Hawaii Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Marijuana


Legislation to legalize marijuana for every person 21 and older has been unanimously passed by its initial committee in Hawaii’s Legislature.

Hawaii Senate Bill 686 was introduced by Senator Kalani English (D) along with 11 cosponsors.  According to its official summary, the measure “Legalizes the private use, possession, and sale of marijuana in a specified quantity” and “Requires licensing to operate marijuana establishments”.

The measure sets the possession limit at one particular ounce. It would also enable for the private cultivation of six marijuana plants, up to 3 of which can be mature. In addition, the measure establishes a licensed and regulated technique of marijuana enterprises.

The measure will now moves towards a vote by the complete Property of Representatives. Passage in the Property will send it to the Senate. If also passed by the Senate, it will be sent to Governor David Ige for consideration.

For the complete text of Senate Bill 686, click right here.


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