Hawaii Legalizes Cannabis-Infused Edibles for Medical Patients

Recently Hawaii Governor David Ige signed legislation that will allow patients to have access to cannabis-infused edibles, after the state’s medical cannabis program was running for about 20 years. Gov. Ige signed the bill on September 15, and the development was praised by NORML on September 28.

Medical cannabis in the form of edibles has been a point of contention for some time in the islands of Hawai’i. With fears of children getting into edibles and unverified reports of trick-or-treaters getting cannabis edibles, it’s a concern for many parents.

House Bill 2097 allows licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Hawaii “to manufacture and distribute edible cannabis products.” The Hawaii Department of Health will oversee the development of rules on the production, labeling and packaging of cannabis-infused edibles.

The new law also allows medical cannabis dispensaries to “provide, disseminate, and publish educational and scientific materials related to medical cannabis and its approved products and sponsor events about medical cannabis.”

The bill was passed by Hawaii’s state legislature last July, and was announced with an emphasis on patient needs. “Passage of HB 2097 is a victory for the state’s 30,798 registered medical cannabis patients,” Randy Gonce, Hawai‘i Cannabis Industry Association program director, said in a press release in July. “Coronavirus has prompted more patients to seek ingestible forms of cannabis to replace inhalation due to concerns about lung health, so the approval of edibles is welcome news.”

Hawaii became the first state to legalize medical cannabis via the state legislature in 2000. Although Hawaii’s medical cannabis law was signed into law over 20 years ago, it previously did not allow dispensaries to sell or distribute cannabis-infused edibles. Two decades later, the state leadership has finally come to the conclusion that edibles are generally safe and critical for certain patients.

Soon edibles will be available for medical cannabis patients in Hawaii as seen in other states with medical cannabis. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2021.


Originally Published on 2020 10 01 by Benjamin M. Adams | DOPE Magazine

Thank you for joining us today for our latest news post. If you have any questions or comments about this post, we’d love to hear from you in the comments! Join the FindHempCBD.com newsletter to stay up to date on the latest Industry News and keep an eye out for our next news article!

Disclaimer: This content was sourced from DOPE Magazine and republished to our website to add value and additional content for our readers. In order to maintain the safety, functionality, and integrity of FindHempCBD.com, the sourced content may have been altered. To access the original content, please click the link below:


The Editor

The Editor

FindHempCBD.com is the internet's largest CBD stores directory. Browse 100s of CBD businesses, find CBD near you, and more!
  • Comments are closed.
  • Sign Up For Our Newsletter

    Stay informed with the latest articles on our CBD blog

    Related Posts

    CBD hemp oil, Hand holding bottle of Cannabis oil against Marijuana plant. Herbal Treatment, Alternative Medicine

    How CBD Can Help You

    With more and more CBD products entering the market every year, the CBD industry is growing at a rapid pace. The industry is projected to

    Pin It on Pinterest