Quick Facts:

Is medicinal cannabis legal? Yes

Is it recreational marijuana legal? No

In the state of Hawaii, cannabis legalization for medical purposes is contained in Bill 862. This allows a person with a physicians signed statement to possess and cultivate cannabis so long as they suffer from a debilitating condition. The “adequate supply” stated in the law means that as many as seven plants can be owned by an individual.

Bill 862 aims to allow people who are seriously ill to be able to benefit from the healing effects of medicinal marijuana without fear of being penalized. The legislature also noted that allowing the use of cannabis in medical settings would further the state of Hawaii in terms of being recognized as an international center for medical treatment and research.

The conditions that cannabis might be prescribed for include cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, wasting syndrome, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, MS, persistent muscular spasms or any other condition that is approved by a department of medical health pursuant.

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