Cannabis Bills Before the 2013 Hawaii State Legislature

January 26, 2013
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Below is a list of the bills thus far that relate to medical cannabis, as well as bills that relate to marijuana reform for personal use. Please note that HB means “House Bill” and the bill was introduced in the House and that SB means “Senate Bill” and the bill was introduced in the Senate.

Transferring the medical cannabis program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health:

HB 77

HB 668

SB 685

SB 690

Transferring the Medical Cannabis program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health plus increasing adequate supply from 3 mature plants to 21 mature plants:

HB 1042

SB 1218

Transferring the medical cannabis program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health plus creating dispensaries in Hawai‘i:

HB 1216

Amending the current medical cannabis law with the following improvements:

  • Allows registered patients or caregivers to provide usable marijuana or any part of the marijuana plant to any other qualifying patient or caregiver as long as no consideration is paid for and that the total amount of marijuana possessed by the recipient does not exceed the adequate supply.
  • Caregivers will be allowed to care for up to 5 qualifying patients.
  • Qualifying patients shall be immune from searches, seizures, and prosecution for marijuana-related offenses while in the course of transport.
  • Out of state qualifying patients who are from states/jurisdictions that allow the medical use of marijuana are authorized to use marijuana while in Hawai‘i as long as they have a valid registry ID card from their home state/jurisdiction.
  • Increases the amount that qualifying patients and caregivers are allowed to 10 marijuana plants and 5 ounces of usable marijuana.
  • Allows reimbursement to caregivers for costs associated with assisting qualifying patients as long as the reimbursement does not include the sale of marijuana.
  • Removes identifying information, such as the location of where the marijuana is grown, from registry cards issued to patients and caregivers.
  • Physicians do not have to disclose the specific medical condition of their qualifying patients to the controlling state department but just that the patient qualifies for use of medical marijuana
  • Increases the amount of time for qualifying patients to report any changes of information from 5 days to 10 days.

HB 667

SB 686

Dispensaries:

SB 471

SB 703

Adding PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis:

SB 687

Reclassification of marijuana to a Schedule 2 drug:

SB 688

Adding medical use of marijuana to the pain patient’s bill of rights:

SB 689

Removing criminal penalties for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana and making it a fine, like a parking ticket (decriminalization):

HB 455

SB 472

SB 739

Legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana for personal use for adults 21 and over:

HB 150

HB 699

SB 467

SB 738

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Charlie Cook
Organizer
Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii

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