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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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Open Letter to Governor Abercrombie: Improve Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Program for Patients and Doctors

Open Letter to Governor Abercrombie: Improve Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Program for Patients and Doctors

It is my duty as a physician to help my patients here in Hawaii to use cannabis, and all strong medicines, safely and responsibly, according to their response, reason, and the law.
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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. It would also effectively ban house calls, and a...
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Hawaii Medical Marijuana Bills: Thoughts on the Punitive Nature of HB1963 and SB2026

The law enforcement community, when making presentations in public, has focused on the fact that 97% of Medical Marijuana patients are qualified because of chronic pain. They have implied this number is too high, and I think HB 1963, and its sister bill in the Senate, SB 2026, are their attempt to drastically reduce...
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Thursday Hearing on Hawaii Bill to Remove Chronic Pain as Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis

The hearing has been scheduled for Thursday February 2, 2012; Public testimony must be submitted by 11:15am on Wednesday, February 1st.
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