Hawaii’s official government site providing the rules and regulations in the state can be found at: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov
Senate Bill 862 was signed into law in 2000 and took effect later that year. Eligible patients must obtain a signed physician’s statement that medical marijuana would help their “debilitating condition” and that the “potential benefits… would likely outweigh the health risks” of medical marijuana. The state-run patient registry is mandatory for eligible patients.
- Illnesses: cachexia; cancer; chronic pain; Crohn’s disease; epilepsy and other conditions characterized by seizures; glaucoma; HIV/AIDS; multiple sclerosis and other muscle spasticity disorders; nausea (other conditions subject to state approval)
- Possession: 3 ounces of usable medical marijuana
- Cultivation: Seven marijuana plants, no more than three of which are mature
- Dispensaries: Not allowed under current law
- Statute: Hawaii Rev. Stat. 329-121 to 329-128