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Sunday, June 09, 2019
HB1383: Will Ige Veto Marijuana Decriminalization?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:04 PM :: 838 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...the Governor has indicated his discomfort with the bill....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Hawaii joins states suing OxyContin maker
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 532 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...In Hawaii, opioid deaths, hospitalizations, and treatment services have risen significantly over the last several years....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Drug Use by State: Hawaii 2nd-Lowest
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 608 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...Hawaii has the 2nd-most treatment centers per drug user....

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Sunday, May 05, 2019
Corrections Officer charged with felony drug offense
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 1322 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the police officer observed drug paraphernalia in plain view and subsequently arrested Espejo....

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Saturday, May 04, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:02 AM :: 890 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...On Thursday, May 3, 2019, the 30th legislative session closed.... 

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Saturday, May 04, 2019
DoH: CBD Products are Illegal, 'Adulterated'
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1135 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...warning letters have been sent to companies that have targeted vulnerable populations with false advertising....

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Friday, May 03, 2019
House Republican Caucus: Session Mostly Notable for Marijuana Legislation
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 1275 Views :: Republican Party, Drugs

...2019 Legislative Session – Notable Bills....

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Saturday, April 27, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:36 PM :: 969 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Sine Die May 2--What happens next at the Governor's Office?....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
SB1353: Industrial Hemp Heading to Governor's Desk
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1188 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...industrial hemp business for the U.S. is significant for Hawaii, where the climate makes it possible to harvest up to three crops annually....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:11 PM :: 1213 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Most of the suicide bills we have been tracking are in conference committee....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hawaii More drug deaths than traffic fatalities
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 1105 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...through 2018, the incidence of drug related deaths in the state has surpassed traffic fatalities in Hawaii. Fortunately, death rates have declined since the Initiative was launched, with more than 120 overdose reversal from administration of Naloxone in the last year....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:33 PM :: 1649 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Life, Drugs

... We believe these bills are unconstitutional ....

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Comments Suggesting Legislators Smoked Weed Stricken from House Journal
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:19 AM :: 1137 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

...“What's most ironic is my comments were censored by Majority Leader Belatti, who happens to be a strong advocate to legalize marijuana." -- Rep Gene Ward....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:54 PM :: 983 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...CROSSOVER: Bills alive move to the opposite chamber....

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Thursday, March 07, 2019
DoH Launches Marijuana Sales to Tourists
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 1205 Views :: Tourism, Drugs

...Out-of-state minors can also apply if they (claim to) meet specific eligibility criteria....

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Sunday, March 03, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:52 PM :: 1269 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...decriminalization of marijuana is not the same as marijuana legalization....

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Friday, March 01, 2019
HCR31: Remove Oxy Dealer's Name from Smithsonian
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:20 PM :: 773 Views :: Drugs

...The Sackler family is held largely responsible for our current opioid epidemic – the No. 1 killer in our nation....

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:36 PM :: 1275 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Several bills to educate the community on suicide prevention are making their way through the legislative process....

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Sunday, February 03, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:25 PM :: 831 Views :: Drugs

... Monday, February 4, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee will be hearing HB 1383 Relating to Marijuana in room 325 at 2:05 ....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Rep Thielen: Power, Drugs and Imminent Danger Top Concerns
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:07 PM :: 2234 Views :: Military, Republican Party, Drugs

...Rep. Cynthia Thielen's bills this Legislative session....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Video: Origins of the Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 10:10 PM :: 1240 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Dr. Jeffrey Singer exposes the facts and myths about the opioid overdose problem in the United States....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
HB939: State Ag Bill Restricts Hemp Growers More Than Feds Do
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 12:40 AM :: 1483 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...The Hawaii DOA lists the following erroneous justification for HB939: "Given the nature of hemp as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance . . .."   However, as of Dec. 20, 2018, hemp was removed from that list....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DoH Reports 23,479 Medicated Dopers Statewide
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 1483 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...As of Nov. 30, 2018 there were approximately 6,659 registered patients and 383 caregivers on Hawai‘i Island of the total 23,479 patients and 1,734 caregivers registered statewide. The primary reported condition for adult registered patients is ‘severe pain’. The primary reported condition for children under 18 years of age is ‘seizures’....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Harassed by Drugged-out Shelter–Refusers, Iolani Palace to close early--Children's Center may Shut Down
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 2106 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

...there have been increasing issues with vandalism including damage to a palace window and graffiti on historic structures. This is a result of night time vagrancy and items such as hypodermic needles being left on the grass....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Sex Trafficking Study--Part 2 Released
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 1826 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...Eighty percent of those forcibly initiated into prostitution via sex trafficking also prostituted without a trafficker at a later point...."

