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

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

Rep. Joe Souki surprises some by stressing marijuana distribution in his opening speech.
Medical Pot: Lawmakers Decide It’s No Longer A Public Safety Issue Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Beat

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

Years-long fight ends in Hawaii Legislature's move to shift program to Department of Health.
HPD: Research Links Marijuana to Violent Behavior Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

HPD: Research Links Marijuana to Violent Behavior

Research does indeed link pot to violent behavior, but there are caveats.
High Time for Hawaii to Legalize the Shaka Bud? Flickr.com/cagrimmett

High Time for Hawaii to Legalize the Shaka Bud?

Poll shows surging public support to make Hawaii more pot friendly; lawmakers expect to see lots of pot bills next session.
Legalize It? Legislature Might Amend Hawaii Pakalolo Laws

Legalize It? Legislature Might Amend Hawaii Pakalolo Laws

Decriminalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado could spur action in the Aloha State.
Pot Bills Go Up in Smoke

Pot Bills Go Up in Smoke

The last substantive medical marijuana bill fails to pass conference committee.
Bill Watch: Marijuana on a Roll at Hawaii Legislature

Bill Watch: Marijuana on a Roll at Hawaii Legislature

Four bills — including one that would decriminalize possession — are still alive at halfway mark of session.
Hawaii Medical Marijuana