There are a lot of reasons to love Hawaii. My personal favorite is that it has 137 volcanic islands, even though it’s still the eighth smallest island. There Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. Hawaii was a independent nation once upon a time—it always has felt like one; I never think of it as a state. They’re always just doing their own thing, living in their beautiful state, making delicious food, smoking grade-a, and dancing all the time. It sounds magical—it’s technically an entirely differently nation. So, with delta-9 THC being legal in the state of Hawaii, it’s difficult to say whether or not Hawaii allows Delta-8 THC to exist in the same space.
Of course, Delta 8 THC is legal in the state of Hawaii.
They’ve taken the necessary repercussions to even revise the Farm Bill of 2018 so that other derivatives wouldn’t fall under the Schedule I Drugs within the state laws. It is all structured under the Hawaii House Bill 2689, Section 14. So, yes. Delta-8 and 9 THC are both legal in the state of Hawaii.
SECTION 14. Section 329-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:
- By adding a new definition to be appropriately inserted and to read:
""Hemp" means all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 per cent on a dry weight basis, as measured post-decarboxylation or by other similarly reliable methods."
- By amending the definition of "marijuana" to read:
""Marijuana" means all parts of the plant (genus) Cannabis whether growing or not; the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin. [It]
"Marijuana" does not include [the]:
(1) The mature stalks of the plant[,] (genus) Cannabis, fiber produced from the stalks, oil, or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant [which] that is incapable of germination[.];
(2) Hemp that is in the possession, custody, or control of a person or entity that holds a license issued by the Hawaii department of agriculture permitting that person or entity to produce hemp;
(3) Hemp that is in the possession, custody, or control of a person or entity that is authorized under state law to process hemp; or
(4) A product containing or derived from hemp, including any product containing one or more hemp-derived cannabinoids such as cannabidiol, that:
(A)Does not include any living hemp plants, viable seeds, leaf materials, or floral materials; and
(B) Has a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 per cent on a dry weight basis, as measured post-decarboxylation or by other similarly reliable methods."
SECTION 15. Section 329-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (g) to read as follows:
"(g) Any of the following cannabinoids, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, unless specifically excepted, whenever the existence of these salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:
(1) Tetrahydrocannabinols; meaning tetrahydrocannabinols naturally contained in a plant of the genus Cannabis (cannabis plant), as well as synthetic equivalents of the substances contained in the plant, or in the resinous extractives of Cannabis, sp. or synthetic substances, derivatives, and their isomers with similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity to those substances contained in the plant, such as the following: Delta 1 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers; Delta 6 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers; and Delta 3,4 cis or trans-tetrahydrocannabinol, and its optical isomers (since nomenclature of these substances is not internationally standardized, compounds of these structures, regardless of numerical designation of atomic positions, are covered); provided that tetrahydrocannabinols under this subsection shall exclude tetrahydrocannabinols in hemp;