A recent bill that proposed the launch of medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii died after a committee meeting this past Friday. The committee was unable to come to an agreement and failed to meet their deadline.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the state of Hawaii since the year 2000 and has an estimated 13,000 patients. Approved medical marijuana patients are responsible for growing their own plants, which can be problematic for many who don't have the knowledge or the time to care for and properly grow their medical marijuana plants. A lack of medical marijuana dispensaries leaves patients to grow their own medical marijuana or purchase it on the black market.
Legislature could take steps to revive the bill, and have until this Thursday May 7 to do so.
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