When the House of Representatives convened for its Morning Hour on March 21, 2017, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, took to the floor to urge House members to support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act.
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WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Continuing her commitment to common sense criminal justice reform, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) spoke on the House floor today urging Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to federally decriminalize marijuana.
Hawaii has been given the green light to open up dispensaries for medical marijuana patients, but when will that happen?
On Feb. 27, 2017, Congressman Tom Garrett, R-Va., introduced the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017,” to the House of Representatives. If passed, the bill, H.R. 1227, would decriminalize marijuana federally by removing it from the federal controlled substances list.
The Hawaii State Department of Health is on roll with its approvals for licensees to start growing medical marijuana. On Feb. 14, 2017, the DOH announced that Pono Life Sciences Maui had been approved to commence its marijuana cultivation operation, making it the second dispensary in Maui and the fourth dispensary in the state to be approved.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today issued a Notice to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC for their production center on Maui.
On Feb. 9, 2017, the Hawaii State Department of Health announced that Manoa Botanicals has been approved to start its marijuana cultivation operation, making it the second dispensary in Oahu and the third dispensary in the state to receive such approval.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health today issued a Notice to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Manoa Botanicals LLC for their production center on Oahu.
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Sapphire Risk Advisory Group has been selected as the security consultant for the Florida Cannabis Coalition. Florida is one of the newer States to legalize Medical Marijuana joins over 28 other States in this growing industry.
On Feb. 1, 2017, the Hawaii State Department of Health announced that Aloha Green Holdings and Maui Grown Therapies have been approved to commence their cannabis cultivation operations, making them the first two dispensaries in the state to receive such approval.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Two medical marijuana dispensaries are the first to receive approvals to acquire and grow marijuana for medical products in Hawaii. The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing Program today issued Notices to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Maui Wellness Group, dba Maui Grown Therapies for a production site on Maui, and Aloha Green Holdings, Inc. for a production site on Oahu.
On Nov. 28, 2016, the United States Supreme Court refused to take up an appeal filed by a Native American church in Hawaii that was seeking exemption from federal marijuana laws, upholding a previous decision made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health has signed a contract with BioTrackTHC™, formally authorizing the company to begin work on the development and deployment of the BioTrackTHC™ integrated tracking and traceability software system for the state’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing Program.
On Sept. 21, PharmLabs Hawaii LLC announced that it will begin offering lab testing services in the state on Nov. 15, helping dispensaries fulfill the lab testing requirements so they can prepare to open.
Potential medical marijuana patients in Hawaii can now be certified by licensed physicians or ARPNs, but none of the eight licensed medical marijuana dispensaries were approved by July 15, 2016, the Department of Health’s opening day for dispensaries, to serve them.
DENVER, July 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — MJardin Management, a turnkey third party operating company and one of the largest legal cultivators in the cannabis industry, today announced continued growth in operations and expansion into new markets during the 2nd Quarter of 2016.
On July 11, 2016, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed House Bill 2707, clarifying and amending statutes for the state’s medical marijuana dispensary system.
On July 7, 2016, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law SB 2659, a bill that establishes an industrial hemp program through the state Department of Agriculture.
A report from the Hawaii Dispensary Alliance says the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries could produce revenues between $12 million and $38 million during their first year of operation, according to an Associated Press article. By 2018, dispensaries could bring in $80.5 million as registered patients grow from 14,000 to as many as 40,000.
HONOLULU, June 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today released the scores and ranking of the applicants for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses.
Federal law does not protect the right of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry to distribute large amounts of marijuana for their religious practices.
OAKLAND, Calif., May 31, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — New data analyses conducted by the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California find that racial disparities in marijuana policing have persisted, following the reduction of low-level marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction in 2011.
On May 5, 2016, Honolulu Civil Beat released an interview with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, with the comedic duo discussing marijuana legalization and Donald Trump. Cheech and Chong were in Honolulu as a part of their national tour.
The State of Hawaii has rejected actor Woody Harrelson’s application to open a pot business, Reuters reported on April 29, 2016. The Oscar nominee’s Simple Organic Living LLC had applied for a license to start a medical marijuana dispensary in January 2016, but the company was not on a list of eight approved applications.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, April 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has selected eight applicants to receive Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses.
DENVER, April 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Medicine Man Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: MDCL) announced that it generated strong growth in revenues as well as profits from operations in its first full year of operations.
On April 13, 2016, the Hawaii State Department of Health issued a press release indicating that the state will announce medical marijuana dispensary licensees by April 29.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, April 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health is reviewing the criminal history records of applicants for the Medical Marijuana Dispensary licenses after announcing last week that applicants were given notice to provide consents and submit fingerprints.
HONOLULU, April 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health is preparing for the selection of the first licensees for the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program by next week Friday. In the interest of full disclosure and transparency, the Department is notifying the applicants and the public of some recent developments.
On March 21, 2016, the Hawaii State Department of Health named five members to the selection panel tasked with reviewing medical marijuana dispensary license applications and assisting the DOH in selecting dispensary licensees.
HONOLULU, March 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has named five members to the selection panel for review of the first Medical Marijuana Dispensary licensees.
HONOLULU — Industry experts say there are a lot of chemicals that could contaminate Hawaii’s medical marijuana.
With less than five months to go before medical marijuana dispensaries can open in Hawaii, business owners could be facing unique obstacles in a state of islands separated by federal waters.
MAUI, Hawaii, Feb. 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Eco Science Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: ESSI), a vertically focused e-commerce company in the cannabis industry, today announced that it has formally completed and canceled 1,000,000 shares of common stock, thus enhancing shareholders present-day equity value in the Company.
On Feb. 5, 2016, the Hawaii State Department of Health announced the list of 66 applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses.
HONOLULU, Feb. 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today posted the list of applicants for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses.
On Jan. 12, 2016, the Hawaii State Department of Health opened up the application period for medical marijuana dispensary license applications.
DENVER, Dec 8., 2015 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), alongside leading cannabis industry software and service provider MJ Freeway, will host “Cannabusiness Compliance 101,” a 3.5-hour seminar on December 9th in Honolulu, HI.
Nevada is one of the most interesting medical markets in the country right now. The state is still refining the rules of what will be the first real national medical marijuana mecca.
The island state of Hawaii, also known as the Paradise State, just got one step closer to that goal this month. On July 15, 2015, Gov. David Ige signed HB 321, a bill authorizing the use of medical marijuana, into state law.
When Hawaii legalized medical marijuana in 2000, many patients in the state were understandably excited. Fifteen years later, that excitement has slowly turned into frustration.
Supporting a legitimate industry sometimes takes shutting down the dark side. The Department of Justice has made preventing illegal marijuana cultivation on tribal and public lands one of its top enforcement priorities.