Growing Marijuana In Hawaii

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The Aloha State is yet another West Coast state where you can smoke and grow marijuana in Hawaii, but unlike the other four Pacific Coast states, it has not decriminalized or legalized marijuana.

Possession of less than 1 oz of marijuana can get you 30 days in jail in Hawaii if you aren’t using it with a doctor recommendation

It makes you wonder, though, how much of a big deal it is in Hawaii. There are pictures of President Obama smoking a joint in Hawaii, yet he was never arrested. I guess times have changed.

One noticeable change is the ability to smoke marijuana for medical reasons.  

They have an active medical marijuana program that is approved for treating cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy (and other seizure disorders), glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, nausea, persistent muscle spasms, PTSD, Rheumatoid arthritis, and seizures.

Hawaii medical marijuana patients can possess up to four ounces of usable marijuana (bud) for personal use. Medical patients can legally grow up to seven plants at a time.

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    Hawaii Marijuana Laws


    For the most part, Hawaii is a pretty relaxed state when it comes to growing marijuana. Their medical marijuana program allows the use of caregivers, and caregivers only need to be 18 years old.

    If you aren’t a patient or caregiver, the law is very gray about how much trouble you could get in for growing a few plants. Except for specific laws prohibiting growing on other people’s property and growing where children are present, there are no laws for setups less than 25 plants.

    You can only assume it is the same as possession.  Personal weed growing in Hawaii may be as laid back as the surf shops.

    Guerilla Marijuana Growing

    Guerilla marijuana growing

    Weed growing in Hawaii is a bit unlike other states. Yes, they allow their medical marijuana patients to grow plants – up to seven mature plants –

    but they are the only state to make laws specifically relating to guerilla growing. If you aren’t familiar with guerilla growing, you can learn about it in the Marijuana Grow Bible

    This type of growing uses the natural environment to provide a healthy and discrete location for small grows. The small island of Hawaii apparently is not fond of the practice because they made it a 10 year felony. Ten years in jail for planting a seed in nature?

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    This means that first-time offenders are frequently given probation instead of jail time.  So, if you are in the process of getting medical approval, or simply can’t find a patient to grow for, there’s a good chance you won’t get into too much trouble.

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    I mean, it is only marijuana. Of course, it makes the most sense to simply register as a patient or caregiver and grow legally. You never know, you might become the President some day.

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    FAQ About Marijuana In Hawaii

    Is it legal to possess marijuana in Hawaii?

    No, it is not legal to possess marijuana in Hawaii, unless you a participant of medical marijuana program. If you get caught possessing weed (less than 1 ounce), you might have to pay a fine of $1000.

    Is it legal to sell marijuana in Hawaii?

    Selling marijuana in Hawaii is legal but only through state-licensed dispensaries. All other cannabis sales, deliveries, and distributions are considered as crimes.

    Is it legal to grow marijuana in Hawaii?

    Only medical marijuana patients and their registered caregivers can grow marijuana in the State of Hawaii. You need to get registered with the Department of Health and have a 329 Card as well.

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