With a 23 to 2 vote, Hawaii’s full Senate has passed House Bill 321, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries. The Bill has already passed the full House of Representatives, but will be sent back for another vote for concurrence purposes before being sent to the governor.
If passed into law, the measure would legalize the state-licensed cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis to qualified patients who’ve received a recommendation from a physician The bill mandates that each county has at least one operating dispensary, with a minimum of 21 throughout the state.
The full text of the latest amended version of House Bill 321 can be found by clicking here. The measure would legalize medical cannabis dispensaries for the first time since the medicine was legalized by lawmakers in 2000.