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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:36 PM :: 5904 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 3, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:25 PM :: 3333 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 :: 6884 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 :: 4964 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 :: 5285 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 :: 5397 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 :: 6338 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 :: 6911 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 :: 8464 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 :: 5956 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 5, 2018
Legislative Agenda: Oxycontin Will be Excuse to Make Your Insurance Policy Cover Marijuana
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 4712 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 2, 2018
​Hawaii DoE: 10% of Students Consider Suicide Each Year
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 7170 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 :: 10116 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 :: 3654 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 :: 5656 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 :: 12888 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 :: 5085 Views :: Tourism, Drugs

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

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Saturday, July 7, 2018
Hawaii's First Hemp Growers Licensed
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 6461 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 :: 6430 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 :: 6322 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 :: 9683 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 :: 5694 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 :: 7534 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 :: 5395 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 :: 5733 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 :: 6395 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 :: 6301 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 :: 6763 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 :: 6122 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 :: 3865 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 :: 5720 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 :: 6597 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 :: 18634 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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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Former Cocaine Dealer’s Wife Running for Honolulu Council
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 AM :: 23576 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Drugs

...Should ex-coke dealers get more political representation?....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Chin Letter: Weed Plus Banking Equals Campaign Contributions
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 6436 Views :: Politicians, Small Business, Drugs

Attorney General Chin said, “Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to cannabis businesses....”

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lawmaker pushes pharmacies, insurance carriers for protections against Hawaii's No. 1 killer
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:04 AM :: 5057 Views :: Drugs

...America's deadliest-ever drug crisis killed more in 2016 than the number of U.S. troops that died in the 20-year Vietnam War....

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Survey: 62% of Hawaii Youth Not Qualified for Military Service
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 7925 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Military, Drugs

...Crime and Inability to Join Military or Workforce Present National Crisis....

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Friday, December 1, 2017
Serving the law can circumvent justice
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:56 PM :: 5410 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...legal marijuana users in the state have been receiving letters from the Honolulu Police Department ordering them to turn in their legally owned firearms....

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Friday, December 1, 2017
DoH Unveils Hawaii Opioid Action Plan
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 4181 Views :: Drugs

...a standing order to allow pharmacists to dispense Naloxone....

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Friday, December 1, 2017
Gun Surrender: AG report lists cannabis patients under "Mental incompetence/impairment"
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 6318 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...These gun surrender letters were first sent in September 2016....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
HPD Chief Ballard Orders People With Medical Pot To Surrender Guns
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 7003 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...Marijuana users in Honolulu are expected to turn over all firearms and ammunition to the state within 30 days of receiving the notice, according to a letter signed by police chief Susan Ballard....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Two Years Later--DLNR Still Finding Homeless Drug Addicts on Na Pali Coast
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 8480 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Drugs

...Each time a team of officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) flies into the Kalalau section of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, they find fewer illegal camps and write fewer arrest citations....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Got Anxiety? DoH begins adding new excuses for Medicated Marijuana
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 4728 Views :: Drugs

...At 10am on Wednesday, September 20, the Department of Health (DOH) is having the first public hearing for its new petition process to add new conditions for the use of medical cannabis....

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Hawaii Weed Stores to Go Cashless Oct 1 (sort of)
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 8180 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, Drugs

...Cash Transaction Will Continue under New ‘Cashless’ System....

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Saturday, September 2, 2017
Risky, Overused Medications Prescribed Far Less Often in the Aloha State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 AM :: 6736 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Medicare patients in Hawaii take fewer opioid painkillers and fewer antibiotics, on average, than those in any other state. Physicians and health policy experts cite demographics and healthier lifestyles as possible reasons why....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Sex Shame? 9th Circuit Revives Attempt to Shut Down Kauai Drug Rehab Program
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 8560 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...to give Gregg an opportunity to show her awareness of her injuries had been delayed....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii: 22% of Medicare Patients got Opioids in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 5493 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...and Hawaii is among the lowest in the USA....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Ige Launches 'Multi-Department Opioid Abuse Initiative'
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 4655 Views :: Drugs

...drug overdose leading cause of injury-related deaths....

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
DLNR: Napali Coast a Better Place with Squatters Out
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 7700 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Drugs

...A three day operation last week resulted in additional arrests and the dismantling of large, illegal camps in Kalalau Valley....

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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Mindless Bureaucracy Detains Machine at Honolulu Airport for Lack on Non-Existent Form
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 6787 Views :: Small Business, Drugs

...DEA Form 452 doesn’t exist....

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