Marijuana Topic of Meetings in Hilo, Pahoa

HAWAII: Meetings will be held this month in Hilo and Pahoa to both provide information and obtain public input on the state’s medical marijuana law.

The events are scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the YWCA at 145 Ululani St. in Hilo and from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Pahoa Neighborhood Center at 15-2710 Kauhale St.

The “talk story” sessions are being coordinated by the Drug Policy Action Group and the Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii.

The groups want to hear from patients, caregivers and doctors about their experiences with the medical cannabis program in Hawai’i and how the program can be improved.

Topics of discussions will also include marijuana decriminalization and legalization bills, the groups said in a statement.