17 hours ago
Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patients Can Get Card Extensions

Medical cannabis patients in Hawaii will soon be allowed to use their certification cards for up to two years, if they are eligible. Beginning Thursday, patients can apply for the extended renewal. Up until now, only 60-day or one-year renewals were permitted. Wei Geng Lum, a program specialist at t...

17 hours ago
FDA Plans to Expedite CBD Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration plans on expediting CBD rules and regulations, potentially by the end of summer or early fall, according to Dr. Amy Abernathy, the principal deputy commissioner and acting chief information officer. “We

2 days ago
Americans for Safe Access

"David Mangone, director of government affairs at Americans for Safe Access, offered some tips on how to best submit comments to FDA in a video link in an email to the organization’s supporters on Friday. He also talked to Marijuana Moment in April about best practices for submissions."

2 days ago
Cannabis for posttraumatic stress disorder: A... : The Nurse Practitioner

Cannabis is effective in treating PTSD, even when there are other co-occurring psychiatric and/or medical disorders. The broad range of therapeutic effects seen in treating PTSD with cannabis suggests that it may be beneficial in treating other disorders as well.

he New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program....

3 days ago
Hawaii Legislature Approves Decriminalization of Small Amounts of Cannabis | The Marijuana Times

Cannabis advocates in Hawaii would most likely want to see their state catch up with those in the upper 48 who have legalized recreational cannabis and decriminalized small amounts. Medical cannabis was legalized in Hawaii way back in 2000, but it took 17 long years for dispensaries to actually be permitted to open.
https://www.marijuanatimes.org/hawaii-legislature-approves-decriminalization-of-small-amounts-of-cannabis/

Cannabis advocates in Hawaii would most likely want to see their state catch up with those in the upper 48 who have legalized recreational cannabis and decriminalized small amounts.

5 days ago
Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

Descheduling cannabis would allow cannabis entrepreneurs to access federal incentives for small businesses, including grants, loans, and other financial support.

While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like.

5 days ago
Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Ten leading civil rights and criminal justice reform groups announced on Tuesday the formation of a coalition to advocate that marijuana legalization legislation must be comprehensive and include wide-ranging social equity provisions.

Information about the Law Professor Blogs Network.

6 days ago
Dale

Hawaii Decriminalized
Cannabis
$130 ticket 3grams or less
Another way to punish and jail the poor

6 days ago
Sister Kate: Forming a Sisterhood of Cannabis Nuns

https://soundcloud.com/ganjapreneurcom/sister-kate-forming-a-sisterhood-of-cannabis-nuns

Ganjapreneur is a cannabis business resource. Our podcast gives us an opportunity to speak directly with the stakeholders, cultivators, experts, and activists on the front line of the legal cannabis i

1 week ago
Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

In this Article, we explore some of the pressing problems arising out of the conflict between these policy considerations in the context of liability, property, and employment-related insurance. We also explore emerging cannabis insurance policy options in states where cannabis is legal and discuss the advantages, but ultimate inadequacy, of those options.

Information about the Law Professor Blogs Network.

1 week ago
Governor David Ige

Watch Gov. Ige Veto Bills Live.

NEW START TIME: News Conference on Veto deadline pushed back to 2:30PM.

https://www.facebook.com/GovernorDavidIge/

1 week ago
CBD for Rheumatoid Arthritis: It REALLY Works

Wondering if CBD for rheumatoid arthritis actually works? Well wonder no more, because it most certainly does. Keep on reading to find out why.

1 week ago
Deadline Tuesday: Tell Governor Ige NOT to Veto Interisland Medical Cannabis!!!

Please see below for our simple request that you reach out to the Governor and ask that he NOT veto this bill that has widespread support at both the legislature and in the community.
Tomorrow Tuesday July 9th is the last day that Governor Ige has to sign or veto bills.
https://mailchi.mp/d3af1371302b/governor-signature-forfeiture-decriminalization-2087505?e=aada454f60

We found that the department has yet to adopt administrative rules, which describe the procedures and practice requirements for asset forfeiture. Without them, the program provides informal, piecemeal guidance to law enforcement agencies and the public. We also found the program lacks policies and p...

1 week ago
The '420 Bill' to Federally Legalize Marijuana Has Officially Been Introduced

It's a companion measure to H.R. 420, which was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Earl Blumenauer last month.

1 week ago
USDA Head Is Worried Farmers Will Grow Too Much Hemp | Marijuana Moment

The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Tuesday that he’s worried strong interest in hemp could drive farmers to cultivate too much of the crop once regulations are in place. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who earlier this week toured a Kentucky hemp farm alongside Senat...

