or $2,000 fine)
  • 1 oz – 1 lb: felony (5 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine)
  • 1 – less than 5 lbs: felony (10 years imprisonment and/or $25,000 fine)
  • 5 lbs or more: felony (20 years imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine)
  • Within 750 ft. of school grounds or a park or on or within 10 feet of a parked school vehicle: felony (5 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine)

 

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

  • Illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana
  • Penalties:

 

Number of convictions

 

Fines

Jail Time

License Revocation

Community Service

Other requirements/

penalties

 

 

First conviction

 

a fine of between $150 and $1,000

between two and five days in jail

up one year

72 hours of community service work

a substance abuse rehabilitation program that lasts a minimum of 14 hours.

Violators must also pay $50 to a special trauma fund.

Second conviction (within 5 years of previous conviction)

 

a fine of between $500 and $1,500

between 5 and 30 days in jail

between 18 months and two years

240 hours of community service work

violators will be charged $75 to be put into a special trauma fund

Third conviction (within 5 years of 2 prior convictions)

 

a fine between $500 and $2,500

between 10 and 30 days in jail

two years

(info not provided)

violators will be charged $75 to be put into a special trauma fund

Offenses while transporting a minor

 

same penalties as above, plus: violators will be fined an additional $500

same penalties as above, plus: violators will be sentenced to 48 additional hours in jail

same penalties listed for the offenses above

same penalties listed for the offenses above

same penalties listed for the offenses above