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Public Won’t See Medical Marijuana Dispensary Rules Until January Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Won’t See Medical Marijuana Dispensary Rules Until January

As Hawaii's Department of Health sets up a dispensary program, it struggles with a backlog of 1,000 applications for medical marijuana cards.
Hawaii Attorneys Allowed to Help Medical Marijuana Industry Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hawaii Attorneys Allowed to Help Medical Marijuana Industry

The state Supreme Court has changed a rule to permit attorneys to provide legal services to clients who want to grow and sell medical cannabis.
Pod Squad: The Legal Issues of Hawaii’s Medi-Pot Industry April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: The Legal Issues of Hawaii’s Medi-Pot Industry

As Hawaii moves to put in place medical marijuana dispensaries, legal challenges remain. Legal experts talk about what's going on.
Hawaii Supreme Court Seeks Input on Whether to Change Medi-Pot Rules Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Seeks Input on Whether to Change Medi-Pot Rules

The justices consider a change after nearly two dozen attorneys requested the ability to help clients who want to establish dispensaries.
Carlisle, Louie Join Call for Court to Allow Attorneys to Serve Medi-Pot Firms Michael Levine/Civil Beat

Carlisle, Louie Join Call for Court to Allow Attorneys to Serve Medi-Pot Firms

A former Honolulu mayor and a former state attorney general ask the Hawaii Supreme Court to permit lawyers to serve medical marijuana dispensary applicants.
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.