Hawaii Legalizes THC Edibles At Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

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The state has officially legalized sales of THC-Infused Edibles from January 2021 onwards.

If you’re a Medicinal Cannabis patient in the beautiful state of Hawaii, you already have something to look forward to in 2021. Governor David Ige signed legislation that will allow patients to have access to cannabis-infused edibles. Patients enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis access program will be able to purchase THC-infused edible products from licensed dispensaries for the first time under legislation.

Cannabis in Hawaii

Marijuana is illegal for recreational use by anyone in the sate, Hawaii implemented a Medical Cannabis program 20 years ago this allowed cardholders to possess and grow their own Marijuana or appoint a caretaker to do so. At that time there were still no dispensaries or a legal market of any kind to purchase directly from.



The House Bill 2097 allows licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Hawaii “to manufacture and distribute THC infused edible cannabis products.” The Hawaii Department of Health will administer the development of rules on the production, labeling and packaging of cannabis-infused edibles.

The new law also for the first time permits and encourages dispensaries to “provide, disseminate, and publish educational and scientific materials related to medical cannabis and its approved products and sponsor events about medical marijuana.”

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Cannabis Decriminalization

On July 1, 2019, Governor David Ige decriminalized small amounts of cannabis. Beginning on January 11, 2020, this bill made possession of three grams or less of marijuana punishable by a $130 fine. Under the former law, anyone possessing even a small amount of cannabis was punished to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 – Ridiculous.

When Does The New Law Take Effect?

Governor Ige signed the measure into law earlier this month. The new law takes effect on July, 2021.

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Aloha Hawaii cannabis community. Come share your support online, or speak up at the public hearing via Zoom this Thursday at 9AM.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Go to: health.hawaii.gov/medicalcannabisregistry/ to register or submit testimony, or for general info about the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry call (808) 733-2177⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 🚨 Update 10/28: The deadline to submit written testimony to [email protected] is NOVEMBER 5th at 4:30PM. Mahalo nui to @lilikoibreath for helping to bring this to our attention. We hope that by promoting this info that we can help destigmatize and decriminalize the medical use of cannabis in Hawaii. Smokey's was created to be a clean and approachable space to educate the public and enhance the accessibility of products helping to support and progress the legal cannabis industry. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Mahalo @hawaiicannabisculture for sharing this important info with us, we appreciate you. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Aerial photo by Jeremy Bishop @bluumind from Pixels – what a great shot, thank you 🤙🏽⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #808state #alohalife #gohawaii #hawaiitag #mentalhealthmatters #medicalcannabis #legalcannabis #decriminalize #cannabismedicinal #cannabishealth #hawaiicannabiscommunity #dopemagazine #hightimes #brealtv #cannabiscures #420lifestyle #420friendly #weedlove #weedlover #cannapeople #cannabisdestiny #ig_hawaii #myalohatimes #luckywelivehonolulu #luckywelivehawaii ⁠

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