1 week ago
Arlene

The world is changing, and attitudes with it.

1 week ago
A Doctor’s Advice: How to Use Cannabis During Chemotherapy

https://www.leafly.com/news/health/doctor-advice-how-to-use-cannabis-cancer-chemotherapy?utm_source=SailThru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=buy_pickup&utm_term=global&utm_content=deals

Dr. Joseph Rosado, who's treated over 400 cancer patients using cannabis medicines, shares little-known information about combining cannabis with chemotherapy.

1 week ago
CBD Hemp vs CBD Marijuana: What's better?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uwIUKGpiGk

CBD Hemp vs. CBD Marijuana: What's better? // CBD comes from Hemp and CBD comes from Marijuana, but which is better? Understand the difference between CBD fr...

1 week ago

To RSVP and View this month's agenda please visit:
https://hawaiipatientsunion.com/next-monthly-meeting/

Venue
Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo

Directions
117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720

Time
5:30pm-7:30pm

Cost
Free to Members
Suggested donation for non-members, $5-$10 (no one is turned away)

Hawaii Patient Union meetings are open to the public and held on the first Friday of each month.

We share stories, learn and share Cannabis information helpful to beginners. We always have some experts in attendance to answer your questions about Cannabis medicine, business, compliance, processing, distribution and retail. Discussion on the latest research, ... See more

1 week ago
Cannabis Infused Watermelon Basil Mint Smoothie Cocktail Recipe: Infused Eats #63

This and hundreds more original cannabis culture videos made just for you: https://www.ruffhousestudios.com/ RuffHouse Studios Social Links: RUFFHOUSE TV: ht...

1 week ago
Congress Schedules Hearing To Discuss Ending Marijuana Prohibition | Marijuana Moment

How many will suffer and die waiting for Ige to become a good person? How many suffer in his family from endocannabinoid deficiencies? How many in his administration suffer from Cannabis-treatable diseases? Do they have trouble flying between islands with their Cannabis? Do they hide, lie and protect their loved ones? Or are they waiting until Cannabis is necessary to save their lives? The discrimination must stop.

A major congressional subcommittee will hold a hearing on marijuana policy next week, Marijuana Moment has learned. Though few details about the meeting are currently available, the House Judiciary Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee is expected to discuss various legislative proposa...

1 week ago
Do Cannabis Sublingual Strips Really Work? Yes—Here’s How

... cannabis strips work differently than a dissolvable breath strip, and if you place them on top of your tongue you’ll likely be disappointed.

Hey, it's not a breath strip! If you let it dissolve under the tongue, it'll work nearly as fast as vaping or smoking.

2 weeks ago

Somebody put us over the 900 "Page likes" mark. If you were one of the last three page likers, Mahalo nui

Let's give away some seeds to the 1001th person to like this page.

2 weeks ago
Drugmakers Funnel Millions To Lawmakers; A Few Dozen Get $100,000-Plus

Drugmakers’ contributions to lawmakers have peaked as surging drug prices emerge as a hot-button political issue. In the past decade, Congress has received nearly $79 million from 68 pharma P…

2 weeks ago
Lee Cataluna: No, it’s not time to move on after Kealoha verdict

It’s easy to get sidetracked by the sideshow elements of the Kealoha trial.

2 weeks ago
Medical Marijuana for Pain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4t6CA5WgoU

HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS PAIN // Thinking about using medical marijuana for pain? Or wondering how marijuana provides pain relief or how marijuana manages...

2 weeks ago
Here’s Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Cannabis

From Trump to Warren, Booker to Biden: We checked the receipts to bring you each candidate's policy and record on legalization.

2 weeks ago
Mitch McConnell Talks CBD Regulations With FDA Head | Marijuana Moment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met with the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday, urging him to develop regulations so that hemp-derived CBD can be lawfully marketed. The senator, who championed a hemp legalization provision of the 2018 Farm Bill and has since pu...

2 weeks ago
Lindsey Mintz: Combining Cannabis Education & Retail

Lindsey Mintz is the owner and managing partner of Smokin' Gun Apothecary, a prohibition-themed and self-described "late-night" cannabis dispensary located in Glendale, Colorado. Lindsey is also a co-founder of Arcanum, a hemp CBD company that

2 weeks ago
Americans for Safe Access

"The proposal has been endorsed by mainstream medical organizations like American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association and American Society of Addiction Medicine, as well as pro-legalization groups such as Americans for Safe Access, Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies and NORML."

