In Hawaii, the price of medical marijuana differs at dispensaries depending on where you live. Cannabis strain, weed quality, and ingestion method are factors that can also affect the price of marijuana. The average cost of 1 ounce of high-quality marijuana is $314, while medium-quality marijuana has an average cost of $267. One joint (0.66 grams) of high-quality weed cost $7.32 in the state.
No. Hawaii dispensaries do not accept credit cards for the purchase of marijuana and marijuana products since cannabis is still considered an illegal substance at the federal level. Credit card processors do not permit marijuana-related transactions. However, dispensaries in Hawaii can accept debit cards, cash, or money transfers through mobile apps like CanPay.
According to Chapter 237-24.3 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, the state does not impose a sales tax on medical marijuana. However, it imposes a 4% General Excise Tax (GET) on all business activities including the sales of medical marijuana. All Hawaii counties are authorized to adopt a 0.5% surcharge in addition to the GET.
Recreational marijuana is currently illegal in Hawaii. Therefore, licensed dispensaries in the state do not sell cannabis for recreational purposes.
The State of Hawaii does not have a program that offers lower medical marijuana prices to seniors, veterans, indigents, or indigenous people. However, medical marijuana patients can save money by growing their own cannabis plants. A patient is allowed to grow a maximum of 10 cannabis plants. Marijuana dispensaries encourage patients to join their loyalty programs in order to save on the cost of marijuana purchases. Cannabis edibles are usually more affordable than other forms of marijuana. Therefore, patients can save money by switching to edibles. Furthermore, medical cannabis patients can consume smaller portions of edibles and still experience long-lasting benefits of cannabis.