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Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Voters Split Over Recreational Marijuana Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Voters Split Over Recreational Marijuana

The Hawaii Legislature chose not to advance a bill this year to make pot legal, even as more states progress in the opposite direction.

‘Maui Wowee’: County Council Sees Potential Financial Boost From Pot Industry Flickr: Heath Alseike

‘Maui Wowee’: County Council Sees Potential Financial Boost From Pot Industry

Council members are hoping other Hawaii counties express support for marijuana legalization too. Legislative leaders and Gov. David Ige have long opposed the idea.

Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Remain Open During Virus Crisis Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Remain Open During Virus Crisis

Like other businesses, the pot shops are offering special kupuna services and social distancing practices.

Danny De Gracia: CBD Sales Would Be Good For Hawaii Getty Images/iStockphoto

Danny De Gracia: CBD Sales Would Be Good For Hawaii

Reluctance to legalize marijuana should not hamper a potentially profitable and useful new market for CBD.

Ige Veto Means Some Eligible Patients Still Can’t Get Medical Cannabis Legally Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Veto Means Some Eligible Patients Still Can’t Get Medical Cannabis Legally

The bill to allow interisland transport of the medicine would have been especially helpful for patients on Molokai and Lanai, which have no dispensaries.

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patients Can Get Card Extensions Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patients Can Get Card Extensions

Eligible patients will soon be able to renew their cards for up to two years, according to the Department of Health.

Marijuana To Be Decriminalized In Hawaii Come Jan. 11 Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Marijuana To Be Decriminalized In Hawaii Come Jan. 11

The new law will make possession of 3 grams or less of pot punishable by a $130 fine.

Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Passes Final Vote Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Passes Final Vote

House Bill 1383 would remove criminal penalties for possessing three grams or less of pakalolo.

House Votes To Decriminalize Possessing Small Amounts Of Pot Cory Lum/Civil Beat

House Votes To Decriminalize Possessing Small Amounts Of Pot

The measure that now goes to the Senate would apply to having 3 grams of marijuana or less, which still could result in a $200 fine.

Hawaii Opens Medical Marijuana Registration To Out-Of-State Visitors Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Hawaii Opens Medical Marijuana Registration To Out-Of-State Visitors

Patients can apply for a permit before arriving in the islands, and it’s valid for 60 days.