2 weeks ago
Kailua-Kona’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens Sunday

After opening a dispensary of its own in Hilo, Hawaiian Ethos is permitted by the state to open one more dispensary on the island.

KAILUA-KONA — Kailua-Kona’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens this weekend, providing patients here a legal avenue for obtaining their medicine.

2 weeks ago
Wake + Bake

Do you decarb?

It's the best way to get the most out of your medicine. Check out this post that covers what decarboxylation is, how to do it and why it's awesome.

And let me know your favorite decarb method below!

3 weeks ago
Congress Votes To Block Feds From Enforcing Marijuana Laws In Legal States

The measure prevents the Justice Department from interfering with cannabis laws in states and territories.

3 weeks ago
Vets Denied VA Home Loans if They Work with Cannabis

published June 5th
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/06/05/vets-denied-va-home-loans-if-they-work-cannabis.html?fbclid=IwAR05mGKtEttFqLbO-bz5DQcjlwT8VAmqbQG_fcyveE5t6LclvzIHLerwPIo

Lawmakers want a policy clarification after a Massachusetts veteran was rejected by the VA over his source of income.

3 weeks ago
House Votes to Protect State-Legal Cannabis Programs

Feds move in to protect patients. If Ige died tomorrow Hawaii would be a safe place to live.
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/house-votes-to-protect-state-legal-cannabis-programs/

3 weeks ago
U.S. House Approves Measure to Protect State Cannabis Programs Against Federal Interference

“The historic nature of this vote cannot be overstated," Neal Levine, CEO of the Cannabis Trade Federation, said.

3 weeks ago
State By State, The War On Cannabis Is Ending

https://popularresistance.org/state-by-state-the-war-on-cannabis-is-ending/

Judging by its first six months, 2019 has been a banner year for marijuana policy reform. Most notably, lawmakers in Illinois legalized the commercial production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. The state is the 11th to legalize the use of marijuana by those over the age of 21, and it’s the ...

3 weeks ago
Cannabis in Ancient China, Part 1: Ma, plant of the Tao | Cannabis Culture

CANNABIS CULTURE -Recent news stories about the discovery of a 2,500 yr old cannabis burning brazier from China, have inspired me to take a further look at cannabis long and controversial history in this area in a two part article. The first part will deal with cannabis’ role with the indigenous H...

3 weeks ago
Patients Without Time

Just The Facts!

3 weeks ago
The '420 Bill' to Federally Legalize Marijuana Has Officially Been Introduced

It's a companion measure to H.R. 420, which was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Earl Blumenauer last month.

3 weeks ago
FDA's Regulation of CBD, Insights and Predictions from Hemp's Champion Jonathan Miller - Candid Chronicle

There’s a CBD craze in the United States, from skincare to ingestible drops to soothe your anxious pet. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is federally legal, and the FDA is working on creating reasonable regulations for the CBD industry in terms of when it is appropriate to deem it a dr...

3 weeks ago
420grannies

Tax and regulate. I really hope they get their heads out of their asses and realize that this could in all likelihood reduce our $22T National debt. It would definitely reduce our prison population and help people medically. Just think, you could go to the garden center and pick up a couple plants for your garden and not think twice. Oh happy day.

3 weeks ago
What It’s Like to Be a Parent Who Medicates With Cannabis

Perception around cannabis is quickly evolving. Yet even in legalized areas, parents often aren’t included in the changing perceptions of cannabis.

3 weeks ago
House Votes to Protect State-Legal Cannabis Programs

“Today’s action by Congress highlights the growing power of the marijuana law reform movement and the increasing awareness by political leaders that the policy of prohibition and criminalization has failed,” he said in a statement.
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/house-votes-to-protect-state-legal-cannabis-programs/

The House of Representatives has approved an amendment to a federal spending bill that would prevent the federal government from interfering in legal cannabis markets. The chamber passed the measure – which is sponsored by

3 weeks ago
House Votes to Protect State-Legal Cannabis Programs

The House of Representatives has approved an amendment to a federal spending bill that would prevent the federal government from interfering in legal cannabis markets. The chamber passed the measure – which is sponsored by

3 weeks ago
Hemp fields offer a late-season pollen source for stressed bees

Colorado’s legal fields of low-THC cannabis can attract a lot of bees.

3 weeks ago
NowThis Weed

This subscription box helps you make edibles at home

3 weeks ago
Study Shows Growing Hemp is a Powerful Tool to Fight Bee Population Decline

Researchers at Colorado State University have found that cultivating hemp will be a crucial tool in fighting the dangerous decline in the bee population.

