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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 :: 7883 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 :: 4370 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 8, 2016
Glass Houses of Marijuana: Pots, Kettles and the Color Black
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 PM :: 5413 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Drugs

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

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Thursday, January 7, 2016
UH Reports Hawaii Hemp is Top Shelf
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:56 PM :: 6097 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 :: 5612 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 :: 4289 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 :: 4887 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 :: 4741 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 4, 2015
VIDEO: Things you need to know about medical marijuana dispensaries
By Video @ 12:01 AM :: 4561 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 :: 5421 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 :: 7439 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 :: 7900 Views :: Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

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

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Ward, Oshiro: 10 things you need to know about Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
By Video @ 7:39 PM :: 4573 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 :: 4540 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 :: 5780 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 :: 6345 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 :: 7317 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 :: 6269 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 :: 10160 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 :: 4606 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 :: 5054 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 :: 6235 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 :: 4176 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 :: 10877 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 :: 5778 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 :: 4335 Views :: Drugs

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

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Friday, September 4, 2015
Omidyar’s EBay urged to Stop Selling Illegal Drugs
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 4474 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 :: 6267 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 :: 17259 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 :: 9757 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 :: 8109 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 :: 3625 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 5, 2015
New Study: “Medical Marijuana Laws Amplify Recreational Juvenile Marijuana Use”
By Selected News Articles @ 12:51 AM :: 4693 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 :: 7368 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 :: 9712 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 4, 2015
Adulthood - Interrupted: Hawaii Leads the Way
By Selected News Articles @ 10:25 PM :: 6706 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 :: 34046 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 :: 6114 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 6, 2015
Kim Out: Marijuana Last Straw as Senate Committee Chairs Overthrow President
By Andrew Walden @ 11:07 AM :: 10995 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 6, 2015
HB321: Gamesmanship and Shenanigans
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 AM :: 5816 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Drugs

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

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Monday, May 4, 2015
With Josh Green out of the Way, Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Bill for Final Reading
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 6249 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 :: 5564 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 :: 5229 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 :: 7482 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 :: 4855 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 :: 6208 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 2, 2015
ADHD in Hawaii: 70% on Prescription Drugs, 61% Get 'Behavioral Therapy'
By News Release @ 4:34 PM :: 6636 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 :: 7859 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 :: 7554 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 :: 4320 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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