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Some workers in Hawaii who test positive for marijuana during drug tests would no longer face punishment if they hold a prescription for cannabis under a legislative proposal.

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Hawaii’s pet owners are increasingly turning to cannabidoil, a component of hemp, to help their beloved animals with physical and behaviorial problems, local veterinarians say. But several legislators and animal experts want to see the hemp-derived remedies regulated.

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Are there medicinal uses for marijuana? What's the difference between CBD and THC? Is a lozenge just as effective as vaping? Can marijuana use be addictive? On this edition of The Body Show, Dr. Kozak answers these questions and more. About the types of medical marijuana, and what it's used for. 6:30 PM on HPR-1

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Hawaiʻi visitors can now buy medical marijuana while on vacation in the islands. The state Health Department announced it is offering temporary cannabis cards to qualified out-of-state patients. 

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Medical marijuana and CBD oil, are they the same? If not, what conditions can they be used for? And how can you get these products? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kozak will talk about the science behind marijuana treatments.

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A majority of states now allow the use of medical marijuana. And research in the area continues in a number of states. It’s also going on in other locations—including one in the Asia Pacific that may be surprising. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

The Conversation: Medical Marijuana and Gun Rights

Dec 5, 2017
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Medical Marijuana and Gun Rights

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The number of patients registered under Hawai’i’s medical cannabis program has grown by 54 percent since 2015. That’s according to the state Department of Health. As patient demand continues to grow, so too will the demand placed on doctors and nurses tasked with serving these patients. With no courses dedicated to medical cannabis at Hawaiʻi’s medical school, a local nurse is on a mission to educate health care professionals about this emerging industry. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.

The Conversation: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Oct 25, 2017
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Costs and Benefits of Recreational Marijuana, HPD Criminal Intelligence Unit

The Conversation: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Sep 13, 2017

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Two medical marijuana dispensaries opened last month and was the subject of a Hawai’i Venture Capital Association panel discussion. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

The Conversation: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

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The who’s who of Hawaiʻi’s medical cannabis dispensary program will be meeting today. The Medical Cannabis Working Group has been meeting every month for the past year. This will be the first meeting since dispensaries have opened. HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi has this story.