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Hawaii Medical Marijuana

House Committee OKs One Medi-Pot Bill, Dispensaries Still Up in Air Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

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

The bill would allow eligible patients to help each other out by transferring medical marijuana plants.
Medical Marijuana Access Takes Center Stage at House Hearing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Medical Marijuana Access Takes Center Stage at House Hearing

UPDATED Bill to establish Hawaii dispensaries supported by most who testify, but law enforcement continues to oppose the entire concept of medi-pot, which was legalized in 2000.
Nearly Half of Hawaii House Backs Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Nearly Half of Hawaii House Backs Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Twenty-one representatives signed onto a bill to finally bring dispensaries to the Aloha State. Senate Health Committee Chairman Josh Green plans to introduce a similar bill.
Pot Luck: Mapping America’s Marijuana Muddle The Economist

Pot Luck: Mapping America’s Marijuana Muddle

The Economist illustrates how the 50 states handle pakalolo use in very different ways.
After Serving Most of Prison Term, ‘Minister of Cannabis’ Halfway Home PF Bentley/Civil Beat

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

Roger Christie says he'll smoke marijuana again, but only when he's legally allowed. For now, his focus is on changing federal law.
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: ‘No One Model’ for Hawaii PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: ‘No One Model’ for Hawaii

Setting up a system is hard work, a task force is told. Law enforcement warns facilities could be magnets for crime.
Why Has It Taken Hawaii 14 Years to Get Around to Medical Pot Dispensaries? Flickr.com

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

New legislative report shows the state is one of only a few that doesn't help patients find medical pot even though it's legal.
Medical Marijuana Program Marked By ‘Glaring Uncertainties’ PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Medical Marijuana Program Marked By ‘Glaring Uncertainties’

Dispensary task force report details recommendations to Hawaii Legislature; public testimony sought.
Where Can You Get Pakalolo and Medical Marijuana in the US? The Economist

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

Pot is still illegal in most of America, but a new report says there are "substantial activities" towards more liberal policies.
Civil Beat Poll — Voters Want Higher Minimum Wage, Reject Legal Pot PF Bentley/Civil Beat

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

Nearly 60 percent of those surveyed don't want to legalize weed in Hawaii.
Smoke Signal? Hawaii Senate Panel Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana

Smoke Signal? Hawaii Senate Panel Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana

Possession of an ounce or less of pakalolo would result in a $100 fine.
How to Get High in Hawaii Without Breaking the Law

How to Get High in Hawaii Without Breaking the Law

The state has strict rules even for those allowed to consume medical marijuana.
Hawaii Medical Marijuana