Civil Cafe: Marijuana Debate Heats Up in Hawaii

HAWAII:  What’s next for marijuana in Hawaii? Medical marijuana dispensaries? Decriminalization? Outright legalization? All three possibilities are currently being considered by the Legislature, where 29 marijuana-related bills are in the works. Marijuana was the subject Thursday night at a Civil Cafe featuring a panel that included state Sen. Will Espero, Alan Shinn of Drug Free Hawaii, Wendy Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Access Takes Center Stage At House Hearing

HAWAII:  Fifteen years after medical marijuana was legalized in Hawaii, legislators considered a bill Saturday that would finally give patients the ability to legally obtain it even if they can’t grow it themselves. There’s still plenty of opposition to taking that step, even though most of the people who spoke at a hearing before the Read the full article…

In Hawaii: Medical Marijuana For Sale

HAWAII:  Nearly 14 years after the use of medical marijuana was legalized in Hawaii, medical marijuana patients may have a legal way to purchase it, rather than just grow it themselves, within the next few years. The 21-member group tasked with crafting guidelines for a state-monitored medical marijuana dispensary system is recommending that at least Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Task Force Recommends Dispensaries In Hawaii

HAWAII:  Hawaii’s medical marijuana laws have created a kind of Catch-22 for patients. They can use it legally, but they can’t buy it legally. That could soon change. The Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force has finished its work and recommended that the state establish dispensaries to make it easier for patients with certain conditions like cancer, glaucoma Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Task Force Meets In Hilo, Sept. 10

HAWAII:  The state’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary System Task Force will hold a public hearing in Hilo on Wednesday. The Public Policy Center of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is convening the meeting in order to help develop recommendations for the establishment of a regulated statewide dispensary system for medical marijuana. The hearing will be Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Focus of Task Force

HAWAII:  A task force created by the state Legislature will convene next week to study the creation of a dispensary system for medical marijuana in Hawaii. The task force will be under the purview of the Public Policy Center of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A statement from the state House of Representatives said Read the full article…

Hawaii Legislature Approves Two-Year Study of Hemp

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HAWAII:  State lawmakers as we speak accredited a toned-down bill authorizing the College of Hawaii’s school of agriculture to conduct a two-yr research of hemp. Senate Invoice 2175 stated the analysis will concentrate on the potential use of hemp as a biofuel feedstock and to be used in phytoremediation, the use of crops to take Read the full article…

Smoke Signal? Hawaii Senate Panel Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana

HAWAII: Is it a good thing or a bad thing that Cheech and Chong are paying attention to the Hawaii Legislature? Posted on the pot-toking comedy duo’s official website this week was an alert that two Hawaii state Senate committees were preparing to hear a pair of bills that could “bring needed sensibility to Hawaii’s marijuana laws.” Cheech and Chong (or Read the full article…

Smoke Signal? Hawaii Senate Panel Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana

HAWAII: Is it a good thing or a bad thing that Cheech and Chong are paying attention to the Hawaii Legislature? Posted on the pot-toking comedy duo’s official website this week was an alert that two Hawaii state Senate committees were preparing to hear a pair of bills that could “bring needed sensibility to Hawaii’s marijuana laws.” Cheech and Chong (or Read the full article…

Lawmaker: Growing, Exporting Marijuana Would Pay Off Hawaii’s Debts

HAWAII:  A top Hawaiian lawmaker is calling for the legalization of marijuana in order to pay of billions in state debt and improvements to transportation and public education programs. House Majority Floor Leader Rida Cabanilla is looking to fix roads, affordable housing and sew up some nearly $25 billion in state debt through the manufacturing Read the full article…