Archive for February, 2011

Update: SB 113 and SB 175 Pass Ways and Means, Move to Full Senate

UPDATE Both bills passed with amendments 13-0-1 (13 yes, 0 no, 1 excused) and move on to the full Senate. Testimony was 28 to 1 (SB 113) and 37 to 4 (SB 175). Still overwhelming support! Thanks to all who submitted testimony. Even though the opposition is not yet showing up, let’s not become complacent. We’ll need...
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Action Alert: SB 175 Would Move Medical Marijuana Program from Narcotics Enforcement to the Department of Health

Hawaii Senate Bill 175 SD 1 aims to transfer jurisdiction of Hawaii’s medical marijuana program from the department of public safety (DPS) to the department of health (DOH). The Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to make a decision on the bill this coming Tuesday, March 1, 2011. We believe phone calls and emails can make...
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Medical Marijuana Patients In Hawaii County Are Under Attack

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Medical Marijuana Patients In Hawaii County Are Under Attack

Police take 1 1/2 hours to respond to a 911 call for help, then blame the patient On December 28, 2010, in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision, medical marijuana patient Brad Snow caught a man in his yard stealing his medical marijuana plants. He immediately called 911, and was immediately put on hold. Eventually he got...
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Federal Prosecutors Indict Jury Nullification Pamphleteer

“You have a right to take upon yourselves to judge .” –John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States, to jurors in his courtroom. The New York Times today reported that the government has indicted a 78-year old retired chemistry professor for distributing pamphlets on Jury Nullification outside of Federal Courthouses. Prosecutors...
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SB 1460 Passes Ways and Means Committee, Now Heads to Full Senate

Update:  SB 1460 passed the Ways and Means Committee 12-0-2 (12 yes, 0 no, 2 excused) on Thursday, and is now heading to the full Senate! Testimony was 66 to 3. Thanks to all who took the time to submit testimony. More to come! -Matt ______________ Below are comments from Jeanne Ohta, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Forum of...
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