Hawaii Police Department Brochure – Marijuana Is Not Medicine

HPD CIA misinformation techniques applied in schools. The goal of these misinformation was to intentionally stigmatize school children in Hawaii. The Hawaii police department passed these color brochures out in schools they visited. What are they feeding your kids now? When was the last time you were invited to a D.A.R.E. event at your kid’s […]

Virtual Medical Cannabis Day Flag Ceremony

Dr. Clifton Otto has produced a virtual flag ceremony for Governor Ige. Working with US Senator Ed Case Dr. Otto once again was able to fly the American flag over the US Capitol to honor patients in Hawaii’s Medical Cannabis program. Formalizing the medical Cannabis program in Hawaii is a top priority. This effort does […]

How Can Weed Legalization Make the World a Better Place?

Backyard Patient Grow site in Hawaii

By “World” we mean, every biological organism. From patients who require Cannabis to investors tryin’ make a buck from the plant. We are eight mainislands surrounded by water. Tightly controlled and policed by local county mayors a few have control over the many. Cannabis is not regulated here the same way it is regulated in […]

Virtual 420 LIVE

Cannabis Sativa in the morning Sun, reaching up and praying. Photo depicts strength and growth. Rooty greens and brilliant greens. The back drop is a native ohia forest.

If you missed the casual discussion, interviews and Big Island Grown dispensary tour, check out the video highlight reel. We cut a 4 hour event down to about 2 hours. Mike Ruggles – Tips for winning in court and mayoral bidLizzy Knight – Virtual Colorado NOCO / Earthweek EventJames Simpliciano – HFUU Maui UpdateDr. Daniel […]

Testing Cannabis for Safety – Facts You May Not Understand

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” Abraham Lincoln A common theme appears before us, “safety”. It is widely believed that regulatory safety requirements will make distributing, consuming or possessing Cannabis safer. Growers and […]

Healthy Hawaii Guide

Considerations for a Patient-Friendly Government This annual guide aims to help voters and elected officials reduce harm to patients while improving our Cannabis economy.  More than 25,000 licensed patients in Hawaii are affected by restrictions on Cannabis medicine. Nationally, 70% of voters oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreational […]

Top 7 Reasons Why Legal Cannabis Can Bolster National Health – Sponsored

By Anna Wilcox For the last 80 years, cannabis has been identified as Public Enemy Number 1, said to promote lude behavior, encourage violence, and drive people into states of rage. Fortunately, these social and political arguments have yet to be backed by any real science. The cannabis plant has been a part of human history […]

Cannabis Talk with Ethan Nebelkopf

Hawaii marijuana dispensary

You Are Invited!  We hope you’ll join us for a very special meeting of the Hawaii Patients Union.  Cannabis Talk Story on Hawaii IslandFriday. May 25th 5pm – 7pm Hawaii Innovation Center in Hilo117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720Map + Directions This month the Hawaii Patient Union will have a special guest host, author Ethan […]

Department of Justice Coward, Jeff Sessions Faces Becoming Unpopular, Backs Down

Department of Justice Cowards

In a new poll being promoted by Norml, Ninety-three percent of voters support the medical use of marijuana, as authorized by a doctor. From Quinnipiac:  This widespread support is in line with the results of prior Cannabis polls. Voters oppose the enforcement of federal laws against marijuana in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana […]

Cannabis News from All Around the World

Cannabis News from All Around the World

Forbes magazine published a report that states that the Brightfield Group expects the marijuana market worldwide to be worth almost $8 billion by the end of 2017. The report further projects that the marijuana market is expected to exceed $31 billion by 2021. Today marijuana is more than just weed. It has grown to include a […]

Trump Support for States’ Rights to Legalize Cannabis

Trump backs states rights to legalize Cannabis

Mahalo LA Times for the update.  The latest from Washington » “Late Wednesday, I received a commitment from the president that the Department of Justice’s rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry,” Gardner said, referring to the Obama-era policy, named after former Deputy Atty. Gen. James M. Cole, who issued […]

4:20 All Day

4:20 All Day

You Are Invited!  We hope you’ll join us for a not-so-regular monthly meeting of the Hawaii Patients Union.  Friday. April 20th 10am – 4:20pm Hawaii Innovation Center in Hilo 117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720 Cannabis brings us together again to celebrate Cannabis health and wellness with our community. On 4/20 we rally our families […]

Legalization of Cannabis in Hawaii – It’s Legal Now (With a License)

