hawaii

  1. Ron Strider

    Hawaii Sees Legalizing Adult Use Marijuana As Huge Boon To Island Economy

    Liberal voters and cannabis advocates can be loud and proud in Hawaii. Even conservatives in the Aloha State don't match the profile of mainland conservatives. Many are pro-gay rights, believe in climate change and even support cannabis legalization. Perhaps that's in-part what made the...
  2. Ron Strider

    HI: Hawaii Police Department Confirms Error Over Controversial Cannabis Gun Policy

    Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard has acknowledged the department's error in requiring medical cannabis patients to turn in their guns. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that Ballard told the Honolulu Police Commission on Wednesday that the department's policy of having patients...
  3. Ron Strider

    Laid-Back Hawaii's Strict Approach To Marijuana

    Aloha Green is situated in a downtown building whose austere beige-ness belies the company’s more therapeutic purpose: It’s a medical-marijuana dispensary. As soon as I tried to walk inside for an interview, I was met by a metal detector and a large man who demanded to see my medical-marijuana...
  4. Ron Strider

    Hawaii Says It Is The 1st State To Go Cashless For Marijuana Sales

    Hawaii said Tuesday that it will be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. Medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii won't be allowed to accept cash beginning Oct. 1 and will require...
  5. Ron Strider

    First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opening In Hawaii

    Dispensary sales of medical marijuana in Hawaii are beginning after patients waited 17 years for a legal way to purchase the drug. Maui Grown Therapies received approval from the Department of Health to begin selling medical cannabis Tuesday. The dispensary plans to start selling medical...
  6. Ron Strider

    Hawaii Allows First Lab To Begin Testing Medical Marijuana

    Hawaii approved its first laboratory to begin testing samples of medical marijuana 17 years after use of the drug was legalized in the state. On Monday, the state Department of Health certified Honolulu-based lab Steep Hill Hawaii. That brings Hawaii closer to the long-awaited date when...
  7. Ron Strider

    Hawaii Veterans Turn To Medical Marijuana For Help

    A Hawaii group is helping veterans cope with mental health issues by guiding them through how to use medical marijuana. Honolulu News Now reported Thursday that Complimentary and Alternative Medicine is teaching vets how medical cannabis can help them with PTSD-induced pain and anxiety...
  8. Ron Strider

    Attendees Of Hawaii Hemp Conference Enthusiastic

    Oahu state Sen. Mike Gabbard approached the podium during Saturday's Hawaii Hemp Conference with a guitar case in hand and, after a few bars on a harmonica, began to sing and strum to an updated version of "The Times They Are a Changin'." "Come gather round hempsters, in Hawaii Nei, It's...
  9. Ron Strider

    HI: Conference To Spotlight "Miracle Crop"

    On the heels of the state Legislature approving funding for continued development of an industrial hemp program, Hawaii Island hosts the first Hawaii Hemp Conference next weekend. The event begins Friday with a welcome dinner and concert, with a mini-expo and marketplace taking place Saturday...
  10. D

    Hawaii law, residency, and retirement

    My physician always writes on my med record that I am retiring immediately to live in Hawaii. I live here about 4 months each year and do plan on retiring here, but I've not told him I'm retiring immediately, and don't plan on doing so. Why is he writing this? Is it a state law to notate that I...
  11. K

    Hawaii Cannabis Expo Gets Underway As Lawmakers Continue Medical Marijuana Push

    Honolulu - The 2nd Annual Hawaii Cannabis Expo kicked off at the Blaisdell Center on Friday. The three-day event aims to educate the public on potential benefits offered by the cannabis plant, while providing attendees with information on how to safely access it in Hawaii as a registered...
  12. K

    Hawaii Cannabis Expo Returns For Second Year

    As the Hawaii State Department of Health makes its way toward implementing new policies regulating the opening of medical marijuana dispensaries around the state, patients and caregivers along with medical professionals interested in learning more about the fledgling industry will be at the...
  13. K

    HI: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operator Outlines Vision

    Hilo – Hawaiian Ethos, one of the first companies selected to operate medical marijuana dispensaries on Hawaii Island, wants to open stores in Hilo and Kona – locations it says are close to the bulk of the island's patients and will provide easy access to cruise ship ports once law allows...
  14. K

    HI: DOH Reviewing Application For Marijuana Testing

    Hilo - Hawaii's soon-to-open medical marijuana dispensaries could have at least one place to send cannabis for testing. The state Department of Health is reviewing an application from PharmLabs Hawaii LLC, an expansion of a San Diego-based marijuana laboratory testing company called PharmLabs...
  15. PuaManaOhana

    Will the real Maui Wowie please stand up?

    Will the real Maui Wowie please stand up? In the new world of hype strain names like Girl Scout Cookie (is it Forum Cut or Thin Mint?), the newly rebooted Tangie (or Tangerine Dream from back in the day), OG Kush, ChemDawg, New...
  16. K

    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...
  17. K

    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...
  18. J

    Aloha!

    Aloha everyone. Finally decided to open an account after visiting various times throughout the years. Hope to be entertained by what's going on around here. I grow outdoor sativa-doms on the Big Island of Hawaii, guerrilla and medical. ;)
  19. K

    Riding The Cannabis Waves In Hawaii

    While Hawaii and cannabis have been synonymous with high potency cannabis strains and a pervasive stoner's paradise culture, the reality of cannabis-friendly travel today to Hawaii is quite different. That's because Hawaii became a medical cannabis state way back in 2000 when legislators made...
  20. PuaManaOhana

    Hawaiian Pakalōlō Roots: A History of Cannabis in Hawai'i

    Hawaiian Pakalōlō Roots: A History of Cannabis in Hawai'i The history of Pakalōlō (the Hawaiian word for cannabis meaning: crazy or numbing tobacco; paka = tobacco, lōlō = crazy or numbing) in Hawai'i is a subject shrouded in mystery and myth, lost in the aromatic mists of time, similar to...