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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.
Bill to Establish Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Passes Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill to Establish Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Passes Committee

UPDATE: After negotiators failed to strike a deal Friday night, legislative leaders removed Senate Committee Chairman Josh Green and pushed the deadline to Monday.
Hawaii Legislature Resurrects Bill to Establish Marijuana Dispensaries Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Legislature Resurrects Bill to Establish Marijuana Dispensaries

UPDATED: A panel will reconvene Monday to consider the bill after Senate leadership kicked Sen. Josh Green off the conference committee.
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.
Civil Cafe: Marijuana Debate Heats Up in Hawaii Gene Park/Civil Beat

Civil Cafe: Marijuana Debate Heats Up in Hawaii

As legislators consider bills ranging from establishment of medical dispensaries to outright legalization, panel members weigh in on all sides.
Marijuana Dispensary Bill Moves on to Finance Committee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Marijuana Dispensary Bill Moves on to Finance Committee

UPDATE: Fifteen years after Hawaii legalized medical cannabis, lawmakers may allow patients legal access to their prescriptions without having to grow their own.
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