HAWAII CANNABIS PROGRAM

HAWAII

STATE STATUS

Hawaii’s attorney general has released a comprehensive proposal to legalize adult-use marijuana—with lawmakers already expressing interest in advancing it as advocates call for revisions to bolster equity provisions and remove language that could perpetuate criminalization.. The bill would legalize adult-use marijuana for adults 21 and over, and create a regulatory framework. The possession. And cultivation legalization provisions would not go into effect until January 1, 2026.

The state of Hawaii legalized medical cannabis in 2000, through a Legislative Bill, Senate Bill 862, which legalized the possession and use of medical cannabis. The bill, however, failed to provide a legal way for qualifying patients in the state to access and utilize medical cannabis. In 2015, Hawaii passed House Bill 321, establishing a legal dispensing system to allow for access to medical cannabis is through state licensed businesses that are allowed to grow, manufacture and sell medical cannabis.

For more information about cannabis business opportunities in Hawaii, contact us.

Hemp

Yes

Medical Marijuana

Yes

Adult-Use Marijuana

No

When to Apply

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HAWAII MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSES

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Dispensary – a vertically integrated license that allows a licensee to grow medical cannabis plants; extract, process and produce medical cannabis products; and dispense to registered patients. There is a limit of eight (8) business licenses allowed for Hawaii Medical Cannabis Dispensary within the state. Each license allows a licensee to open up to two (2) dispensary facilities and two (2) cultivation sites.

HOW TO START A MARIJUANA BUSINESS IN HAWAII

To obtain a marijuana business license in Hawaii, you will be required to submit an application. As part of the application, some of the plans you will need to include the following:

  • Security Plan.
  • Environmental Impact Plan.
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance Plan.
  • Business History Plan.
  • Financial Plan.
  • Community Benefits Plan.
  • Research Plan.
  • Cultivation, Manufacturing and/or Dispensing Plan.
  • Labor Compliance Plan.
  • Staffing and Training Plan.

 

Schedule for a complimentary 15-min consult with our licensing/application team to learn more about how we may be able to assist you.

Hawaii Marijuana Timeline

2000 – Hawaii legalized medical cannabis
2015 – Hawaii legalized a state-wide dispensing system (regulated businesses)
2016 – Hawaii awarded eight (8) medical cannabis business licenses
2017 – First Hawaii cannabis business opened

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