Waimea, HI, Hawaii

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3

Legislation: In Hawaii, Marijuana use is legal for religious purposes and medicincal use.

Any marijuana found in a vehicle results in all occupants being charged with its possession.

Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Possession of one ounce or more is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000. Any possession of amounts of one pound or more are felonies. The possible sentence for possession of one pound or more is up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Possession of two pounds or more is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Possession of 25 pounds or more is punishable by up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

For first time offenders, the court can defer proceedings, place the accused on probation and upon completion of the probationary period the court can dismiss the charges.

another reporter added: “Since late December, 2000, Hawaii has had a medical marijuana law: ” Governor Ben Cayetano signed Senate Bill 862 into law on June 14, 2000. The law took effect on December 28, 2000. The law removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess a signed statement from their physician affirming that he or she suffers from a debilitating condition and that the “potential benefits of medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the health risks.” Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia; cancer; chronic pain; Crohn’s disease; epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures; glaucoma; HIV or AIDS; multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity; and nausea. Other conditions are subject to approval by the Hawaii Department of Health. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally possess no more than one ounce of usable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than seven marijuana plants, of which no more than three may be mature. The law establishes a mandatory, confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. To date, approximately 2,600 cards have been issued to registered patients.

AMENDMENTS: No, although Hawaii has a separate statute allowing patients arrested on marijuana charges to present a “choice of evils” defense arguing that their use of marijuana is medically necessary.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Administrative rules for Hawaii’s medical marijuana program are available online from the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii website at: http://www.dpfhi.org/” Source: http://www.norml.com/index.cfm?Group_ID=4533&wtm_view=medical”

Law enforcement: The cops come through every once in a while so don’t go smoke in the middle of the parking lot (and watch out cuz the cops dont have cop cars only normal cars with a blue light on top).

Where to buy marijuana in Waimea: waimea isnt a good place to buy it unless u got the hook ups so go down to Hawi and look for dealers OR your best bet is to go to a beach called 69’s about 10 mins away you could probly catch me down there at sunset lol but if im not there there’s plenty of hippies that live there.

Marijuana prices in Waimea: well we don’t like tourist so tell em ur visiting ur aunty and ur from molokai and ull probly get a better deal… last week i got a ounce for a hundered bucks from my cafeteria lady