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Hawaii: Measure To Provide Safe Access To Medical Cannabis Becomes Law

Legislation to establish a system of medical dispensaries for the state’s nearly 14,000 medical marijuana patients has become law. Governor David Ige signed the measure, stating, “I support the establishment of dispensaries to ensure that qualified patients can legally and

Hawaii: 66 Percent Of Voters Back Legalizing Cannabis

Hawaii voters overwhelmingly support legalizing and regulating the adult use of cannabis, according to just-released statewide survey data by QMark Research and commissioned by the Hawaii Drug Policy Action Group. Sixty-six percent of respondents said they endorsed legalizing cannabis, an

Hawaii: Governor Signs Measures Amending State’s Medical Cannabis Program

Democrat Gov. Neil Abercrombie yesterday signed two separate measures into law to amend the state’s 13-year-old medical marijuana program. House Bill 668 transfers the administration of the state’s medicinal cannabis program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department

Legislative Chambers Move Measures To Decriminalize Marijuana In Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, and New Jersey

Legislative chambers in four states — Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, and New Jersey — have passed measures to reclassify minor marijuana offenses as non-criminal violations, punishable by a fine only — no arrest, no jail, and no criminal record. In

Hawaii Joins Four Other States Considering Marijuana Legalization Measures

Representative Joseph Souki, Chair of the Hawaiian House Committee on Transportation and House Speaker Emeritus, has introduced legislation that would make Hawaii the third state to legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana. House Bill 150 would legalize the

NORML.ORG – Hawaii: Senate Passes Multiple Marijuana Reform Measures

Honolulu, HI: Senate lawmakers this week approved a series of legislative proposals aimed at amending the state’s marijuana laws. Legislators unanimously approved SB 1460, which reduces the adult possession of up to one ounce of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor