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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Does Legalizing Marijuana Mean You Can Drive Stoned?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 PM :: 3746 Views :: Drugs

Hawaii has decided it’s time to figure out....

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Friday, April 1, 2016
HB2707: Last Chance to Testify on Marijuana Omnibus Package
By Selected News Articles @ 8:06 PM :: 3096 Views :: Drugs

... Monday April 4, 2016 at 9:15am ....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Hawaii Legislators: Driving Stoned?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 3460 Views :: Drugs

... Drinking and driving can affect everyone but those most at risk are lawmakers ....

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Monday, March 21, 2016
DoH Announces Political Insiders Chosen to Review Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 3687 Views :: Drugs

...If an applicant, representative of an applying entity, member of the media, legislator or other government official, member of the public, or any other person contacts a selection panel member to discuss an applicant or the selection process, or tries to influence their decisions in any way, the panel member is required to immediately report the contact to DOH....

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
HB2555: Hemp Inc Behind Industrial Hemp Bill
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 4056 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...over 4,500 people in Maui, Hawaii have signed a petition supporting industrial hemp in Maui....

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Marijuana: State Now Helps 13,000 Stay Medicated
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 3574 Views :: Drugs

The Hawaii Department of Health’s medical marijuana registry program is now able to issue patient registration cards in a fraction of the time it took to process a year ago....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Threatened with lawsuit, DoH Agrees to Identify Marijuana Panel Members
By Andrew Walden @ 2:51 AM :: 3378 Views :: Drugs

The following update was posted on the Hawaii DoH Marijuana Webpage Friday, Feb 12....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
HB1829 Makes it Easier to Divert Dispensary Weed to Black Market
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 AM :: 3089 Views :: Drugs

Section 6 removes the penalties for the unauthorized diversion (theft) from a dispensary or production center....

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Irony: GMO Marijuana Growers Threatened by Pollen Drift from Organic Hemp Farms
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 4113 Views :: Drugs

Now you know why Hawaii’s dispensaries are required to grow indoors....

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
DoH Releases Full List of Marijuana Dispensary Applicants
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 6030 Views :: Drugs

A total of 66 applications were received....

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Friday, February 5, 2016
SB2179: Decriminalize Methamphetamines, Heroin, Cocaine
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 PM :: 3686 Views :: Drugs

The bill is unabashedly simple and seeks to reduce both possession of drugs and the distribution of drugs from felonies to civil violations....

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
HOPE Probation: Confronting America’s Drug-Overdose Epidemic
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 PM :: 5808 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Law Enforcement, Drugs

To illustrate how the carrot-and-stick approach can work, Satel describes the success of Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement program....

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Lawsuit: Lopaka Ryder, Killed by Drug Dealer, was Police Informant
By Selected News Articles @ 12:05 PM :: 6385 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...police disclosed his identity either directly or indirectly to persons being investigated....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Calling all Cronies: Marijuana Dispensary License Application Now Available Online
By News Release @ 1:45 AM :: 3475 Views :: Drugs

Many of Hawaii's political and business leaders are wanna-be dope dealers....soon we will find out which....

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Friday, January 8, 2016
Glass Houses of Marijuana: Pots, Kettles and the Color Black
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 PM :: 4364 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Drugs

...Department of Health (DoH) officials faced scathing rebukes for doing their job well....

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Thursday, January 7, 2016
UH Reports Hawaii Hemp is Top Shelf
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:56 PM :: 4786 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

Hawaii's Industrial Hemp Research Project exceeded expectations in not only the quantity, but the quality....

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
‘Santa Claus Came Early’ for Hawaii’s Politically-Connected Marijuana License Seekers
By News Release @ 9:55 PM :: 4725 Views :: Drugs

Santa came early this year for Hawaii dispensary applicant hopefuls when the Department of Health officials opted out of an official public commentary period and dispensary regulations were adopted just days before Christmas....

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Sunday, December 27, 2015
Joint Hearing Set for Marijuana Dispensaries
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 3399 Views :: Drugs
DATE: Monday, December 28, 2015
TIME: 1:30 PM
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
DoH Posts Interim Administrative Rules For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
By News Release @ 3:20 AM :: 3905 Views :: Drugs

The rules have also been drafted to ensure patient safety, product safety and public safety, and prevent marketing to our keiki....

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Saturday, December 12, 2015
Wanna Be A Drug Dealer? Hawaii has an Opportunity for You
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 3875 Views :: Drugs

...the open application period for medical marijuana dispensary licenses shall begin...on January, 12, 2016, and close on January 29, 2016....

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Friday, December 4, 2015
VIDEO: Things you need to know about medical marijuana dispensaries
By Video @ 12:01 AM :: 3567 Views :: Drugs

Representatives Bob McDermott and Marcus Oshiro discuss things you need to know about medical Marijuana dispensaries....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Health Dep’t to Use Web-Based Software to Track Marijuana Sales, Inventories
By News Release @ 4:55 PM :: 4315 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

24/7 access to real-time data on medical marijuana inventory, sales, and other tracking information....

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Friday, November 20, 2015
Kauai County Now Hiring Dopers—Maui is ACLU’s Next Target
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 5990 Views :: Kauai County, Labor, Drugs

Maui County continues to require drug tests as a condition of employment....

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Hawaii earns a D- for Civil Forfeiture Laws
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 6274 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

Hawaii’s civil forfeiture laws are among the nation’s worst....

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Ward, Oshiro: 10 things you need to know about Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
By Video @ 7:39 PM :: 3764 Views :: Drugs
“10 things you need to know about Medical Marijuana dispensaries HB 321 CD 1”
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
DCCA: Banking and Marijuana
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 3555 Views :: Drugs

Commissioner of Financial Institutions, Iris Ikeda, presented considerations for banks and other financial institutions when dealing with marijuana related businesses at the Hawaii State Bar Association....

