Cannabis in Hawaii
A popular Hawaiian language term for cannabis is pakalolo (crazy tobacco), and the term appears in the Hawaiian newspaper Ka Nonanona as early as 1842. Hawaii is famous for its cannabis, with many strains developed locally.
Medical cannabis (2000)
In 2000, Hawaiian governor Ben Cayetano signed into law Act 228, allowing medical marijuana cardholders to grow their own cannabis or appoint a caretaker to do so. However, the law did not establish any legal market or dispensaries.
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