Hawaii State Capitol Building

Clarification for licensed patients, Hawaii has accepted the medical use of Cannabis. There is no conflict with federal law or preemption as is the case with pesticides, for example. Scheduling and decriminalization are irrelevant for licensed patients. Here’s some language to consider for folks interested in obtaining a license to grow (please grow): https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/SB2217_.htm   […]

Drug Imports Dropping Rapidly – Taxpayers Want a Refund

Drug Imports Dropping Rapidly - Taxpayers Want a Refund

Illegal Cannabis Imports Dropping Rapidly If Hawaii voters had access to information about increases or decreases in drug trafficking surely we would not allow their taxes to be increased for a drug war with less financial needs. While legal states are seeing less opioid deaths and less black market activity, Hawaii’s governor, Lt. Gov, law […]

Federal Legislation Update – Vote Friday on Cannabis Eradication Spending

Update: Done Deal, details. Original Story: Not a done deal. The vote will be Friday. Medical marijuana patients and businesses that follow state laws could continue to be protected from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the federal drug agents that work for him under a provision contained in new must-pass legislation revealed on Wednesday. If […]

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patient Numbers Up 33% in 2017

Hawaii Cannabis Patient Numbers

Month-over-month growth averaged 2%, consistent with data from previous years. The strongest growth, 4.2%, occurred in May 2017. Total registered patients surpassed 20,000 in January 2018 – well ahead of early estimates by Marijuana Business Daily. That’s healthy growth for a market where MMJ has been legal since 2000. Thanks to Dr. Clifton Otto’s petition […]

What is the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment?

What is the Rohrabacher-Farr Blumenauer Amendment?

The Rohrabacher–Farr amendment (also known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment) is legislation prohibiting the Justice Department from spending funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical cannabis laws. Rohrabacher-Blumenauer is pretty plain and clear: no DOJ funds can be used to block the implementation of medical cannabis reforms in states where it has been legalized, […]

Spring Equinox Cannabis Event – CannGrow 2018 – Mahalo!

Cannabis Spring

Mahalo for Attending the The Spring Equinox Event on Tuesday March 20th 2018. This month we’re celebrating Cannabis Spring, a flowering of consciousness and Cannabis. Join your community as once again come together to share and expand our Cannabis Consciousness. From developing your materials list and greenhouse needs to operating a legal cooperative in Hawaii, […]

Daniel Morii Still Bringing People Together

For more than 40 years Daniel Morii documented sustainability efforts and the Cannabis movement. His works reveal many storylines across Hawaii and in his own neighborhood. Daniel Morii was also successful in business. He and a small group of friends created a commune in the heart of Haight-Ashbury. Unbeknownst to many, that small group of hippies […]

Critical: Protect Lawful Medical Cannabis Programs

Federal: Protect Lawful State Medical Marijuana Programs Update 2 (1-20-2018). The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment has expired due to the shutdown of the federal government. Right now Jeff Sessions may be asking Doug Chin for a list of licensed patients engaged in federally-illegal crimes. A letter sent to Governor Ige seeking help for patients received a bizarre […]

Jeff Sessions Federal Fear Reduces Patient Treatments

Jeff Sessions

Update 11/08/20 Jeffery Session reign of terror is nearly over. His successor is a former college football player. He could directly benefit from Cannabis use and has likely heard professional football players stories of their Cannabis use for medical conditions caused by football. He’s also made some Cannabis-friendlier statements. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has […]

Halloween Trick or Treat – Police Threats

Government Jacking Up Medicine Prices

Police have introduced a new fear in recent years. The threat of Cannabis candy. The trend will likely continue until law enforcement gets the training they need to function around medicine that does no harm. No one is eating edibles accidentally from trick or treating. Yet, the fear mongering can be pervasive. The money being […]

Hawaii – MPP

Hawaii Cannabis Forest Grow

Updates on marijuana policy in Hawaii from the Marijuana Policy Project. In August, the first two dispensaries in Hawaii began serving patients. Now four dispensaries are operational. The program’s most recent delays were partly due to a lack of authorized testing facilities. In October, the state authorized a second testing laboratory, which will help make […]

Hawaii Cannabis Business Meeting 4/20 at 5pm in Hilo

Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash

Event passed… On 4/20/2017 We held a business meeting in Hilo.  Thursday in Hilo. Bring your ideas and questions. If you’ve got a Cannabis product or service you’d like to promote, bring it! This was an informal meeting designed to help spur more conversation about Cannabis business. We helped small business owners get involved in […]

How Can I Get a Previous Marijuana Charge Removed Under California’s Prop. 64?