4 weeks ago
John

The criminalization of cannabis in 1937 was an act of abject racism in service to Big Pharma.

4 weeks ago
Pot Industry Owes Reparations to Those Criminalized for Drug Use

Three leading thinkers and activists in cannabis economic justice discuss strategies with Laura Flanders.

4 weeks ago
There is No Legalization without Home Growing | The Marijuana Times

All of this energy wasted in battling over the precise legality of a plant that has been on this planet for millions of years. I guess if there is one thing humans are proficient at, it’s wasting time and energy.

As I've often said, there are several central things that legalization must include if it is to live up to the name. One of the main components legalization must come with is allowance for home growing.

4 weeks ago
Cannabis Inhalers May Become The Next Asthma Medication & Cancer Pain Reliever

How are standard inhalers different than cannabis inhalers though? For starters, all cannabis inhalers contain an attached vaporizer, which allows medical patients to fill in their ideal doses of a cannabis extract or concentrate, which will then be inhaled.
https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/cannabis-inhalers-may-become-the-next-asthma-medication-cancer-pain-reliever/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&fbclid=IwAR0cdvvvy_u6gnISs7tU2BgodMgSI7Hw5smeh2vLiX1kMM4CM_mt6eiUNRA

To meet and fulfill the demands of people who need immediate relief but cannot or choose not to combust cannabis, Israeli scientists have created cannabis inhalers.

4 weeks ago
Action Alert! Let Governor Ige Know that Hawai'i Supports Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform and Cannabis Decriminalization!!!

... let the Governor know that HB290 should become law! It would allow medical cannabis patients to travel within the state without the fear of having their medicine confiscated. You could buy the legal amount while on the Big Island and bring it back to Oahu. Please use the form below to contact the Governor.

Aloha MCCHI supporters: The message below is from our parent organization, the Drug Policy Forum of Hawai'i (DPFH). They need help in pushing for two bills that would chip away at the War on Drugs!In addition, we ask that you let the Governor know that HB290 should become law! It would allow medical...

4 weeks ago
Synthetic CBD Is Coming Soon, Thanks to the FDA

... why did Zynerba choose to go with a completely artificial version of CBD instead of the natural stuff found in weed? One reason is the company can produce H2CBD with chemicals ordered from chemical suppliers, so it doesn’t need to go through the time-consuming and costly processes of cultivating hemp plants for extracting CBD.

Zygel, a patented, synthetic CBD drug for treating a rare chromosomal disorder, was recently admitted into the FDA’s Fast Track program to speed up its availability.

1 month ago
Colorado surpasses $1B in pot tax revenue since legalization

#DavidIge

Colorado has surpassed $1 billion in tax revenue from marijuana sales since recreational use of the drug was legalized in 2014.

1 month ago
A record 61% of Americans now want weed to be legalized across the US, with support rising in every age group

Support grew across all age groups, US regions, and political affiliations in 2018, the respected General Social Survey found.

1 month ago
John

JUNE 13, 2019
CBD & HEMP
In a recent postal bulletin, the United States Postal Service (USPS) made a revision to Publication 52 regarding Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail. As of June 6, 2019, a new section 453.7 has been put in for “hemp-based products,” which illustrates the new mailing standards.

These revisions account for the shipping of products that come from both cannabis and industrial hemp. This is a momentous turn of events for the burgeoning CBD industry that is now legal in all 50 states with the passing of the Farm Bill.

1 month ago

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Conference
Priority #1 - Cannabis Awareness

Cannabis Curious meet Cannabis Conscious
Join more people from more communities than all previous years combined. We're calling on our Cannabis community leaders to help grow and expand Cannabis in Hawaii. Presenters, volunteers, artists, musicians, vendors and everyone interested in Cannabis will join together on June 15th and 16th at the Hilo Civic Center. Two days of engagement and dialog with lasting effects.

Cannabis Patient meet Cannabis Business
Knowledge, experience, skills, abilities, commitment meet opportunity. As we work towards a tax and regulate system of government ... See more

1 month ago
Column: State’s medical cannabis users are not violating federal law

Most folks probably don’t realize that 19 years ago Friday, on June 14, the state of Hawaii accepted the medical use of cannabis. Unfortunately, our local media cannot use the phrase “accepted the medical use of cannabis” because it’s not in the Associated Press’ Stylebook. And our state govern...

1 month ago
Nevada Is the First State to Ban Employer Drug Tests for Weed

It's the first step towards protecting people who are using a legal drug.

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