Learn more about marijuana in Hawaii
Is Marijuana Legal in Hawaii?▼
Where Can I Consume Marijuana?▼
In Hawaii, consumption of marijuana in any form is prohibited in any public place. Additionally, smoking or vaporizing marijuana may not be done anywhere that tobacco smoking is prohibited. Those who are legally permitted to use marijuana for medical purposes are limited in where they can consume.
Specifically, cardholders are never to use, possess, purchase, or transport medical marijuana in any public place, including parks, beaches, youth and recreation centers, on the grounds of any school, or in any way which may put others at risk.
A law put into place in 2015 to lessen discrimination against cardholders who are lawfully using marijuana concluded:
- First, no school can refuse a person because of their active participation in the medical marijuana registry.
- Second, no landlord may deny any applicant on the basis of their enrollment in the medical marijuana program.
How Do I Get a Job in the Marijuana Industry of Hawaii?▼
The law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from working as a dispensary agent and require the dispensing facility to provide initial and annual training on the subjects of health, safety, enforcement, and confidentiality. For more information about available job positions in Hawaii, visit The Cannabis Jobs Network.
Is Drug Testing for Marijuana Legal in Hawaii?▼
The medical use of marijuana is protected from discrimination under certain conditions; however, the law currently prohibits the use of medical marijuana at the workplace. Employers are able to use drug testing to assess on-the-job impairment and a variety of other job-related factors.
Is Marijuana Delivery Legal in Hawaii?▼
Delivery is approved between a cardholder and caregiver only. It must be done using a sealed container that is out of public view and cannot be consumed during transport. The total amount of marijuana being transported must remain at or below the possession limit of four ounces. At this time, inter-island transport remains illegal in Hawaii.
How Can I Pay for Marijuana at Hawaii Dispensaries? ▼
Most of the sales will be based on cash, with ATMs available on-site at dispensary locations. Under the law, insurance companies are not required to cover treatments and the continued Schedule I status of marijuana puts card service providers at risk of being involved in money laundering.