March 9, 2017– By Joy Haviland On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64 into law, legalizing the possession, transport, purchase, consumption, and sharing of up to one ounce of marijuana and up to eight grams of marijuana concentrates for adults aged 21 and older. Prop. 64 also reduced or eliminated criminal penalties for […]

Medical Cannabis Program Update Hawaii Department of Health

“Ensuring Hawaii’s registered patients have access to safe medical marijuana products through an efficient system of responsible, licensed dispensaries.” -Hawaii DOH Inside today’s update the Department of Health states their position on Medical Marijuana Legislative Bills “About 45 medical marijuana bills have been introduced in this legislative session, but Governor David Ige and the Hawaii State […]

Feds Threaten to Shut Down Las Vegas High Times Cannabis Cup

According to Reno Gazette Times, the Feds threaten to shut down Las Vegas High Times Cannabis Cup in a Feb. 16 letter to the Moapa Paiute Tribe. The times reports that U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden, based in Las Vegas, sent a Feb. 16 letter to the Moapa Paiute Tribe reminding the tribe that the transport, possession, use and distribution of […]

Federal Marijuana Policy – “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act”

An Epic Bill Introduction by Congressman Rohrabacher from California for the newly introduced “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act” (also see 2015 version) Visit Mr. Rohrabacher’s website for more links and articles to Cannabis legislation. From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL MARIJUANA POLICY The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under the Speaker’s announced […]

Cannabis Legislation 2017: We’re Tracking All Legalization Bills

Most state legislatures reconvene in early January, and by February they’re in full swing, moving some bills forward and killing others in committee. This year 27 state legislatures are considering bills pertaining to cannabis in some form. (Well, okay: 26. Mississippi had two medical marijuana bills, but they’re already dead.) Some states are pushing full […]

How to Testify – Hawaii State Legislature

How to Testify Hawaii

You can do this! Testifying can be done quickly, easily and is a great way to support Cannabis patients. How To – Three ways to testify; In person. Keep informed of important hearings as they are scheduled. Typical hearing notices only give 48 hours notice before testimony may or may not be accepted iduring a hearing. […]

Hawaii Cannabis Legislation – Local News Article Looks Deeper into Introduced Bills

Hawaii Cannabis

A post in today’s West Hawaii Today newspaper outlines some of the ideas behind recent Cannabis legislation introduced at the State legislature. According to the report, “State Sen. Russell Ruderman, D-Puna, is among several lawmakers this year proposing measures to legalize the drug for residents over age 21. One of Ruderman’s bills would allow counties […]

Looking for legal assistance?

Hawaii Cannabis

The Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) offers members of the public free legal assistance. Self-Help Center Info Description of Services: Access to Justice Rooms – Volunteer attorneys provide limited legal advice to unrepresented litigants involved in a civil cases. Self-Help Centers – Volunteer attorneys and AmeriCorps Advocates provided limited legal information to help self-represented litigants […]

National Academy of Sciences Releases Report on Marijuana Confirming Medical Benefits; Dispelling Myths

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on the health impacts of marijuana Thursday, confirming the existence of medical benefits and dispelling some long-held myths about the substance. The review of more than 10,000 scientific abstracts found, “There is conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective” […]

Oklevueha Native American Church Ruled Unworthy to Use Marijuana for Religious Purposes

The Oklevueha Native American Church uses marijuana during service and recently lost an opportunity to fight for federal exemption. The U.S. Supreme Court has officially rejected a request to hear the case. The lawsuit has been ongoing since its initial filing in 2009. The Church cited that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 protects […]

Hawaiʻi’s Cannabis Goals for 2017 – Legislative Updates

Hawaii Cannabis

Originally published Jan. 2nd, 2017 We know we can do better. If 10% of the licensed Cannabis patients in Hawaii engaged in direct action, we could save lives in 2017. How many Cannabis-preventable deaths occurred in 2016? How many will occur in 2017? There is no legal way to grow Cannabis in Hawaii. The mere act […]

Scheduling Cannabis in Hawaii Gets a Helping Hand

Legislators request Cannabis Rescheduling information from public department of safety

Many patients are aware the Federal Government claim Cannabis has medicinal benefits as exhibited in their patents on various constituents of Cannabis. Many more do not know that law enforcement in the State of Hawaii have also scheduled Cannabis as “Schedule 1”. Schedule 1 drugs must have “the highest degree of danger” of all drugs. […]

