• Hawaii
  • Medical use: Legal
  • Recreational: No

Hawaii has had a medical marijuana program since they passed Senate Bill 862 way back in 2000. Patients and caregivers in-state can purchase up to 4 ounces of marijuana from a dispensary and cultivate up to 10 plants at home, provided they register as cultivators with the state. Residents must be 18 or older, have one of 15 qualifying conditions, and possess a medical marijuana card. Interestingly, out-of-state visitors can also register to obtain medical cannabis while visiting Hawaii. These visitors can apply online for a 60-day registration card and pay a $49.50 fee to access dispensaries. 

While medical is working well in Hawaii, the state also has its sights set on going recreational. The Senate recently approved Senate Bill 3335, but it is currently awaiting action in the House, which has thwarted recreational legislature many times in the past. Time will tell if Hawaii will go recreational in 2024.

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