Hawaii Medical Marijuana

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Hawaii Medical Marijuana
Hawaii Lawyers Warned Not to Help Medical Marijuana Businesses Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawyers Warned Not to Help Medical Marijuana Businesses

Pointing to federal law, the state Supreme Court Disciplinary Board says attorneys can't help clients establish or operate medical cannabis companies.
Pod Squad: Talking Medi-Pot With a Potential Dispensary Operator Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Talking Medi-Pot With a Potential Dispensary Operator

Eight business licenses will soon be up for grabs to grow medical marijuana and operate Hawaii's first dispensaries.
Medical Marijuana: Department of Health Takes Center Stage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Medical Marijuana: Department of Health Takes Center Stage

Will the public get input into crucial rulemaking and a transparent view of how dispensary licenses are awarded?
Pakalolo and Profits: Hawaii’s Emerging Medical Marijuana Industry Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pakalolo and Profits: Hawaii’s Emerging Medical Marijuana Industry

Competition will be fierce for Hawaii's eight licenses to grow and sell medical cannabis. Many other types of businesses are looking for a piece of the action as well.
Ige Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Hawaii

Issuing a press release instead of holding a bill-signing ceremony, the governor quietly approves the establishment of a dispensary system.
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature

The measure would allow 16 dispensaries to open statewide next summer. Its passage comes 15 years after medical marijuana was legalized in the state, but with no legal means of buying it.
Marijuana Dispensary Bill: Big Increase in Patients Expected Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Marijuana Dispensary Bill: Big Increase in Patients Expected

There could be as many as 16 retail dispensaries in Hawaii by next summer, including six on Oahu, if the measure becomes law.
Bill to Establish Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Passes Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill to Establish Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Passes Committee

UPDATE: After negotiators failed to strike a deal Friday night, legislative leaders removed Senate Committee Chairman Josh Green and pushed the deadline to Monday.
Hawaii Legislature Resurrects Bill to Establish Marijuana Dispensaries Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Resurrects Bill to Establish Marijuana Dispensaries

UPDATED: A panel will reconvene Monday to consider the bill after Senate leadership kicked Sen. Josh Green off the conference committee.
Lawmakers Work Overtime on Medi-Pot Dispensaries Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Work Overtime on Medi-Pot Dispensaries

UPDATE: Rep. Della Au Belatti and Sen. Josh Green couldn't reach agreement, but deadline has been extended.
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: ‘Time Is Running Out’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: ‘Time Is Running Out’

The gap is wide between House and Senate versions of a bill to give patients a legal way to buy marijuana, and only two days left to compromise.
24 Maps and Charts That Explain Marijuana on 4/20 The Economist

24 Maps and Charts That Explain Marijuana on 4/20

People have been growing and using the plant for thousands of years, for example.