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 [cannabis or marijuana] under this part or 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).