If passed, it would have allowed for adults over 21 to grow up to five plants and possess up to two ounces of dried herb. The program would have also set up a state-run recreational cannabis industry, allowing people over 21 to run cannabis retail stores.
Rep. Joseph Souki
So fear not, Hawaii. The fat, stoned lady hasn’t sung this legislative session. At least not yet. Currently there is at least one other marijuana-related bill before the state legislature. Senate Bill 472 would make possession of up to an ounce of marijuana a civil fine, with a fine of up to $1,000.
For more information on the specific bills, visit the Hawaii State Legislature site.
Possession of an ounce or less in Hawaii is currently a misdemeanor charge with up to thirty days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. Paraphernalia possession is a felony, with a punishment of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Medical marijuana patients are allowed to cultivate up to seven marijuana plants (only three can be in flower) and possess up to three ounces at a time.