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Legislation to Legalize Marijuana Passes First Reading in Hawaii Senate

Hawaii’s Senate has advanced legislation that would make marijuana legal for those 21 and older. According to the Hawaii Legislature’s official website, Senate Bill 2683 was introduced on Friday and “Passed First Reading” yesterday. The measure was filed by Senator Kalani English (D) and is cosponsored by Senators Russell Ruderman (D), Brickwood Galuteria (D) and Gil Keithagaran …

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Hawaii to Become First State to Go Cashless for Marijuana Sales

By Audrey McAvoy | AP Hawaii said Tuesday that it will be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. Medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii won’t be allowed to accept cash beginning Oct. 1 and will require people to use a debit …

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Hawaii’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Now Open

17 years after Hawaii legalized medical cannabis, the legal sale of the medicine through a state-sanctioned dispensary has finally begun. Maui Grown Therapies (44 Paa Street, Kahului) officially opened their doors today after receiving approval from the Department of Health to begin operations. According to Teri Freitas Gorman, director of community relations and patient affairs …

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Hawaii Bill to Make State Refer to “Medical Marijuana” as “Medical Cannabis” Passes Two House Committees Unanimously

Two House committee in Hawaii have unanimously passed a bill to change the way the state refers to “medical marijuana”. [Update: According to Senator Mike Gabbard the measure has now been passed unanimously by the full House of Representatives.] Senate Bill 786 has been passed by both the House Health Committee and the House Judiciary …

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Hawaii: Proposal to Expand Medical Marijuana Law Passed by Two Senate Committees on Same Day

Legislation that would expand Hawaii’s medical marijuana law was passed by two Senate committees today, sending it towards a vote by the full Senate. House Bill 1488 was passed unanimously today by both the Senate Judicial Law Committee, and the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The votes come roughly a week after the measure – …

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Hawaii Bill to Expand Medical Cannabis Law Passes Senate Committee, Already Passed House

Legislation to expand Hawaii’s medical cannabis program has been passed by its initial Senate committee; it’s already passed the full House of Representatives. House Bill 1488 was reported out of the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health Committee today. Earlier this month it passed the full House of Representatives. The proposed law would amend “the …

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Hawaii Bill Adding Five New Medical Cannabis Conditions Passes House Committee

The Hawaii House Health Committee has passed a measure that wold expand the state’s medical cannabis program. They also unanimously passed a bill to change state law to refer to “medical marijuana” as “medical cannabis”. Senate Bill 174, which has already passed the Senate with a unanimous 25 to 0 vote, passed the House Health …

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Hawaii Bill to Rename “Medical Marijuana” to Medical Cannabis” Passes Senate Unanimously

Hawaii’s Senate has unanimously passed a bill to legally change how the state refers to “medical marijuana”. Senate Bill 786 – filed by Senator Mike Gabbard (D) – would revise Hawaii’s laws and administrative rules to no longer refer to “medical marijuana”, but to instead call it “medical cannabis”. It passed the Senate with a …

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Hawaii Senate Votes Unanimously to Allow Medical Cannabis for Lupus, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis and Autism

A Hawaii measure that would expand the list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions has been passed by the state’s full Senate. Senate Bill 174 was passed today with a unanimous 25 to 0 vote. It now goes to the House of Representatives, where its passage will send it to Governor David Ige for consideration. If …

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Hawaii Committee Unanimously Passes Bill to Legalize Hemp with No License Required

A bill that would treat hemp like other crops such as tomatoes, allowing it to be grown by anyone without a license, has been approved by its initial committee in Hawaii. The House Agricultural Committee approved House Bill 773 with a unanimous 7 to 0 vote. The measure makes it so that “No person shall …

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