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Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Heads to Legislature

MARCH 7, 2015: Hawaii’s Legislative Conference Committee negotiated and finalized their Medical Marijuana Bill on Monday, which proposes to establish uniform guidelines in the licensing of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. The bill will now go before the House and Senate for approval, and will be sent to the Governor for signature. It is expected to be easily approved. The bill provides …

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Hawaii May Open First Medical Marijuana Dispensary in 2017

DECEMBER 29, 2014:  Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Task Force will meet tomorrow to finalize their report for Hawaii’s Legislature, which includes a 24-month timeline, allowing the first Medical Marijuana Dispensary to open around June 2017. Patients, doctors, and state officials are all part of the Task Force and have developed recommendations, some of which include: dispensaries to be run as non-profit businesses, one …

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Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are ‘Necessary’

DECEMBER 5, 2014:  Hawaii’s State Auditor released a report this week suggesting that medical marijuana dispensaries are “warranted” and “necessary” in the Aloha State. The report is based off of HB  1587, a failed bill from earlier 2014, that would have regulated medical marijuana dispensaries. Although Hawaii passed medical marijuana in 2000, the law does not address dispensaries, leaving patients to …

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