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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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L.E.A.P. Executive Director to Speak in Honolulu on Hawaii Drug Policy

L.E.A.P. Executive Director to Speak in Honolulu on Hawaii Drug Policy

“It pains me to know that there is a solution for preventing tragedy and nothing is being done because of ignorance, stubbornness, unsubstantiated fear and greed."—Neill Franklin, Executive Director L.E.A.P.
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Stop the Drug War Rally June 17 At The Hawai`i State Capitol Rotunda

Stop the Drug War Rally June 17 At The Hawai`i State Capitol Rotunda

June 17 will mark forty years since President Richard Nixon, citing drug abuse as “public enemy No. 1”, officially declared a “war on drugs.” A trillion dollars and millions of ruined lives later, the war on drugs remains an abject failure. Drug policy reform advocates all across the country will mark this auspicious date with...
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Action Alert: Medical Marijuana Patients Can Save SB 1458

Hawaii Senate Bill 1458 SD2, which creates medical marijuana compassion centers was heavily amended last week by the House Committees on Health and Public Safety. A hearing has now been scheduled for Tuesday, March 22.  The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii is calling for testimony on the compassion center bill, encouraging testimony in “support of the Senate...
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Hawaii Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Committees With Major Amendments

Hawaii Senate Bill 1458 SD2, which creates medical marijuana compassion centers was heard yesterday by the House Committees on Health and Public Safety. The committees passed the bill with major amendments, so now it becomes SB 1458 SD2 HD1. The following are the unofficial amendments, from our notes, so please be aware that the final...
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