[ 329-127] Protection of cannabis and other seized property. Cannabis, paraphernalia, or other property seized from a qualifying patient or primary caregiver in connection with a claimed medical use of cannabis under this part shall be returned immediately upon the determination by a court that the qualifying patient or primary caregiver is entitled to the protections of this part, as evidenced by a decision not to prosecute, dismissal of charges, or an acquittal; provided that law enforcement agencies seizing live plants as evidence shall not be responsible for the care and maintenance of such plants.
Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-127
- Medical use: means the acquisition, possession, cultivation, use, distribution, or transportation of cannabis or paraphernalia relating to the administration of cannabis to alleviate the symptoms or effects of a qualifying patient's debilitating medical condition. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Primary caregiver: means a person eighteen years of age or older, other than the qualifying patient and the qualifying patient's physician or advanced practice registered nurse, who has agreed to undertake responsibility for managing the well-being of the qualifying patient with respect to the medical use of cannabis. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121
- Qualifying patient: means a person who has been diagnosed by a physician or advanced practice registered nurse as having a debilitating medical condition. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 329-121