Hawaii

Fri
14
Feb

Hawaii: Senate committee approves edible medical cannabis

A state Senate committee has granted preliminary approval to a bill authorizing the sale of edible medical cannabis products.

Even if the bill passes the Legislature , the products are unlikely to be legally available in the state for many months, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday.


Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health Committee Chairwoman Rosalyn Baker, a Democrat, said the state Department of Health would have to develop rules and regulations before edible cannabis products can be sold.

The health department would set guidelines on dosages, ingredients and packaging.

Tue
04
Feb

Hawaii Legislature Seeks Legal Standard For Unregulated CBD Products

Hawaii legislators on the House Agriculture Committee will consider several bills this week that would allow the commercial production of hemp and legalize the sale of hemp-derived products.

The cultivation of hemp was legalized by Congress in 2018, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture didn’t release federal guidelines until last October.

Thu
16
Jan

Why Aren’t More Patients Utilizing Medical Cannabis Reciprocity Programs?

Reciprocity, the legal process allowing a state-issued license to be accepted in other states, is relatively common among medical cannabis states. 

But it seems that not that many people actually use reciprocity, particularly in high bar states like Oklahoma.

Wed
15
Jan

Hawaii’s Decriminilazation Of Marijuana Is In Effect

Hawaii is the 26th state to decriminalize marijuana, even if their policy on the drug is one of the most conservative ones in the country.

In 2019, Hawaii became the 26th state in the U.S. to decriminalize marijuana. On January 11th of this year, the law that prevented the incarceration of people over the possession of marijuana went into effect.

Residents of Hawaii with three grams or less of marijuana will now face a $130 fine as their sole punishment. Under this law, possession of larger amounts of the drug, distribution of it and repeat offenses could still lead to more severe punishments.

Fri
03
Jan

Hawaii: Minor Marijuana Possession Offenses to be Decriminalized Next Week

Legislation takes effect on Saturday, January 11, decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.

Tue
05
Nov

USDA rule won’t yet impact Hawai‘i hemp production

Fibers from a stalk of hemp. Public domain image.

The newly developed US Domestic Hemp Production Program will effect now immediate changes on hemp being grown in Hawai‘i.

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently established the program through an Interim Final Rule in accordance with the 2018 Farm Bill. The Interim Final Rule will not immediately impact industrial hemp that was or is being cultivated under the 2014 Farm Bill programs, including Hawai‘i’s Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program, according to a Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture press release.

Tue
27
Aug

Hawaii hemp growers are having to destroy their plants because of high THC levels

Fri
16
Aug

Hawaii will decriminalize cannabis possession by January 2020

After significant controversy and a failed bid to legalize recreational cannabis, Hawaii will be decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the drug. But it’s by no means a tropical free-for-all.

Tue
16
Jul

Hemp holdup in Hawaii

The brakes have been put on expansion of Hawai’i’s hemp industry (for now), with Governor David Ige officially vetoing SB1353 last week.

Hawaii already has a hemp pilot program, but the new legislation sought a more permanent and permissive arrangement.

Wed
10
Jul

Hawaii has decriminalized marijuana

Hawaii on Tuesday decriminalized marijuana, making it the 26th state to decriminalize or legalize the drug.

The new law removes the possibility of jail time as a penalty for up to three grams of marijuana, but maintains a $130 fine. Hawaii’s Democrat-controlled legislature approved the bill and sent it to Democratic Gov. David Ige in May. Ige didn’t sign it, but he also didn’t veto it, effectively letting it become law on Tuesday. The new law will take effect on January 11, 2020.

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