Hawaii Senate Says Yes To Cannabis Legalization
Hawaii Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs voted in favor of two cannabis measures on Tuesday. (h/t Marijuana Moment)
The first bill asks for adult-use cannabis legalization and the other to amend the state’s current decimalization law.
The Aloha State decriminalized the possession of up to three grams of cannabis in 2019, under a law that went into effect in 2020. The law also replaced criminal penalties with a $130 fine.
The new bill, SB 758, proposes decriminalization for up to 28.5 grams of cannabis. It is now sent over to the Judiciary Committee.
The legalization bill, SB 767, asks for cannabis legalization and enabling licensed companies to grow, manufacture, and sell cannabis products. Furthermore, it suggests for the adults to be allowed to cultivate up to three mature plants for personal consumption.
SB 767 now awaits a joint hearing between The Senate Judiciary and Ways and Means committees, after which it is supposed to reach the chamber floor.
Cannabis advocates in Hawaii believe there is a strong chance for the amendment bill on cannabis decriminalization to get voted for.
Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, together with other cannabis supporters, is asking from lawmakers to include social equity requirements.
The state also anticipates another important voting this Friday – on the proposal of magic mushrooms legalization …