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Friday, December 21, 2018
Trump Signs Farm Bill Legalizing Hemp
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:22 AM :: 3397 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...Representative Cynthia Thielen (R–Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) celebrates the legalization of industrial hemp through the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), better known as the 2018 Farm Bill....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
UH Study: Tweekers 15.1% of Emergency Room Traffic at Hawaii Hospital
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 2087 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Amphetamine-positive patients spent more time per visit on average in the emergency department and were more likely to require medication and physical restraints....

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Monday, November 05, 2018
Legislative Agenda: Oxycontin Will be Excuse to Make Your Insurance Policy Cover Marijuana
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 1673 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Yes, your insurance rates will be going up, but we need our weed.  You straights exist to service us.  It is the order of things....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
​Hawaii DoE: 10% of Students Consider Suicide Each Year
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 2052 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Hawaii students tried to take their own lives at a higher rate than their peers across the country....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
OHA Candidate Evicts Kauai Anti-Drug Program
By Video @ 8:52 PM :: 3319 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Ethics, OHA, Politicians, Drugs

…Why You Should Not Vote Bill Aila for OHA….

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Hawaii Finance Commissioner Calls for Congress to Allow Marijuana Banking
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 1209 Views :: Drugs

...the well-documented conflict between federal and state law has created barriers for financial institutions desiring to serve businesses involved in state-licensed cannabis activities....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DoH Receives $8M Federal Grant to Fight Opioid Abuse
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 1730 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Americans initiating heroin use dropped by around half from 2016 to 2017. The number of Americans misusing opioids also dropped for the second year in a row, and the number receiving specialty treatment for heroin use increased....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
With Daddy up on Drug Charges, Hawaii County Councilmember Suddenly Tries to Join 'Hawaiian Kingdom'
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 7083 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA, Politicians, Drugs

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people's will is statehood.  So skip the rhetoric and scroll down to the bottom for the real story.  Or if your really want to have some fun, read all the explanatory comments I inserted in parenthesis. -- Editor....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Department of Health begins implementation of new medicated cannabis amendments
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 2136 Views :: Tourism, Drugs

...More THC, Vaping, and lots of Weed for Kids, Tourists, and out-of-state students....

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Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hawaii's First Hemp Growers Licensed
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 2388 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Drugs

...industrial hemp refers to cannabis plants with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration at or below 0.3 percent....

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Friday, June 15, 2018
Audit: State Asset Forfeiture Program -- 30 Years Without Rules
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:06 AM :: 2552 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...after nearly 30 years since the program’s inception, the department has not yet adopted administrative rules describing procedures and practice requirements for asset forfeiture....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
FDA Cracks Down on Hucksters Exploiting Anti-Sunscreen Hysteria
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 2519 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Drugs

... hysteria is profitable ....

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Secret OHA LLC Created to Sell Marijuana
By Andrew Walden @ 9:03 PM :: 4293 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Drugs

...Hawai’i Free Press has been attempting—unsuccessfully--to obtain the six OHA LLCs’ check registers since 2016.  Now we have discovered a seventh OHA LLC....

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Monday, May 14, 2018
Drug Use by State: 2018’s Problem Areas
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 PM :: 2284 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

... Hawaii ranks 46th ....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Dope Magazine Tours Bumpy's Marijuana Grow-Op
By Selected News Articles @ 8:26 PM :: 3186 Views :: Greenmail, OHA, Drugs

"...inside these gates, we can do what we need to do...."

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Hawaii Judiciary Celebrates National Drug Court Month
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 2098 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Since the implementation of Hawaii’s first Drug Court in 1996, more than 2,000 people have graduated and found success in improving their lives....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Hemp Pilot Program Begins Accepting Grower License Applications
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 2521 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...HDOA worked with federal and state drug enforcement agencies to successfully import the hemp seed varietal, Yuma, from China....

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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Opioids and Assisted Suicide
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 2797 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...It would have been nice to see this kind of concern on "medication" intended to kill.... 

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
End of Session: House Republican Bills Still Alive
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 4:11 PM :: 2419 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Drugs

...We are three weeks away from the end of the 2018 Legislative Session....

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Kauai County Sues Opioid Manufacturers
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 2840 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Drugs

...litigation against manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of opioid pain medications who have irresponsibly spread this terrible epidemic....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
AMA: Hawaii Has Longest Life Expectancy
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 2396 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...In 2016, Hawaii had the highest life expectancy at birth (81.3 years) and Mississippi had the lowest (74.7 years), a 6.6-year difference....

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Monday, March 26, 2018
Trump Omnibus Protects State Marijuana Laws
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 1788 Views :: Drugs

...The amendment covers 98 percent of the United States’ population....

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes.
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 2552 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...people would never tolerate those levels of cigarette smoke in a public place anymore. So why were they OK with pot smoke?....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:51 PM :: 2940 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Marijuana Edibles Passes First Committee in the Senate....

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Former Armed Robber Running for Maui Mayor
By Andrew Walden @ 7:05 PM :: 11980 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Elle Cochran attempted to wrestle the gun away from the security guard before she could be subdued....

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