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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 :: 3918 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 :: 5081 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 :: 3734 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 :: 6683 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 :: 2886 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 :: 3152 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 :: 4009 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 :: 2627 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 :: 6760 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 :: 3805 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 :: 2889 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 :: 2961 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 :: 4090 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 :: 11999 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 :: 6071 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 :: 5698 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 :: 2305 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 05, 2015
New Study: “Medical Marijuana Laws Amplify Recreational Juvenile Marijuana Use”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:51 AM :: 2942 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 :: 4759 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 :: 5914 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 04, 2015
Adulthood - Interrupted: Hawaii Leads the Way
By Selected News Articles @ 10:25 PM :: 4366 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 :: 25704 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 :: 4136 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

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

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Kim Out: Marijuana Last Straw as Senate Committee Chairs Overthrow President
By Andrew Walden @ 11:07 AM :: 7971 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Drugs

...The Senate says 'yes' to marijuana and 'no' to anti-GMO protesters....

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
HB321: Gamesmanship and Shenanigans
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 AM :: 3795 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Drugs

...legislative priorities are out-of-touch with reality....

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Monday, May 04, 2015
With Josh Green out of the Way, Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Bill for Final Reading
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 4157 Views :: Drugs

...provide a total of eight dispensary licenses statewide, three in Honolulu, two on Maui County and Hawaii Island, and one on Kauai. Each dispensary licensee would have the option to open up to two retail locations.... 

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Magical Appearing Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3578 Views :: Taxes, Drugs
34.228%! Imagine any customer seeing that kind of tax on the bill!
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Friday, April 24, 2015
One Simple State Tax Code Tweak to Favor Marijuana Taxpayers over Tax Evaders
By Selected News Articles @ 12:45 PM :: 3357 Views :: Taxes, Drugs

Perhaps the largest expenses these operators are forbidden from deducting under § 280E are the excise taxes and license fees they pay to the state....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
25% Tax Would Make State Senior Partner in Marijuana Business
By Andrew Walden @ 5:47 AM :: 4787 Views :: Taxes, Drugs

...HB321, SD2 proposes a 15% gross proceeds tax and a 10% special sales tax on so-called 'medical' marijuana sold in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Kauai Council Calls for ‘Home Rule’ on Marijuana Dispensaries
By Selected News Articles @ 7:33 PM :: 3432 Views :: Drugs

Kauai is the only county in Hawaii that has taken a stand against this onrush of legislation....

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Marijuana, Gender-Opinion Birth Certificates, and Unsafe Places Head for Final Votes
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 2:14 PM :: 3835 Views :: Family, Drugs

Today is 2nd Decking, which means that all bills must be in their FINAL FORM so that the chamber they are in can vote on them....

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Thursday, April 02, 2015
ADHD in Hawaii: 70% on Prescription Drugs, 61% Get 'Behavioral Therapy'
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 4048 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Drugs
"The shocking truth is that many of those diagnoses are wrong, and that most of those boys are being drugged for no good reason—simply for being boys."
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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Amendments Made to Sex Education and Marijuana Dispensary Bills
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 3:51 AM :: 4990 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

Below are bills that were heard between Friday, March 20, 2015 and Thursday, March 26, 2015....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Top Issues? Budget, Homelessness, Housing, Rail Tax, and Marijuana
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 4611 Views :: Homelessness, Rail, Taxes, Drugs

A report on the top state issues of 2015....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Marijuana: Big Tobacco's Playbook
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 AM :: 2871 Views :: Drugs

...they focused on promoting individual choice and personal responsibility, inciting fear of big government, threatening economic insecurity, and accusing public health scientists of manipulating data....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Do Drugs? Hawaii County is Hiring!
By Selected News Articles @ 9:01 PM :: 4511 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs

...A newly hired legal clerk at the Hawaii County Prosecutor's Office in Hilo can start working without the mandatory urine test, a federal judge ruled Friday....

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Legislative Hearings: Sex, Drugs, Tranny Birth Certificates, and a Place to Hide from Mom
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 8:55 PM :: 3992 Views :: Family, Drugs

...scheduled for hearings this week....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Video: House Republicans Debate Marijuana Dispensaries
By Video @ 4:28 PM :: 3493 Views :: Republican Party, Drugs

... Medical Marijuana; Dispensaries and Production Centers; Appropriation ($) ....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
How They Voted: Sex, Drugs, and Birth Certificates Cross Over
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 4168 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

...House bills will now move through Senate committees and Senate bills will move through House committees....

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Marijuana for the Children
By Selected News Articles @ 12:54 PM :: 3574 Views :: Drugs

...testimony of marijuana supporters argue that the bills being considered should decriminalize marijuana for BOTH adults and minors....

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Sunday, March 01, 2015
Legislation Alert: Sex, Drugs and Birth Certificates
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 2:39 PM :: 4660 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

Mahalo for taking the time to engage your public officials....

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
HB321 Marijuana Dispensaries: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Selected News Articles @ 10:07 AM :: 3463 Views :: Drugs

...The question now is not whether the dispensary bills will pass, but more what these bills will look like....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Marijuana: Six Bills on the Move Thursday
By Selected News Articles @ 9:14 PM :: 4808 Views :: Drugs

Marijuana advocates are hard at work trying to game the system....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
House Bills for 2015: Sex, Drugs and a Place for the Kids to Hide Out
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:53 AM :: 4758 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

...bills that might have negative impacts on families or communities....

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Scorecard: House Omnibus Marijuana Package
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 PM :: 2610 Views :: Drugs
Here is a list of the bills that were heard by the House Committee on Health – how did your representative vote?
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Friday, February 06, 2015
Hawaii Family Advocates' Dream Team to Tackle Legislative Priorities
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 4171 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2015 at the Kamiano Center on Fort Street Mall, at 6:30 P.M....

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
On the Move: House Omnibus Marijuana Package
By Selected News Articles @ 8:58 PM :: 2611 Views :: Drugs

House Health and Judiciary Committee chairs are looking to move marijuana legislation swiftly through committees....

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
SB873 Would Legalize Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 2606 Views :: Drugs

...“possession, growing, processing, or transporting of not more than six marijuana plants...."

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Monday, February 02, 2015
HB321: Marijuana on the Move in the Legislature
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 4280 Views :: Drugs

...liberal Democrats have taken a page from big tobacco companies.  But will they pay a multi-billion dollar settlement for the social ills created by their deception?....

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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Hawaii Ranks 17th: 10.3% Smoke Marijuana
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 AM :: 3645 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

As marijuana legalization took hold in Colorado, the estimated percentage of regular cannabis users in the state jumped to the second-highest level in the country....

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