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New Hawaii Task Force to Address Cannabis Conviction Relief

New Hawaii Task Force to Address Cannabis Conviction Relief

By Jules Puffings / July 10, 2024 /

Hawaii Governor Signs Bill to Create Expungement Task Force Hawaii’s Governor, Josh Green, has enacted a bill to form the Clean Slate Expungement Task Force, aimed at developing legislation to…

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Hawaii Senate Rejects Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

By Phil Greenwood / April 26, 2024 /

The Hawaii Senate this week dealt a blow to cannabis reform advocates by rejecting a measure aimed at decriminalizing possession of the plant. Defeat in the Senate SB 2487, which…

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Hawaii Senate Passes Pilot Program for Cannabis Expungements

By Lisa Fairbanks / April 10, 2024 /

Hawaii Senate Approves Cannabis Expungements Pilot Program In a significant move towards addressing the collateral consequences of past drug policies, Hawaii’s Senate passed a cannabis expungements bill on Tuesday, aiming…

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Hawaii’s Bid for Cannabis Legalization Stalls as House Leaders Reject Final Hearing

By Lisa Fairbanks / April 4, 2024 /

Hawaii Marijuana Legalization Bill Fails to Clear Hurdle in House Finance Committee The long-anticipated endeavor to legalize marijuana in Hawaii this year met an abrupt halt on Tuesday afternoon. Representative…

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Hawaii’s Cannabis Reform Hits Roadblock, Stalls for the Year

By Jules Puffings / April 3, 2024 /

Hawaii’s Marijuana Legalization Effort Hits a Roadblock The push to legalize marijuana in Hawaii this year came to a halt on Tuesday as Rep. Kyle Yamashita announced that SB 3335…

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Why Rescheduling Cannabis Falls Short of Biden’s Decriminalization Promise

By Becci Marti / June 25, 2024 /

Cannabis should have never been criminalized back in the 1970s. Even President Richard Nixon’s own commission recommended decriminalizing marijuana use. However, Nixon aimed to criminalize and disrupt antiwar protestors and…

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Arizona Governor Signs Bill for MDMA Therapy for PTSD in Public Safety Officials

By Becci Marti / June 21, 2024 /

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has signed a bill into law allowing firefighters and peace officers with PTSD to receive workers’ compensation coverage for MDMA therapy, contingent on federal legalization. This…

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Martha’s Vineyard Faces a Cannabis Crisis

By cannabisriskmanager / June 10, 2024 /

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — An 81-year-old woman drove up to Island Time dispensary last week, seeking her usual order of pot. Owner Geoff Rose had to turn her away;…

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Cultivating Sustainability: Building the Future with Locally Grown Hemp

By Bayley Greenleaf / June 7, 2024 /

Imagine one day having the possibility of building a home on Maui using locally grown hemp. As a construction product, hemp has extraordinary qualities. When mixed with lime, water, and…

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California Health Officials Warn Against Mary Jones Weed Sodas

By Bayley Greenleaf / June 6, 2024 /

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a warning to consumers not to drink Mary Jones hemp-infused sodas, declaring the products illegal and potentially dangerous. The health agency…

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