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Hawaii Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Bill In Joint Committee Hearing
Two Hawaii Senate committees approved a bill to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in a joint hearing on Tuesday.
The vote comes two weeks after the full House passed the amended legislation, which makes possession of three grams or less of cannabis a civil offense instead of a crime punishable by jail time. As approved by that full chamber, a first the offense was punishable by a $200 fine under the bill, but the Senate committees lowered it to $30 instead.
While the quantity of marijuana is significantly less than in other states have decriminali....
Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States
Lawmakers in several states have recently moved forward legislative proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana-related activities. Here is a look at where some of these efforts currently stand.
New Hampshire: By a margin of 209 to 147, House members voted late last week in favor of House Bill 481, which legalizes the possession and cultivate of personal use quantities of cannabis by adults, and establishes a licensed system of commercial production and retail sales. The measure awaits action in the Senate and faces opposition from Republican Gov.....
Chronicle AM: Beto, Bernie Talk Criminal Justice Reform; FDA Oks Ketamine for Depression, More... 3/6/19
Bernie Sanders talks criminal justice reform, but he`s not the only Democratic doing so. (image:senate.gov)
Democratic presidential contenders begin staking out criminal justice reform positions, yet another poll has a national majority for marijuana legalization, the FDA approves ketamine for depression, and more.
Bernie Sanders talks criminal justice reform, but he`s not the only Democratic doing so. senate.gov
Quinnipiac Poll Has Strong Support for Legalization. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday has support for marijuana legalization at 60 percent nationwide, with only 33 percent opposed. An even larger number of respondents 63 percent said old....
Hawaii will allow visitors to access medical marijuana
Medical marijuana on display. (image:DPA)
Medical cannabis patients can soon travel to Hawaii without having to worry about receiving medicine.
The state Department of Health announced Tuesday that the state will begin allowing out-of-state visitors to register for medical cannabis, the Associated Press reports.
According to the states Health Department, visitors who qualify as medical marijuana patients from other U.S. states will now be able to register online for a temporary card that allows them to purchase medical cannabis products during their visit. Out-of-state patients can register before arriving in Haw....
Out-of-state patients now able to get legal medical marijuana in Hawaii
With $12.6 million in sales last year and more than 1,500 pounds of medical marijuana sold, Hawaiis medical cannabis industry is growing quickly ― and there are no signs of shortages.
And business is set to pick up even more.
On Tuesday, the state opened Hawaiis medical cannabis registration program to out-of-state patients.
Medical marijuana is legal in 32 other states, and state officials say the change will ensure residents from those states who come to visit or live part-time in the islands can now register to buy cannabis products in Hawaii.
Its the no. 1 fre....
Liberal Hawaii decides again not to legalize marijuana
On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential candidates over Republicans by some of the widest margins in the U.S.
The state has committed to the Paris climate agreement that President Donald Trump rejected and was the first state to require people to be 21 to buy cigarettes. The tourist haven even banned certain types of sunscreen because they can harm coral reefs.
But when it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use, the ....
In Congress this week Senator Cory Booker D-NJ, along with Representatives Barbara Lee D-CA and Ro Khanna D-CA, introduced The Marijuana Justice Act of 2019, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and incentivize states to end the racially disparate criminalization of marijuana consumers.
At the state level, North Dakota state Rep. Roers Jones, who sponsored the recently defeated decriminalization bill, is trying to get her language inserted as a part of separate legislation.
As New Jersey lawmakers and Governor Phil Murphy continue to work out details of ....
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