Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dispensaries Task Force is Kicking into High Gear

Many of you likely know about the dispensaries task force resolution that was passed during the 2014 legislative session. This task force will propose legislation to create a system of dispensaries that suits the needs of Hawaii’s medical cannabis patients. … Continue reading

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Senate About to Vote on Defunding DEA Raids on Medical Cannabis

Read the story from the Daily Chronic, or sinply click here to use NORML’s tool that will help you instantly write to your senators. The amendment that recently passed the House of Representatives, called the Rohrabacher-Farr ammendment, will now be … Continue reading

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New Mexico Court of Appeals Rules That Cannabis is Covered by Insurance

Read the full story here. Until now, supporters of medical cannabis have not been quick to push for insurance coverage for medical cannabis. The health insurance system is regulated nationally, and Hawaii’s near miss with SB2574/HB2092 SD1 showed just how … Continue reading

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Executive Director Mike Attocknie Speaks on HPR’s The Conversation

Listen to the clip at our sister organization’s website! Mike Attocknie, the Executive Director of The Drug Policy Action Group and The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii gave an excellent 8 minute interview to the HPR radio Show The Conversation. … Continue reading

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DEA Accused of Blackmailing Doctors in Massachusetts

Read the full story at the Huffington post.  Pressure on the DEA to finally accept medical marijuana has been intensifying in recent years. The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment seems increasingly likely to pass, abs high level personnel in the DEA and the ONDCP … Continue reading

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Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment Needs Your Help in the Senate

I have already written on this site about my support for the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment that would prevent the DEA from interfering with medical marijuana programs in states where it is legal. This is an important piece of legislation both because … Continue reading

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Ethan Nadelmann and Grover Norquist Write an Op-Ed on Ending Federal Interference with Medical Marijuana

You can read the remarkable Op-Ed here. As I mentioned previously, the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment has passed its biggest hurdle, the house of representatives. In this Op-ed, Grover Norquist and Drug Policy Alliance executive director Ethan Nadelmann highlight one of the … Continue reading

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