Status: In Hawaii, all individuals with a legal prescription may possess and use medical marijuana. State licensed businesses may grow, process, transport, and dispense medical marijuana.
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Number of Hawaii Licenses Available
The History of Hawaii Marijuana
House Bill 321, a bill that establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana dispensaries, passed on July 14th, 2015 – 10 years after the state legalized medical marijuana in 2000. The new law allows for 8 dispensary licenses, of which each licensee will be allowed up to 2 production and 2 retail dispensing locations, bringing that to a total of 32 medical marijuana locations in the entire state. The state awarded 8 licenses in April of 2016.
Qualifying Medical Conditions: Cachexia, Cancer, Chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, Epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures, Glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, Multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity, Nausea
Update: On January 19, 2018, Senate Bill 2683 was introduced, which would legalize recreational use, possession, and sale of marijuana. It would also set up a system to regulate and tax marijuana and require licensing to operate marijuana establishments. You can read the bill and watch it’s progress here.