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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Hawaii

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


  • Hawaii employers may implement drug-free workplace policies. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • Hawaii permits the use of medical marijuana by registered patients with a debilitating medical condition. See Medical Marijuana.
  • Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
  • Employers that require employees or job applicants to submit to drug and alcohol tests must do so in compliance with the state Substance Abuse Testing law. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Hawaii prohibits smoking in all enclosed or partially enclosed places of employment and within 20 feet of doors, windows and ventilation intakes. See Smoking.
  • "No Smoking" signs must be posted where smoking is prohibited. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.