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Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patients Must ‘Wait Until Next Year’ as State Legislature Adjourns

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patients Must ‘Wait Until Next Year’ as State Legislature Adjourns

The adjournment of the 2012 Hawaii State Legislature occurred on Thursday, and I just wanted to update you… Medical cannabis patients in Hawaii are becoming a little bit like Chicago Cubs fans… it’s “wait until next year.” Once again, there were no improvements made to the program.
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Hawaii Medical Marijuana Bills: Latest Update

Below is an update from Jeanne Ohta of Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii. HB1963 did not get scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary committee. Section 4 was removed from HB2600. Matt Rifkin Here’s an update on the bills that we have been watching. Thank you all for sending in testimony. I cannot tell you...
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Hawaii Senate Bill Would Add Medical Marijuana to the Pain Bill of Rights

Hawaii Senate Bill Would Add Medical Marijuana to the Pain Bill of Rights

A new Hawaii Senate bill would acknowledge that Cannabis (“marijuana”) is a pain medication. A hearing for SB2262  has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 at 2:45pm. (The new 24-hour rule means that testimony for the bill must be received by Tuesday, February 14 at 2:45pm.) Sandy and Charlie Webb, MD, of the MUM Clinic wrote the...
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Hawaii Medical Marijuana Patients Should Oppose HB 2600

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Patients Should Oppose HB 2600

HB2600 is another attempt by law enforcement to shut down the medical Cannabis (‘marijuana’) program in Hawai’i by fundamentally changing registration requirements for physicians who recommend medical Cannabis, but not other controlled substances. It therefore targets medical Cannabis for harsher penalties than other controlled substances such as wax vape pens. It would also effectively...
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HB1963 Targets Medical Marijuana Patients with Chronic Pain

HB1963 Targets Medical Marijuana Patients with Chronic Pain

For medical cannabis patients in the state of Hawai’i, we really have a fight on our hands. HB1963 had its first hearing last week. Unfortunately this bill, authored by the Department of Public Safety, and designed to drastically reduce the number of patients whose qualifying condition is chronic pain, passed the Heath Committee and Public...
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