Category Archives: Legislative

New resource: Changes and Clarifications to Hawaiiʻs Medical Cannabis Program

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

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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

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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

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Illinois becomes 20th state to legalize medical marijuana

Hawaii welcomes Illinois to the now 40% of U.S. states with a program for safe access to marijuana by sick and dying people. Illinois, like Hawaii, passed this measure legislatively, which can be more tricky than referendum, due to the … Continue reading

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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

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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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