Hawaii

Medical Marijuana
Drugged Driving
Hemp

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
Personal Use
Less than 1 oz Misdemeanor 30 days $ 1,000
1 oz - 1 lb Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
1 lb or more Felony 5 years $ 10,000
Commercial Promotion
1 - 2 lbs Felony 5 years $ 10,000
2 - less than 25 lbs Felony 10 years $ 25,000
25 lbs or more Felony 20 years $ 50,000
Within 750 feet of school grounds or a park, or on or within 10 feet of a parked school vehicle Felony 5 years $ 10,000
Sale or Delivery
Less than 1 oz Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
1 oz - 1 lb Felony 5 years $ 10,000
1 - less than 5 lbs Felony 10 years $ 25,000
5 lbs or more Felony 20 years $ 50,000
Within 750 feet of school grounds or a park, or on or within 10 feet of a parked school vehicle Felony 5 years $ 10,000
Cultivation
25 - 50 plants Felony 5 years $ 10,000
50 - less than 100 plants Felony 10 years $ 25,000
100 plants or more Felony 20 years $ 50,000
Less than 25 plants on another's property Felony 10 years $ 25,000
25 plants or more on another's property Felony 20 years $ 50,000
In a structure where a minor under 16 years is present carries additional penalty
Paraphernalia
Use, possession or sale of paraphernalia Felony 5 years $ 10,000
Delivery to a minor at least 3 years junior Felony 10 years $ 25,000
Forfeiture
Vehicles and other property may be seized.
Hash & Concentrates
Possession
Less than 1/8 oz Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
1/8 - less than 1 oz Felony 10 years $ 25,000
1 oz or more Felony 20 years $ 50,000
Distribution
Less than 1/8 oz Felony 10 years $ 25,000
1/8 oz or more Felony 20 years $ 50,000
Miscellaneous
Promoting through a minor Felony 10 years $ 25,000
Within school grounds, school vehicles, or a public park Felony 20 years $ 50,000
Discovery of marijuana in a vehicle may result in each occupant being charged with possession.

Details

Conditional Release

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.

Drugged Driving

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.

Hemp

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. .

Medical Marijuana

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective.