Posts Tagged ‘ medical cannabis ’

HB 668 Passes Joint Committee

UPDATED HB 668, the bill to move Hawaii’s medical cannabis program to the Department of Health, passed the Senate joint committee of Health and Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs.  All Senators present voted Yes, with Senator Sam Slom voting Yes with Reservation. The bill now moves to the final Senate joint committee of Judiciary and...
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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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Medical Marijuana and Collateral Damage: Pain, Suffering, Arrests

Medical Marijuana and Collateral Damage: Pain, Suffering, Arrests

Editor’s Note: The ACLU of Hawaii Foundation co-sponsored two events this past weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s declaration of a “war on drugs.” The following is an excerpt of a presentation by Matt Rifkin. I am here to update you on the current status of the Lowest Law Enforcement Priority of...
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Call for Action: Hawaii Medical Marijuana Patients Under Attack!

Medical cannabis patients need to immediately and decisively take action to a proposed bill which could gut the state medical cannabis program and possibly disqualify more than 97% of the patients currently with blue cards. No one, including advocates in the medical cannabis community, thought that SB 1458 which would have established state compassion centers...
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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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