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo 2016 Gratitude

2016 Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo

The Hawaii Cannabis Organization would like to thank all the attendees of this 4th event in Hilo to support Cannabis patients and caregivers in Hawaii. Your purchase of advance tickets provided the necessary funding for printing flyers and getting the message out about the event. Thanks for helping others become aware of the event. Mahalo nui […]

Hawaiʻi State Cannabis Program – Caution 2016

Hawaii Cannabis

On HawaiiCannabis.org we educate and raise awareness. Without education and a certain awareness of the facts, patients in Hawaii are susceptible to rules, laws, regulations and separation from medicine and personal freedom. A few facts could help you avoid arrest. Thousands of Hawaii Cannabis prisoners are in jail now for minor errors in compliance. The state has […]

California and Washington Cultivation Compliance – Guide and Law

In California, The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is the lead agency for the promulgation of rules and the issuing of licenses for cultivation according to the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), “a community based, non-profit organization that advocates for science-based protection and restoration of Northwest California’s Forests”. Starting in 2018 the Department of […]

Medical Marijuana Through The Eyes And Suffering Of Those Who Need It Most

There is only one question we should be asking ourselves in the debate over medical marijuana. That question should be, To what lengths would you go to save your loved one? I hope your answer is that you would do whatever it takes to not see the person you love suffer. It’s time to let […]

The Hawai‘i State Legislative Oversight Committee for Medical Cannabis is Now in Session

Hawaii Dispensary Alliance

from the Hawaii Dispensary Alliance Aloha Alliance! It has been a long quiet summer as the dispensaries work to prepare their facilities and DOH works to administer Hawai‘i’s new medical marijuana dispensary system. Patients and the public alike are understandably curious about the progress of the system.  Today, with the first session of the Hawaii State […]

Kauai Deputy Chief on Medical Marijuana Oversight Group

Stakeholders to develop, improve legislation; first meeting slated Wednesday in Honolulu The group tasked with developing and recommending legislation to improve the medical marijuana system to ensure safe and legal access to qualifying patients is scheduled to have its first meeting in Honolulu on Wednesday. The Act 230 Medical Marijuana Legislative Oversight Working Group will […]

Hawaiian Dispensaries Waiting on Seed to Sale Technology

Hawaii Patients without Time

Despite Hawaii’s 8 designated and licensed dispensaries having already identified their storefront location and respective cultivation sites, most medical marijuana grows are in a temporary holding pattern – thanks in part to technical deficiencies within the state medical marijuana program. The main problem seems to be replicating a Colorado-like seed to sale program, as currently […]

Hawaii dispensaries not yet growing medical marijuana plants

HONOLULU The groups that plan to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii have all identified sites to grow their products, but none of the eight licensees has begun cultivating the plants because they haven’t been given a green light from the state Department of Health. One holdup is the state doesn’t have a software system […]

CA: How The Nation’s Oldest Medical Marijuana Law Could Be Affected By Proposition 64

If Proposition 64 passes this November, California will bid adieu to the nation’s oldest medical marijuana law. Enacted in 1996, Proposition 215, or the Compassionate Use Act, created looser restrictions on cannabis use across the state. Chris Conrad is a cannabis authority who has worked as an expert witness in more than 325 marijuana-related cases. […]

Saturday Night Live Cast Member Says He Uses Marijuana For Crohn’s Disease

If you use marijuana medicinally, you are in good company. Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson says he smokes marijuana as a way of managing his Crohn’s disease. “I found that the medicines that the doctors were prescribing me and seeing all these doctors and trying new things… Weed would be the only thing […]

Medical Marijuana Advocacy

“There was a time in the United States when extracts of cannabis were almost as commonly used for medicinal purposes as is aspirin today,” wrote Solomon Snyder in a 1971 book entitled Uses of Marijuana. In fact, the history of marijuana medical use predates the written word. Every civilization since the dawn of man has […]

Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo 2016

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo

Mahalo for Being You. We couldn’t fit all the gratitude on one page so we create a special mahalo page. Please check it out and give thanks for all the attendees, patients, caregivers, sponsors, presenters, volunteers, vendors, artists and other local businesses who made this event successful. Visit the Hawaii Cannabis Gratitude page. Educational Conference Classes […]

Canada: How Medicinal Cannabis Helped A Cancer Survivor Live Again

Radiation treatment for Kelly Oliphant’s Stage 4 prostate cancer left him with radiation colitis and cystitis. “I have, from one hip to the other in the front, a six-inch belt that burns constantly,” Oliphant explains. “It’s like having a sunburn on the inside of your skin. One doctor related it to having shingles.” Oliphant endured […]

Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo Ambassadors

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo

The Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo provides an opportunity for everyone to come together and raise our awareness for sensible Cannabis legislation. But we can’t do it without your help! We need volunteers. More specifically, we need “Cannabis Ambassadors”. What Are Event Ambassadors? Ambassadors of the Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo are Cannabis-friendly and knowledgeable in various areas of […]

Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo Sponsorship

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo

The largest Cannabis event on Hawai’i Island will feature your brand name in the title. Your sponsorship will secure your brand’s alignment with Cannabis patients hearts and minds. Your brand will be recognized in Hawai’i for years to come. Sponsor benefits include brand recognition through preferred placement at the event of premium digital media and print publishing, […]

Family Frustrated With Slow Pace Of Medical Marijuana In Ohio

Dayton, Ohio – Medical marijuana is now the law in Ohio but parents with sick children, especially those suffering from debilitating seizures, said they were frustrated because it may still take up to two years before they have access to the drug. Lindsay Sandlin was just 9-years-old when her parents started pushing for the passage […]

Irish Toddler With Epilepsy Freed From Seizure Nightmare After Cannabis Treatment

An Irish boy of three who suffers from a rare incurable form of epilepsy is seizure free since being treated with cannabis oils in the United States. Tristan Cahalane suffers from Dravet Syndrome, which left him suffering a number of traumatic seizures daily. But for the past three months he has been doing very well […]

Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo Vendors

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo

Jingle Bells. Cannabis patients and caregivers require many unique products and services. December, the perfect time to attract the attention of gift buyers. You bring the best products. We have a place for your right in front of the patients and caregivers that need specialty products and services. Cost $100 The cost is negotiable and […]

MO: KCMO Mom Wants Medical Marijuana For Her Son’s Severe Epilepsy

Kansas City, Mo. – A Kansas City mom wants Missouri voters to legalize medical marijuana for patients who need it, like her son with severe epilepsy, but politicians are blocking it from going on November’s ballot. “I’m very upset because these elected politicians are trying to stop something that we the people who put them […]

PA: Medical Marijuana Stopped Brenden’s Epileptic Seizures

Dingmans Ferry When Brenden Doran of Dingmans Ferry was only three weeks old, he got very sick. When he threw up, the contents of his stomach flew five feet from his bassinet. He was losing weight. Doctors prescribed medicine but it didn’t work. It took weeks before they identified the problem: pyloric stenosis, the narrowing […]

CBD Oil Is Shaking Up The Medical Cannabis Industry

Corinne Malanca credits CBD oil with saving her father’s life. Five years ago, Stan Rutner underwent chemotherapy for Stage 4 lung cancer. After treatment, an inoperable brain tumor was found and he fell sick with pneumonia caused by his radiation treatments. Thinking Rutner only had weeks to live, Malanca turned to the internet for answers. […]

Medical Marijuana Backers In Missouri Close To Throwing In The Towel

Backers of an initiative to place a measure before Missouri voters in November that would allow for medical marijuana say their effort appears to be close to defeat. Jack Cardetti, a spokesman for New Approach Missouri that is pushing the proposal, said despite having gathered enough petition signatures, a judge has ruled that the group […]

Dr. Bronner’s to Give $660,000 to Cannabis Legalization Efforts in Five States

David Bronner, CEO of the organic soap company Dr. Bronner’s, once said, “We’re here to freak the straight world out.” This week he continued on his mission to shake things up by pledging $600,000 to cannabis legalization campaigns in five states. Best known for its hemp-based Castile soaps, Dr. Bronner’s plans to partner with other […]

Waiting for Healthcare in Hawaii

Hawaii Cannabis Organization

When was the last time you had to wait 15 days for a prescription? In Hawaii, this is normal. Once you wait for and receive your 329card, you can then start growing. The only way to purchase medicine is to wait for dispensaries to open. Those announcements won’t come until the next legislative session approaches […]

Advocates urge state to speed up medical marijuana card processing

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The state’s Medical Marijuana Registry office only has a handful of workers, and they’re responsible for keeping up with the growing demand for medical marijuana cards. The small staff processes and verifies approximately 1,200 applications a month. Once patients get a card, they’re allowed to legally obtain medical marijuana. “Every single app that […]

