Hawaii’s House Committee on Health, with a 6 to 1 vote, has given approval to House Bill 1455, a proposal to improve the state’s medical cannabis program.
If approved into law, House Bill 1455 would allow patients to legally transfer cannabis to other patients and caregivers, which is currently illegal. The measure would also increase the amount of cannabis a patient can possess from four ounces to eight, and would increase the amount of plants they can cultivate from seven to sixteen. The proposal would also increase the amount of patients a caregiver can be responsible for from one to five.
House Bill 1455 has been scheduled for a public hearing in the House Committee on Consumer Protections and Commerce this Wednesday, February 18th at 3PM in conference room 325.