HACR is comprised of nonprofits and community organizations that recognize prohibition has failed, and it’s time for a more sensible approach.
The Hawai‘i Alliance for Cannabis Reform is dedicated to ending cannabis prohibition in Hawai’i and replacing it with a system of legalization and regulation, with a focus on reparative justice and inclusion.
Hawai‘i residents support legalizing cannabis use for adults.
Cannabis prohibition entails direct enforcement costs.
Legalization makes it possible to regulate and control cannabis in order to promote public health and safety.
Why Legalize and Regulate?
Although Hawai‘i was the first state to adopt a medical marijuana program through the legislature in 2000, it continues to arrest thousands of people each year for cannabis offenses over 20 years later. In fact, under current law possession of over three grams is punishable with up to 30 days in jail despite the fact that legalization has widespread in Hawaii.