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 held on Wednesday (Sept. 10) at the Aupuni Center 101 Pauahi Street beginning at 5:00pm.

The hearing follows the release of an updated report (“Is the Grass Always Greener? An Updated Look at Other State Medical Marijuana Programs”) on the policies and procedures for access and distribution of medical marijuana in Hawaii. The report was produced by the Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau and serves as an update to the findings released in August 2009.