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Hawai’i Island police dismantled an underground bunker marijuana-growing operation in Puna and arrested two individuals at the Glenwood home after serving a search warrant on Thursday. Police described the building as a sophisticated operation measuring 40 by 80 feet, and containing more than 500 marijuana plants. Photo courtesy Hawai’i Police Department.
Briefing on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
February 19th, 2014 · 25 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (16) · Maui News
 

An informational briefing will be held this afternoon to discuss pending house legislation on the proposed legalization of medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaiʻi.


Hawai’i Island police dismantled an underground bunker marijuana-growing operation in Puna and arrested two individuals at the Glenwood home after serving a search warrant on Thursday. Police described the building as a sophisticated operation measuring 40 by 80 feet, and containing more than 500 marijuana plants. Photo courtesy Hawai’i Police Department.
Bill Seeks Cultivation and Export of Marijuana from Hawaiʻi
January 23rd, 2014 · 14 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (19) · Featured, Maui News
 

A bill introduced at the state Legislature is aimed at developing a plan for the cultivation and export of marijuana in Hawaiʻi for sale in foreign jurisdictions where usage is legal.


State Rep. Joe Souki. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Speaker Souki Voices Support for Marijuana Dispensaries
January 15th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Featured, Maui News
 

House Speaker Joseph Souki of Maui called on his fellow lawmakers to look at creating a system of dispensaries where those in need can legally buy marijuana for medical purposes when prescribed by a doctor.


File image: Department of Justice photo, courtesy, Maui Police Department.
Marijuana Advocates Celebrate Enactment of 2 Bills
June 25th, 2013 · 40 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Approved today were measures to move program oversight away from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health, and to adjust the type and amount of medical marijuana a patient can legally possess.


File image: Department of Justice photo, courtesy, Maui Police Department.
Hawaii Marijuana Bill Seeks Legalization
January 18th, 2013 · 111 Comments · Featured, Maui News
 

The bill seeks to remove penalties for private adult marijuana possession, and establish a system in which the cultivation and sale of marijuana would be regulated and taxed in a manner similar to alcohol.


Photo courtesy:  Maui Police Department.
Poll Suggests Hawaii is Pro-Marijuana Legalization
January 10th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (10) · Featured, Maui News
 

Voters in Hawai’i are open to the legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana according to the results of an opinion poll commissioned by the Drug Policy Action Group.


File image: Department of Justice photo, courtesy, Maui Police Department.
New Study: Opinion Poll on Marijuana Laws in Hawai’i
January 9th, 2013 · 54 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Featured, Maui News
 

With states now decriminalizing and even legalizing marijuana, where does Hawaii stand? Attitudes toward marijuana and marijuana laws is the subject of a statewide poll, the results of which will be discussed during a presentation tomorrow in Honolulu.


File photo of items seized in 2009 Maui drug bust.
ACLU to Hold “Stop the Drug War” Rally and Events
June 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Health & Wellness
 

The event is one of two activities that were planned in apparent opposition to the 40th anniversary of the government’s “War on Drugs”.


Maui police confiscated 1,232 marijuana plants and arrested a Makawao man during a drug bust on Piiholo Road. MPD July 2009 File photo.
Medical Marijuana Compassion Center Bill Still Alive
March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

The measure would create a five year pilot program for the dispensary in an unspecified county.


Maui police confiscated 1,232 marijuana plants and arrested a Makawao man during a drug bust on Piiholo Road. MPD July 2009 File photo.
Maui Police seek public backing on laws relating to Medical Marijuana
February 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Featured, Maui News
 

Members of the MPD will be distributing informational pamphlets today and tomorrow as apart of an effort to gain public backing on their legislative priorities for 2011.