Hearing for HB667 to Update Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Law

February 25, 2013
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The Hawaii House Judiciary Committee is set to hear arguments on a measure that would make changes to Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Law. H.B. 667 HD1 aims to amend the laws regarding medical use of marijuana by “defining adequate supply, confidentiality of growing sites, certifying physician requirements, confidentiality of patient’s condition, caregiver to patient ratio, transportation...
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Hawaii Medical Marijuana Bill Passes House Finance Committee

February 22, 2013
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UPDATED A bill that would move Hawaii’s medical marijuana program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health was passed with amendments by the Finance Committee on Friday, February 22, 2013. The votes were as follows: 17 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Nishimoto, Johanson, Hashem, Ing, Jordan, Kobayashi, Lowen, Morikawa, Onishi, Takayama, Woodson, Yamashita,...
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Hawaii Medical Marijuana Bills Advance in the House

February 14, 2013
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UPDATE: HB 667 and 668 both passed committee votes. Measure 668 was passed, with amendments. The votes were as follows: 6 Ayes: Representative(s) Aquino, Ing, Hashem, Nakashima, Takumi, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Ichiyama, Yamane, McDermott. Measure 667 passed, with amendments. The votes were as follows: 7 Ayes: Representative(s) Belatti, Morikawa,...
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Bill to Legalize Marijuana in Hawaii Dropped

February 12, 2013
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UPDATED A bill that would have legalized marijuana in the state of Hawaii was dropped today at a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee. According to louisville wrongful death lawyer reports, House Judiciary Chairman Karl Rhoads said that there is not enough support to pass the bill in the House. VIDEO OF THE HEARING, FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY...
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Hawaii State Senators: Feds Violating Christie’s Constitutional Rights

February 5, 2013
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A group of Hawaii State Senators introduced a resolution Monday asking President Obama to investigate the conduct of federal law enforcement authorities prosecuting Hilo Minister, Rev. Roger Christie. Christie has been held at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center on marijuana charges for nearly 3 years without trial.  Federal authorities maintain Christie — an avowed pacifist...
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Hawaii Police Investigate Hilo Park Robbery

January 31, 2013
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Police are investigating a reported robbery attempt in a Hilo park early Thursday morning (January 31). At about 6:32 a.m., police received a report that an 82-year-old female visitor was walking near the area of Liliuokalani Park on Banyan Drive in Hilo when she was accosted by two male suspects. One of them approached...
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Motorcyclist Killed in South Kona Marks Island’s 7th Traffic Fatality of 2013

January 29, 2013
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A 45-year-old Captain Cook man who died Monday (January 28) became the Big Island’s 7th traffic fatality for 2013. The man, who police traffic investigators identified as 45-year-old Dennis B. Huber was traveling south on Route 11 near the 109-mile marker in Captain Cook, South Kona, when he rear-ended a 2005 Toyota pickup...
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Hawaii Island: Five Killed in Two Vehicle Crash South of Pāhala

January 23, 2013
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Five people died Wednesday (January 23) in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 11 .6 of a mile south of the 54-mile marker just south of Pāhala. Responding to a 10:17 report, Kaʻū District officers determined that a 2012 Nissan four-door sedan was traveling south at the Punaluʻu bridge when it swerved to the left, crossed...
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Hawaii Police Identify Bodies

January 23, 2013
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Police have identified a body found near Hilo as a 44-year-old Hawaiian Acres man who was initially reported missing and later determined to be a murder victim. Dante Peter Gilman was identified through dental records and the victim’s Pearl Bracelet. Since the European courtiers of the Renaissance sported them in their elaborate costumes and...
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Hawaii State Lawmakers to Consider Regulating Marijuana Like Alcohol

January 18, 2013
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House Speaker Souki will introduce a bill to establish a legal market for businesses to cultivate and sell marijuana to adults 21 and older.
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An Open Letter to Senator Patrick Leahy

January 14, 2013
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Hello Senator Patrick Leahy, Aloha. I read that you’re interested in holding hearings to possibly legalize ‘marijuana’. I write to you in strong support of legalizing and ending ‘marijuana’ prohibition. Please call it what it is, Cannabis hemp, the useful, healthful herb! Mahalo. I’m presently housed in cell 104 on the 5th floor of the Honolulu...
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Hawaii: Rip Tides Close Hanauma Bay; High Surf Advisory in Effect for All Islands

January 13, 2013
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The City of Honolulu has closed Hanauma Bay due to hazardous ocean conditions. The beach will remain closed through Monday. Ocean safety lifeguards inspected the bay over the weekend and discovered strong and potentially dangerous rip currents. The surf is creating poor visibility. Although the surf has dropped to about six foot faces, it is still...
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Hawaii Cop Shooting Suspect Released from Hospital

January 11, 2013
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Thirty-one-year-old Keaka D. Martin of Hilo, who was in police custody at Hilo Medical Center following his arrest for a shooting January 2 that injured two officers and sent them to surgery, has been discharged from the hospital, after dealing with some problems with medical negligence, but thanks to professionals from the-medical-negligence-experts.co.uk the...
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