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Some Pot Bills Are Still Alive, But Recreational Use Looks Like A Nonstarter Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Some Pot Bills Are Still Alive, But Recreational Use Looks Like A Nonstarter

Measures that still have a shot would allow sales of edibles at medical marijuana dispensaries and protect medical users from workplace discrimination.

Hawaii Should Be The Next State To Legalize Marijuana Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Should Be The Next State To Legalize Marijuana

UPDATED: The Legislature should not abandon bills to decriminalize or legalize recreational cannabis. And they certainly should not be stopped at the committee level.

Danny De Gracia: Why A Social Conservative Like Me Wants To Legalize Pot Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Why A Social Conservative Like Me Wants To Legalize Pot

It’s all about economic opportunity and not letting the government tell you what you can or can’t do.

Almost Half The Senate Signs On To Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Almost Half The Senate Signs On To Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The prospects are promising for the measure in the 25-member Senate, but Gov. David Ige opposes legalization.

Big Island Dispensary Gets Green Light To Grow Medical Pot Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

Big Island Dispensary Gets Green Light To Grow Medical Pot

UPDATED: Hawaiian Ethos is the first dispensary to open in Hawaii County, and the seventh statewide.

Chad Blair: You’d Be Surprised Which Candidates Favor Legalizing Pot Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Chad Blair: You’d Be Surprised Which Candidates Favor Legalizing Pot

A survey sent to almost everyone on the Hawaii primary ballot found 98 who support legalization and only 30 who oppose it.

Health Beat: Marijuana Could Be Opioid Alternative — But Feds Just Say No Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Health Beat: Marijuana Could Be Opioid Alternative — But Feds Just Say No

As we desperately seek alternatives to addictive painkillers, a federal ban on research is obstructing one promising option.

Big Island, Kauai Medical Pot Shops Still Waiting Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island, Kauai Medical Pot Shops Still Waiting

A Kauai dispensary plans to open soon, but Big Island dispensaries have yet to start growing their first crop.

Pesticide Compromise Reached As Conference Committee Time Expires Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Pesticide Compromise Reached As Conference Committee Time Expires

Measures on medical marijuana and all-mail voting are moving forward before the session wraps up next week.

Health Beat: Feds Should Stop Restricting Medical Marijuana Research Pöllö via Wikimedia Commons

Health Beat: Feds Should Stop Restricting Medical Marijuana Research

Cannabis has potential for treating various disorders, but pharmaceutical companies won’t do their thing while it’s a Schedule 1 drug.