Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bills to improve patient privacy and safe access to medical marijuana become law

Advocates call measures a “significant first step” to modernize Hawaii’s thirteen year-old medical marijuana law (Honolulu, 6/25/2013) Patient advocates celebrated the signing of two bills to improve Hawaii’s 13 year-old medical marijuana program – the first updates to pass the … Continue reading

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Governor Abercrombie to sign bills improving HI MMJ program

Tuesday, 6/25/13 – Governor Abercrombie will sign SB 642 and HB 668 to improve Hawaiiʻs medical marijuana program and move its administration to the Department of Health. These bills are the first improvements to the 13 year-old program since its … Continue reading

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Prestigious medical journal releases poll, reveals broad support by physicians for medical marijauna

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMclde1305159 The New England Journal of Medicine poll results released May 30, 2013 shows that 76% of U.S. doctors in the U.S.,  78% of doctors worldwide, would personally prescribe medical marijuana to a hypothetical female patient with incurable cancer. “Physicians … Continue reading

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Hawaii justices reject conviction of cannabis user

Breaking story by the Honolulu Star Advertiserʻs Ken Kobayashi (sorry, it is behind a paywall…will post more links as other news sources also cover the story): “The Hawaii Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a Hawaii island medical marijuana … Continue reading

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