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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.
Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Voters want medi-pot patients to have places to buy their medicine, but still oppose legalization of the drug for recreational purposes.
Hawaii Could Have Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Next Year Flickr.com

Hawaii Could Have Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Next Year

The dispensary bill passed two Senate committees with amendments that move up the time frame for implementation.
Medi-Pot Dispensary Bill Moves on to Full House Flickr.com

Medi-Pot Dispensary Bill Moves on to Full House

Several medical marijuana and decriminalization bills remain alive in the Hawaii Legislature, but outright legalization bills didn't make it.
Another Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Clears a Senate Committee Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Another Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Clears a Senate Committee

Opponents decry the possible impact on youths, but supporters say the proposal would help teens avoid criminal convictions.
WATCH: Full Civil Cafe Discussion on Marijuana Policy in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

WATCH: Full Civil Cafe Discussion on Marijuana Policy in Hawaii

The far-reaching discussion covered decriminalization, legalization and access to medical marijuana in Hawaii.
Marijuana Will Soon Be Legal in Washington, DC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Marijuana Will Soon Be Legal in Washington, DC

District voters approved a 2014 ballot measure to legalize small amounts of recreational pot for in-home use.
US House Bills Would Legalize Recreational Pot Cory Lum/Civil Beat

US House Bills Would Legalize Recreational Pot

Marijuana would be removed from a Schedule I list of federally banned drugs that includes heroin and LSD.