Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii,  (Dec. 11, 2017) – During the 2018 legislative session, the Hawaii House will consider a bill that would legalize raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect. A bipartisan coalition of 13 representatives introduced House Bill 257 (HB257) last January. The legislation would legalize…

HONOLULU, Hawaii (March 3, 2017) – Earlier this week, an important Hawaii House committee unanimously passed a bill that would limit the warrantless use of surveillance drones. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Rep. Joseph Souki introduced House Bill…

HONOLULU, Hawaii, (Feb. 16, 2017) – A Hawaii committee passed a bill to decriminalize industrial hemp. Passage into law would set the stage for the people there to nullify federal prohibition of the plant in practice. A coalition of eight Democrat representatives introduced House Bill 773 (HB773) on Jan. 20. The legislation would remove industrial hemp…

HONOLULU, Hawaii. (Feb. 2, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the Aloha State. Sen. Kalani English (D-East Maui), along with nine co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 548 (SB548) to accomplish the following:…

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Feb. 5, 2016) – A Hawaii bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients passed an important House committee last week. A coalition of four Democrats introduced House Bill 1013 (HB1013). The legislation would…