Category Archives: Education

New resource: Changes and Clarifications to Hawaiiʻs Medical Cannabis Program

http://mcchi.org/resource-changes-clarifications-to-hawaiis-medical-marijuana-program/

Posted in Caregivers, Education, Know Your Rights, Legal, Legislative, news, Patients, Physicians, Resources | Leave a comment

International drug law reform expert to speak in Honolulu 11/1/13

The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii is co-founder of the Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii – congratulations on 20 years serving Hawaii! “Celebrating 20 Years of Science, Reason and Compassion ” The Drug Policy Forum of Hawai`i’s 20th Anniversary Event Friday, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, events, History, Know Your Rights, Legal, Legislative, news, research | Leave a comment

Hnl Civil Beatʻs Chad Blair: Itʻs High Time to Legalize Pot

http://www.civilbeat.com/posts/2013/09/30/20015-chad-blair-its-high-time-to-legalize-pot/ (no login needed) “Hawaii is one of 20 states along with the District of Columbia that have made legal the use of medical marijuana, although the program has been imperfect. This year, however, the Hawaii Legislature took a major step in recognizing that med … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Know Your Rights, Legal, Legislative, Patients, Physicians, Resources | Leave a comment

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reverses position on MMJ, upcoming special: Weed

Watch the special, “Weed” on Sunday, 8/11/13: http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2013/08/05/gupta-weed-promo.cnn   Read the article: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gupta-changed-mind-marijuana/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 In a stunning and personal reversal of his long-held skepticism of the health benefits of cannabis, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN apologizes for … Continue reading

Posted in Caregivers, Education, History, news, Patients, Physicians, research, Resources | Leave a comment

Upcoming FAQ on MMJ Law updates, your input requested

The Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii is developing a “frequently asked questions” section about the two new bills (HB 668/Act 177 and SB 642/Act 178), both of which do not take effect until right after New Year, 2015. The ink is … Continue reading

Posted in Caregivers, Education, Know Your Rights, Legal, Legislative, news, Patients, Physicians | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Caregivers, Education, Know Your Rights, Legal, Patients, Physicians | Leave a comment

Midweek Magazine profiles Dr. David Barton – “Medical Cannabis: Safe, Effective”

http://www.midweek.com/medical-cannabis-safe-effective/ A common-sense backgrounder on medical marijuana in Hawaii and the nation. Improvements to Hawaiiʻs law are needed to minimize government intrusion into the doctor-patient relationship and to improve safe access to the medical marijuana program for Hawaiiʻs patients. “Thankfully, the … Continue reading

Posted in Caregivers, Education, History, Legislative, Patients, Physicians | Leave a comment