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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Marijuana Legalization and State Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 3:29 PM :: 3249 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Drugs

...two studies that serve as guides for legislators, the media, and the public as to the state of marijuana taxation today and the implications of taxing marijuana in the future....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
New FDA Regs May Shut Down 95% of E-Cig Industry
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 3454 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Drugs

...The rule goes into effect August 8, 2016....

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
SB2659: Legislators Pass ‘Industrial Hemp Bill’
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 11:29 PM :: 2902 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...Senate Bill 2659 passed with a unanimous vote in both Chambers....

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Friday, April 29, 2016
DoH Announces Eight Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 5493 Views :: Drugs

Which cronies get to sell marijuana? -- Click here to find out ....

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Sec 280E: How the IRS Becomes Senior Partner in Marijuana Dispensaries
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 2882 Views :: Taxes, Drugs

... marijuana providers with high startup costs are not allowed to deduct any of them or any routine business expenses ....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Delayed
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 2178 Views :: Drugs

The Hawaii State Department of Health is reviewing the criminal history records of applicants for the Medical Marijuana Dispensary licenses....

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Saturday, April 09, 2016
DoH: Marijuana Dispensary Selection May be Delayed
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 2465 Views :: Drugs

...one of the panel members was unable to fully participate in the selection, and his scoring will not be included....

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Friday, April 08, 2016
9th Circuit Says Hawaii Cannabis Church Bogarted Evidence
By Robert Thomas @ 7:42 PM :: 4284 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Office of Elections, Drugs

Here's what we are reading today....

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Thursday, April 07, 2016
Does Legalizing Marijuana Mean You Can Drive Stoned?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 PM :: 2621 Views :: Drugs

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

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Friday, April 01, 2016
HB2707: Last Chance to Testify on Marijuana Omnibus Package
By Selected News Articles @ 8:06 PM :: 2185 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 :: 2356 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 :: 2585 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 :: 2690 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 :: 2392 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 :: 2368 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 :: 2130 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 :: 3026 Views :: Drugs

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

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Saturday, February 06, 2016
DoH Releases Full List of Marijuana Dispensary Applicants
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 4536 Views :: Drugs

A total of 66 applications were received....

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Friday, February 05, 2016
SB2179: Decriminalize Methamphetamines, Heroin, Cocaine
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 PM :: 2713 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 02, 2016
HOPE Probation: Confronting America’s Drug-Overdose Epidemic
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 PM :: 3581 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 :: 4337 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 :: 2363 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 08, 2016
Glass Houses of Marijuana: Pots, Kettles and the Color Black
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 PM :: 2934 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Drugs

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

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Thursday, January 07, 2016
UH Reports Hawaii Hemp is Top Shelf
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:56 PM :: 3180 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 :: 3592 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 :: 2333 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 :: 2658 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 :: 2805 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 04, 2015
VIDEO: Things you need to know about medical marijuana dispensaries
By Video @ 12:01 AM :: 2422 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 :: 2658 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 :: 3950 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 :: 4236 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

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

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Thursday, November 05, 2015
Ward, Oshiro: 10 things you need to know about Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
By Video @ 7:39 PM :: 2693 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 :: 2412 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 :: 3401 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 :: 3223 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 :: 4565 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 :: 3166 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 :: 5727 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 :: 2531 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 :: 2682 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 :: 3383 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 :: 2300 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 :: 5506 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 :: 3292 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 :: 2490 Views :: Drugs

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

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Friday, September 04, 2015
Omidyar’s EBay urged to Stop Selling Illegal Drugs
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 2548 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 :: 3310 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 :: 10743 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 :: 5136 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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