The marketplace for Medical Cannabis turned another corner this week allowing out-of-state patients to register to buy products from Hawaii dispensaries. But this session, state lawmakers shot down a bill to legalize marijuana. Proponents however believe this was actually the first time the bill got a hearing and was advanced in the Senate.
Not surprisingly, law enforcement agencies lined up against passage--but support for decriminialzation is growing including a nod from the Democratic Party. Republicans are against the move. Hawaii can look to the mis-steps of other states which have legalized pot.
Today's panel guests are:
- HPD Deputy Chief John McCarthy
- Carl Bergquist, Executive Director of Drug Policy Forum of Hawai`i
- Christopher Garth, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Dispensary Alliance
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