Protecting Your Cannabis Plants During a Hurricane

Hurricane Cannabis - the calm before the storm

The Coriolis acceleration assures hurricanes North the of the equator, spin counter-clockwise. Most hurricanes in Hawaii come from the South across Hawaii Nei. Wind is extremely variable during storms in Hawaii and is largely dependent on the geography of the area you live. Regardless, know where the prevailing winds will blow and place your plants […]

Talking Law with David Sereno: Medical Marijuana on Maui

Hawai‘i’s Medical Marijuana Registry Program was signed into law in 2000, making Hawaii the first state to legalize medical-use cannabis via the legislature, as opposed to voter initiative. In 2015, Hawai‘i created the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program, which gives permitted patients places to buy their cannabis. The program is administered by the state Department of Health, which will […]

How to Save a Life: Recognize an Overdose

August 31, 2016– By Stefanie Jones Whether or not you’re someone who uses alcohol or other drugs, undoubtedly you will be around people who do at some point. And being able to recognize when something’s gone wrong is the first step toward being able to take action – and possibly save a life. That’s why […]

Survey: More US adults use marijuana, don’t think it’s risky

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S. adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows. More are using marijuana, using it more often and far fewer think it’s risky, the government survey found. That’s understandable, experts say, as dozens of states […]

Court Case In California Could Impact Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Industry

Most Pennsylvanians supported the recent legalization of Medical Marijuana. Most law enforcement agencies are opposed to the legalization, in general, of that controlled substance. In particular, the federal government actively prosecutes cases involving the production and sale of marijuana, which is still classified as a Schedule 1 substance. Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health […]

ON: Nurses Won’t Give Cannabis Oil To Son Who Suffers Seizures, Toronto Mom Says

A Toronto mother whose son suffers from chronic seizures due to a rare genetic condition is frustrated that some nurses in Toronto hospitals have refused to administer cannabis oil, which she says brings him relief. Maria Niembro, mother of 11-year-old Francesco, told CBC’s Metro Morning on Monday that she has to administer the cannabis oil […]

CA: Supervisors Reject Medical Marijuana Bans

After nearly three hours of staff reports, public comment and board discussion Tuesday, Aug. 16, county supervisors declined to pass urgency ordinances that would have temporarily restricted the cultivation of medical marijuana and prohibited dispensaries in Plumas County. Instead, the board plans to form a working committee made up of two supervisors, one or two […]

Budding Industry – The People Behind Medical Marijuana

Sixteen years ago, Hawaii legalized medical marijuana but never made it easy for qualified patients to obtain it. That’s about to change: Eight companies are preparing to open stores statewide that will sell state-tested and regulated medical marijuana for roughly 14,000 registered patients. Here’s a look at the patients, doctors, businesspeople and others inside this […]

Clinton, Trump both claim they’ve never smoked marijuana

WASHINGTON — While President Barack Obama has never hid his penchant for marijuana during his youth in Hawaii, Americans soon will elect a president who claims never to have touched it. Republican Donald Trump boasts that he has never smoked marijuana or a cigarette, or had a drop of alcohol. Democrat Hillary Clinton was adamant […]

After Almost 30 Years As A Surgeon, This Physician Became A Pot Doc

The pool in the front yard of Dr. Francis D’Ambrosio’s Hollywood Hills house is shady and filled with inflatable loungers that drift in the breeze. An empty energy drink can and full tray of butts rest on the table near the entrance. Just inside, in a home office to the side of his dining room, […]

Cannabis Event Held in Hilo May 6th, 2016

Cannabis Event May 6th, 2016

Gratitude… Coming together over issues affecting patients and caregivers. Creating a larger voice in the legislative process. The Cannabis community in Hawaii helps sufferers of Cannabis-treatable diseases “In our hearts and minds let’s set an intention for all patients and caregivers to be able to safely and affordably obtain a steady supply of high quality medicines.” Last […]

Lowest Law Enforcement Priority in Hawaii County

“The citizens of the County of Hawaii have passed an initiative to make Cannabis offenses the Lowest Law Enforcement Priority, where the Cannabis is intended for adult personal use, and request that the federal and state branches of government remove criminal penalties for the cultivation, possession and use of Cannabis for adult personal use; the […]

Hawaii County Medical Marijuana Task Force Hearings on Big Island

Cannabis Flower in Puna Hawaii

On September 10th, 2014 the State of Hawaii Medical Marijuana Task Force met in Hawaii County. Part One Part Two Supplemental – Must Watch – Featuring Mike Ruggles and other members of the Alternative Pain Management Club. Big Mahalo for this two part series created by Big Island Video News.