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Marijuana Dispensaries backed by Police Raids on Competition
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 4653 Views :: Drugs

...the 'medical' marijuana database literally provided a roadmap for police to follow....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
State to Dopers: Follow the Rules or the Police Will Get You
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 5018 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

Patients and caregivers who grow their own medical marijuana should be aware of the Hawaii State Department of Health’s new rules governing medical marijuana to avoid getting in trouble with law enforcement....

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Monday, September 28, 2015
Blue Planet, Skai Ventures Grab for Marijuana Licenses
By Andrew Walden @ 1:15 AM :: 6079 Views :: Drugs
Which political insiders are angling for lucrative Oahu-based medicated marijuana licenses?
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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Honolulu Police, Parents Discuss 'Drug Proofing Your Kids'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:50 PM :: 4827 Views :: Family, Drugs

...there is a tipping point, when a community moves away from being a family friendly environment and begins a steep decline towards drug use, crime and gang membership....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sen Keith Agaran's Law Partner Seeking Marijuana Dispensary License
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 AM :: 8214 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, Politicians, Drugs

Maui attorney Anthony Takitani registered "Maui Medical Marijuana Dispensary, LLC" on September 15, 2015--over two weeks after the August 27, 2015 Disciplinary Board ruling was issued....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Legislative Incompetence: Banks, Lawyers, and Marijuana
By Selected News Articles @ 7:38 PM :: 3639 Views :: Drugs

...the public will suffer from their incompetence....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Kakaako: 126 Needles Found in Homeless Clean-Up
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 4011 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

Meanwhile, ACLU fails in effort to keep the homeless on the street....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court: Political Cronies Who are also Lawyers will be Iced Out of Marijuana Goldrush
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 4978 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Drugs
...a lawyer may not ‘provide legal services to facilitate the establishment and operation of a medical marijuana business’….”
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Increased marijuana, heroin use contribute to highest reported illicit drug use in more than a decade
By News Release @ 4:37 AM :: 3270 Views :: Drugs

Findings from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health....

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
ACLU Scores Big Wins for Panhandlers and Potheads
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 8680 Views :: Hawaii County , First Amendment, Homelessness, Labor, Drugs

The ACLU has shared a copy of the settlement agreement in this case with Maui County and Kauai County, both of which have had similar pre-employment medical examination requirements....

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Saturday, September 12, 2015
Report: Meth use among older Hawaii adults nearly doubles
By News Release @ 12:47 AM :: 4746 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

For adults 18 to 49 years, methamphetamine was the most frequently reported primary substance at the time of admission (42% - 50%)....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Drug Proofing Your Kids
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:06 AM :: 3543 Views :: Drugs

...Three community events are currently scheduled -- Mililani, Waianae, Lanai....

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Omidyar’s EBay urged to Stop Selling Illegal Drugs
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 3703 Views :: Drugs

...online ads for K2, illegal synthetic cannabinoids and pre-branded spice bags....

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Monday, August 24, 2015
Federal Prosecutors Fight Back After Judge Orders Return of $167K Seized from Maui Resident
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:59 PM :: 5141 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...a federal judge ordered the government return $167,000 law enforcement seized from a motorist driving through Nevada....

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
Jeff Stone Wants to be Your Cannabis Connection
By Andrew Walden @ 1:00 AM :: 14207 Views :: Development, Drugs

Legalization is supposed to take marijuana out of the hands of organized crime....

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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Marijuana behind OHA's push for Federal Recognition?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:55 PM :: 7787 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Drugs
"Cannabis Consultant, Scott David asked that the Hawaiian Sovereign Nation be allowed to participate in the Las Vegas meeting in light of their impending federal recognition."
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Sunday, July 19, 2015
OHA Trustee to Use Trust Funds to Sell Marijuana?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 6738 Views :: OHA, Drugs

"The Association Board has scheduled an invitation to meet with a native Hawaiian entrepreneur currently operating out of Arizona and Las Vegas...."

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Ige Signs Marijuana Bill, Allows Four Others to become Law Without Signature
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 2902 Views :: Drugs

We will make a good faith effort to create a fair process that will help the people most in need (of weed)....

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Sunday, July 5, 2015
New Study: “Medical Marijuana Laws Amplify Recreational Juvenile Marijuana Use”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:51 AM :: 3733 Views :: Drugs

Study also finds that alcohol consumption is a salient predictor of marijuana use....

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Health Dep't Taking Action to Reduce New HIV Cases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 5971 Views :: Family, Health Care, Drugs

Approximately 85 percent of HIV cases in Hawaii occur in men....

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court: County Initiative Preempted by State Law
By Robert Thomas @ 5:08 PM :: 7672 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs, GMOs

...Hawaii Supreme Court refined the test for determining when a municipal ordinance or charter provision is preempted by state law....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Adulthood - Interrupted: Hawaii Leads the Way
By Selected News Articles @ 10:25 PM :: 5386 Views :: Health Care, Office of Elections, Drugs

In Progressive World, there are at least four stages of legally becoming an adult....

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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Tulsi Gabbard's Cult Tied to "Billion Dollar Drug Empire"-- Funded Taliban
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 PM :: 29323 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Drugs

"Chris Butler and the Foundation have worked to help many people get their lives back on track, including Patrick Bowler and will continue to do so." -- Jeannie Bishop, president of the Science of Identity Foundation

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Hawaii Bans Smoking For Young Adults, Lets Kids Continue to Have Sex
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:19 AM :: 4981 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

Regarding E-Cigs, Hawaii should defer to the FDA for guidance on this regulatory framework....

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