Native Hawaiians and Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018. Change is coming and the following information will be updated as it happens.

Marijuana is Legal in Hawaii for Medical Use

The Hawaii Department of Health administers the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program. Patients must be issued a 329 Registration Card to legally receive marijuana at any of the eight state-licensed dispensaries.

In 2014 the U.S. Justice Department issued a policy of non-enforcement of the U.S. Controlled Substance Act (CSA) to all federally-recognized Native American tribes. Native Hawaiians are not included in the federal recognition program, and therefore, do not qualify for the DOJ marijuana policy.