Marijuana is allowed for medicinal purposes only in Hawaii.
Possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use is a crime punishable by 30 days of imprisonment and a fine of $1,000. A person who has up to 1 pound may be charged with 1 year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000.
Possession with intent to distribute is punishable by harsher penalties.
Selling no more than 1 ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor and entails 1-year imprisonment and a $2,000 fine. Selling of larger amounts of marijuana is punished with harsher penalties.
Distributing no more than 1 pound is punishable by a $10,000 fine and 5 years in jail. Distribution of any amount of the drug within 750 feet of a school zone or a park is the reason to fine the person $10,000 and imprison them for 5 years.
Cultivating marijuana plants is a crime in Hawaii. A person who grows 25-50 plants may pay a $10,000 fine and spend up to five years in jail. Growing up to 24 plants on government land or someone's residence is a felony punishable by 10 years in prison.
A patient may legally possess up to 4 oz of usable marijuana every 15 days or 8 oz every 30 days. The term of “usable marijuana” does not include seeds, stalks, and roots of the cannabis plant.
It is also allowed to cultivate no more than 7 plants at home.
Public consumption is prohibited.