329-125.6  Protections afforded to an owner or qualified employee of a licensed medical cannabis dispensary.  (a)  An owner or employee of a medical cannabis dispensary that is licensed under chapter 329D may assert the production or distribution of medical cannabis as an affirmative defense to any prosecution involving marijuana under this part, part IV, chapter 329D, or part IV of chapter 712; provided that the owner or employee strictly complied with the requirements of chapter 329D and any administrative rules adopted thereunder.

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-125.6

  • 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. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1
  • Production: includes the manufacture, planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting of a controlled substance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-1

     (b)  An owner or employee of a licensed medical cannabis dispensary not strictly complying with the requirements of chapter 329D, and any administrative rules adopted thereunder, shall not be afforded the protections provided by subsection (a).