Submit testimony for medical cannabis hearing in Hawaii on February 7th

February 06, 2015 | Hunter Holliman

hawaii-state-capitol.jpgThe Hawaiian House of Representatives Committees on Health and Judiciary are having a hearing on 5 medical cannabis bills on Saturday, February 7th. 

What: Hearing on medical cannabis bills before the House of Representatives Committees on Health and Judiciary
When: Saturday, February 7th at 10:00 a.m.
Where: State Capitol Room 329 (415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813)

 

Click here for hearing announcement and agenda

If you can make the hearing tomorrow, please prepare some testimony to submit in person. But even if you can't make the hearing, please try to submit written testimony! The list of the 5 bills is below and there are even links to talking points for you to base your testimony on. If you are giving oral testimony and would like assistance preparing: Please go to room 423 (4th floor) at 9:00 A.M.

Click here to submit your written testimony

 

THE FIVE BILLS:

HB321   Establishes a system of medical marijuana dispensaries and production centers. Based on the recommendations of the Dispensary Task Force (HCR 48).

Talking points 321

HB788   Authorizes the cultivation of medical marijuana and prohibits the infusion of trademarked products.

Talking points 788

HB1455 Allows a qualifying patient or primary caregiver to transfer plants or plant materials to another qualifying patient/caregiver. Increases the allowable amount of marijuana and the patient to caregiver ratio.

Talking points 1455

HB794   Provides that a physician may determine what medical conditions qualify a patient to use medical marijuana.

Talking points 794

HB795   Prohibits an employer from disciplining, suspending, discharging or discriminating against an employee who is a qualified medical marijuana patient--based solely on a positive marijuana drug test.

Talking points 795

  • Please read the HEARING NOTICE for instructions on ADDRESSING and submitting your testimony. Please keep in mind that written testimony will be available to the public.
  • Need help writing a letter? Click HERE for help from the Public Access Room.
  • You can SUBMIT your testimony to the State Legislature website HERE.
  • Please give at least 24 hours notice if you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate. You may contact the Committee Clerk at (808) 586-9425 or Read the hearing notice for more details.
  • Need a Parking Guide? (Don't forget to bring quarters for street parking)

*Big thanks to Drug Policy Forum, Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii and Fresh Approach Hawaii for organizing testimony and talking points for this hearing! For more info about them, contact Wendy Gibson at (808) 853-3231.



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