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Laws & Administrative Rules


Act 228 SLH 2000 – Hawaii’s initial Medical Use of Cannabis law.

Chapter 329 HRS-Hawaii’s Uniformed Controlled Substances Act (See Part IX – Medical Use of Cannabis).

Act 178 SLH  2013 – Makes several changes to the current law (such as: “adequate supply” of medical cannabis changes to 7 plants, regardless of maturity; useable cannabis changes to 4 oz; increase in registration fees from $25 to $35; and other changes) please read Act 178 for more information.


HB 2707 CD1 – Makes many clarifying changes to other existing laws . HB 2707 CD1 is currently pending Governors approval and if approved, changes will become effective as of July 1, 2016.

Chapter 11-160, HRS – DOH Administrative Rules for the Medical Use of Cannabis and the Medical Cannabis Registry.

Chapter 329D, HRS– Medical Cannabis Dispensary Law. Dispensary system provides for the establishment of dispensaries in the state of Hawaii and also amends other existing laws with respect to the medical use of cannabis.

Chapter 11-850 HAR– DOH Administrative Rules for the Medical Cannabis Dispensaries.

Act 242 SLH 2015 – Adds non-discriminatory language to existing laws as it may pertain to the medical use of cannabis.

Chapter 328J HRS– Hawaii’s Smoke Free Law

U.S. Department of Justice Memorandum for All United States Attorneys issued by James M. Cole Re: Guidance Regarding Cannabis Enforcement Policy  issued August 29, 2013.

U.S. Department of Justice “Formal Medical Cannabis Guidelines”  Oct. 9, 2009.