Monthly Archives: February 2014

Talking Points: SB2574 SD1 HD1

Below are a few talking points that may be helpful in preparing written or oral testimony about SB2574 SD1 HD1. For help on how to submit online testimony, click here. Remember, the best testimony is always personal and specific. If … Continue reading

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Dispensaries Don’t Cause an Increase in Crime

At last week’s informational briefing on medical marijuana, some legislators asked Mayor Robert Jacob of Sebastopol, CA (the first mayor to be a dispensary owner) about the link between dispensaries and crime. It has long been part of the Police … Continue reading

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MCCHI on League of Women Voters’ Making Democracy Work

Pamela Lichty, President of the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, and Rafael Kennedy, the organizer for Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii were honored to appear on the League of Women Voters’ panel discussion about Medical Marijuana on February 18th. It … Continue reading

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Hawaii News Now Investigates the Need for a Dispensary

Hawaii News Now has just aired an investigation into the medical marijuana program in Hawaii and some of the legislation including the need for a dispensary system. This news is a little late. We appreciate the effort, but all of … Continue reading

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Study: Marijuana Prevents Traffic Accidents

There has recently been a great deal of discussion about whether or not legalization of marijuana will cause people to engage in “drugged driving.” Forbes recently published an article in response to a misleading and reckless article by NBC, making … Continue reading

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Talking Points: HB 1503

Central Message: HB1503 makes explicit a policy that is already in keeping with the state’s fair housing laws. It will help keep medical cannabis patients from being accidentally discriminated against because of the ambiguity in the current law. While the … Continue reading

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Talking Points: SB2402

Central message: This bill is an unacceptable attempt to limit the choice that medical cannabis patients have in using their marijuana. Many patients dislike smoking marijuana, preferring instead to use oils, tinctures, juices, and edible products that are easier for … Continue reading

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