Hawaii

Hawaii Laws 2018

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine

Possession

1 oz or less (first offense)* Civil Violation None $ 200
1 oz or less (second offense)* Civil Violation None $ 300
1 oz or less (subsequent offense)* Civil Violation None $ 500
1 – 2 oz (first offense) Misdemeanor 6 months $ 500
1 – 2 oz (subsequent offense) Misdemeanor 2 years $ 2,000
2 oz – 1 lb Felony 3 years $ 10,000
1 – 10 lbs Felony 5 years $ 100,000
10 lbs or more Felony 15 years $ 500,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.
As of July 1, 2018, adult possession of up to one ounce is no longer punishable by a civil penalty.

Sale

Less than 1/2 oz Misdemeanor 2 years $ 10,000
1/2 oz – 1 lb Felony 5 years $ 100,000
1 – 50 lbs Felony 15 years $ 500,000
More than 50 lbs Felony 30 years $ 1,000,000
To a minor Felony 5 years $ 25,000

Cultivation

1 – 2 plants (first offense) Misdemeanor 6 months $ 500
1 – 2 plants (subsequent offense) Misdemeanor 2 years $ 2,000
3 – 10 plants Felony 3 years $ 10,000
11 – 25 plants Felony 5 years $ 100,000
More than 25 plants Felony 15 years $ 500,000

Hash & Concentrates

5 grams or less (first offense)* Civil Violation None $ 200
5 grams or less (subsequent offense)* Civil Violation None $ 500
more than 5 grams (first offense) Misdemeanor 6 months $ 500
more than 5 grams (subsequent offense) Misdemeanor 2 years $ 2,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.
Penalties for hashish are similar to marijuana penalties. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernalia* Civil Violation None $ 200
Sale of paraphernalia Misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
To a minor Misdemeanor 2 years $ 2,000
* By persons 21 years of age or older.

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