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Monday, November 21, 2016
MADD Rates Hawaii Drunk Driving Laws
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 4767 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

MADD wants tougher Hawaii law for DUI with kids in car....

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Original Waikoloa Highlands Partners Share History of Cocaine Trafficking
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 AM :: 7056 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Drugs
“Drugs, Diamonds, International Intrigue – You Won’t Believe Two Hollywood Producers’ Crazy Backstory”
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Sunday, September 25, 2016
AG Joins Suboxone Anti-Trust Lawsuit
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 3148 Views :: Drugs

...consumers and purchasers have paid artificially high monopoly prices since late 2009, when generic alternatives of Suboxone might otherwise have become available. During that time, annual sales of Suboxone topped $1 billion....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
AG: Legislature May need to act on Suboxone for Drug Addicts
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 2763 Views :: Drugs

In light of recent inquiries regarding physicians’ legal authority to prescribe the drug Suboxone for the purpose of opioid detoxification or maintenance treatment of opioid dependence....

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Crave Oxycontin? Hawaii is the Place to Be
By Selected News Articles @ 9:52 PM :: 4877 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

Paper Scripts! Hawaii is the lowest ranked state for electronic prescription of controlled substances ....

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Full Text: 9th Circuit Court Tells DOJ to Back Off in Medical Pot States
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 PM :: 2758 Views :: Drugs

The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department is barred from using federal funds to prosecute individuals in states where medical marijuana is legal and the individuals are in compliance with state law....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Heart Association: Second Hand Marijuana Smoke Worse than Tobacco
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 4218 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

Rats’ blood vessels took at least three times longer to recover function after only a minute of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
County by County: Where are the People Doped Up?
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 3549 Views :: Drugs

There is a clear pattern....

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Friday, July 08, 2016
Hemp: Hawaii’s ‘High’ Tech Future?
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 4:18 AM :: 3319 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...hemp-based electrodes for supercapacitors....

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Marijuana License Scores: DoH Reveals Which Cronies Just Don’t Make the Grade
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 3279 Views :: Drugs

...DOH today released the scores and ranking of the applicants for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses....

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Rep Thielen to DEA: Legalize Hemp
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:35 AM :: 3305 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...filing an official rulemaking petition demanding that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  remove industrial hemp from the federal drug schedules....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Ninth Circuit not Fooled by Hilo Marijuana Minister
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 2863 Views :: Drugs
"the government has a compelling interest in preventing drugs set aside for sacramental use from being diverted to non-religious, recreational users."
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Friday, May 20, 2016
DoH: Marijuana Licensees Scored
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 2965 Views :: Drugs

Licensees were selected based on the scoring of 13 merit criteria....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Court Advances Suit by Dead Informant's Mom
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 AM :: 5069 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police, Drugs

Keawe Ryder, a 37-year old Kona musician, was found dead in a South Kohala lava field in 2013. He had been shot and hit with a hammer....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
E-Scrips: New York First to Adopt Common Sense Solution to Opioid Abuse
By NCPA @ 3:38 PM :: 3540 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

... will Hawaii be next? ....

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Marijuana Legalization and State Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 3:29 PM :: 3855 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 :: 4163 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 :: 3454 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 :: 6000 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 :: 3399 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 :: 2546 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 :: 2885 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 :: 5154 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 :: 3036 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 :: 2512 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 :: 2763 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 :: 2991 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 :: 3201 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 :: 2869 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 :: 2713 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 :: 2491 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 :: 3425 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 :: 5055 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 :: 3053 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 :: 4442 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 :: 5107 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 :: 2773 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 :: 3548 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 :: 3777 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 :: 4021 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 :: 2692 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 :: 3141 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 :: 3183 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 :: 2832 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 :: 3290 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 :: 4788 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 :: 5002 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 :: 3113 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 :: 2809 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 :: 3846 Views :: Drugs

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

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