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Hawaii Medical Marijuana

Most Marijuana Patients Older Than 56 Flickr.com

Most Marijuana Patients Older Than 56

The Hawaii Department of Health has released new data on the patients using medical cannabis.
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.

May 2018

Friday, May 11

Big Island, Kauai Medical Pot Shops Still Waiting

April 2018

Tuesday, April 17

Hawaii Lawmakers May Expand Definition Of Drugged Driving

Tuesday, April 10

Edibles Could Be Coming Soon To Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

March 2018

Tuesday, March 27

Hawaii’s Medical Pot Program Struggling To Get Its Act Together

December 2017

Monday, December 11

Medical Pot: Taking Your Medicine Can Get You Fired

November 2017

Tuesday, November 28

Honolulu Police Tell Medical Marijuana Patients To Give Up Their Guns

October 2016

Monday, October 17

Hundreds Wanted A Piece Of The Action In Hawaii Pot Dispensaries

June 2016

Friday, June 24

Pot Dispensary Scores Released

February 2016

Friday, February 5

Woody Harrelson Wants To Grow Weed In Hawaii

December 2015

Monday, December 14

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Growers Could Save Millions By Using Greenhouses

Friday, December 11

Meet The New Head of Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program

October 2015

Thursday, October 29

Medi-Pot For Anxiety, Insomnia? Hawaii Lawmakers Looking At More Changes

Friday, October 23

Most Marijuana Patients Older Than 56

Public Won’t See Medical Marijuana Dispensary Rules Until January

Tuesday, October 20

Hawaii Attorneys Allowed to Help Medical Marijuana Industry

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

September 2015

Friday, September 25

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

Thursday, September 24

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

Tuesday, September 22

Hawaii Lawyers Warned Not to Help Medical Marijuana Businesses

August 2015

Monday, August 17

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

Friday, August 14

Medical Marijuana: Department of Health Takes Center Stage

Monday, August 10

Pakalolo and Profits: Hawaii’s Emerging Medical Marijuana Industry

July 2015

Wednesday, July 15

Ige Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Hawaii

May 2015

Thursday, May 7

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature

Monday, May 4

Marijuana Dispensary Bill: Big Increase in Patients Expected

Bill to Establish Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Passes Committee

Saturday, May 2

Hawaii Legislature Resurrects Bill to Establish Marijuana Dispensaries

Friday, May 1

Lawmakers Work Overtime on Medi-Pot Dispensaries

April 2015

Thursday, April 30

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: ‘Time Is Running Out’

Monday, April 20

24 Maps and Charts That Explain Marijuana on 4/20

Civil Beat Poll: Strong Support for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

March 2015

Wednesday, March 25

Hawaii Could Have Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Next Year

Tuesday, March 3

Medi-Pot Dispensary Bill Moves on to Full House

February 2015

Thursday, February 26

Another Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Clears a Senate Committee

Friday, February 20

Civil Cafe: Marijuana Debate Heats Up in Hawaii

Tuesday, February 17

Marijuana Dispensary Bill Moves on to Finance Committee

Wednesday, February 11

House Committee OKs One Medi-Pot Bill, Dispensaries Still Up in Air

Saturday, February 7

Medical Marijuana Access Takes Center Stage at House Hearing

January 2015

Friday, January 23

Nearly Half of Hawaii House Backs Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

November 2014

Wednesday, November 19

Pot Luck: Mapping America’s Marijuana Muddle

September 2014

Thursday, September 11

After Serving Most of Prison Term, ‘Minister of Cannabis’ Halfway Home

Tuesday, September 9

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: ‘No One Model’ for Hawaii

Why Has It Taken Hawaii 14 Years to Get Around to Medical Pot Dispensaries?

Sunday, September 7

Medical Marijuana Program Marked By ‘Glaring Uncertainties’

July 2014

Tuesday, July 15

Where Can You Get Pakalolo and Medical Marijuana in the US?

February 2014

Wednesday, February 26

Civil Beat Poll — Voters Want Higher Minimum Wage, Reject Legal Pot

Thursday, February 13

Smoke Signal? Hawaii Senate Panel Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana

January 2014

Monday, January 27

How to Get High in Hawaii Without Breaking the Law

Thursday, January 16

Hawaii House Speaker: It’s High Time We Allow Marijuana Dispensaries

May 2013

Thursday, May 2

Medical Pot: Lawmakers Decide It’s No Longer A Public Safety Issue

January 2013

Friday, January 25

HPD: Research Links Marijuana to Violent Behavior

Friday, January 11

High Time for Hawaii to Legalize the Shaka Bud?

December 2012

Thursday, December 13

Legalize It? Legislature Might Amend Hawaii Pakalolo Laws

April 2011

Saturday, April 30

Pot Bills Go Up in Smoke

March 2011

Thursday, March 10

Bill Watch: Marijuana on a Roll at Hawaii Legislature

Hawaii Medical Marijuana