Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii (March 4, 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 cleared its final House committee hurdle Thursday. A coalition of four Democrats introduced House Bill 1013 (HB1013). The legislation would…

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…

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Jan. 28, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would restrict the warrantless use of drones by state and local law enforcement. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. A coalition of five Democratic senators introduced…

HONOLULU, Hawaii, (Jan. 27, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would not only legalize marijuana in the Aloha State, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state. Sen. Kalani English (D-Maui) introduced Senate Bill 2581 (SB2581)…

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Jan. 27, 2016) Bills introduced in the Hawaii legislature would legalize the production and processing of industrial hemp for commercial purposes in the state, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice. A bipartisan coalition of 15 senators introduced Senate Bill 2700 (SB2700) on Jan. 21. The legislation would authorize the growth of…

HONOLULU, Hawaii (July 23, 2015) – Medical marijuana dispensaries will open in Hawaii in 2016, representing another step toward nullifying the federal ban on cannabis in practice in the Aloha State. On July 14, Gov. David I. Ige signed HB321 into law. The bill sets up the framework for operating retail medical marijuana dispensaries in…