Archive for February, 2013

Rev. Roger Christie Responds to the Honolulu Star Advertiser

Editor’s note: Rev. Roger Christie has been a detainee at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center since July 8, 2010. An avowed pacifist, Christie has been denied bail 7 times by a series of federal judges on the basis that is he a “danger” to the community. His trial has been delayed repeatedly, and is...
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What is Happening to Rev Roger Christie?

It might be easier to comprehend what is happening to Roger Christie if we were to ask who actually benefits from the treatment he has received by the court. Ostensibly it would be his community, though it’s difficult to imagine that his community was ever in favor of imprisoning its leading advocate for an activity...
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Hawaii Senate Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Passes, Moves to House

UPDATED A bill aimed at decriminalizing marijuana in Hawaii has been passed by the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee. The measure will now move on to the House for consideration. SB472 Relating to Marijuana would remove criminal penalties for possession of an ounce or less of cannabis, making it subject instead to a simple fine of...
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Hearing for HB667 to Update Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Law

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

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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