Pictured: Three grams of cannabis flower, the maximum amount decriminalized. Quarter shown for scale. Last year, Hawai‘i joined the league of states that have enacted laws to decriminalize or legalize marijuana for recreational use. According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), that makes us the 26th state (including the District of … [Read more...] about Decriminalization! What you need to know
It’s tempting to say we won the war. My feet are resting on a mulch-covered, old Central Maui sugarcane field in the process of conversion from barren, chemical-pumped dirt to nutrient-rich community farmland. I’m listening to presentations about the opportunities of hemp, and the speakers make the case for victory all the more seductive. Doug Fine, a best-selling author and … [Read more...] about Hemp Revolution: Growers across the state are ready. What’s holding them back?
A 51-year-old Maui man was the target of Maui Police Department’s Crime Reduction Officers on Wednesday, May 29, after police officers executed a search warrant on a Ha‘iku residence and “recovered” 76 cannabis plants, over a gram of processed cannabis, and drug paraphernalia. Two juveniles were also found in the house, MPD reported. Harry Pahukoa III was arrested on charges … [Read more...] about Ha’iku Man Arrested for Farming: Charges involved illustrate the need for cannabis law reform
The words “mom” and “weed” in the same sentence used to be enough to send any stoner into a fit of paranoia. Google those words together today and it’s obvious that times have changed. The “Weed Mom” has replaced the “Wine Mom;” a self-described “stoner mom” runs a lifestyle blog for other cannabis-using mothers, and the “Cannavist Mom” is conducting an online mission to … [Read more...] about Chill, Mom! Get Mom the flowers she really wants this Mother’s Day
"Marijuana is already regulated in Hawaii. Why decriminalize it so those people who have no medical condition are allowed to get ‘high?’” -Maui Police Department Chief Tivoli Faaumu, in testimony dated Feb. 4, 2019 “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” -H.L. Mencken Last week, the Hawai‘i State House Committee on the Judiciary took up House … [Read more...] about Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu Doesn’t Want You to Get High