A task force created by the Hawaii Legislature will study the creation of a dispensary system for medical marijuana in Hawaii to develop recommendations for the establishment of a regulated statewide system to provide safe and legal access to medical marijuana for qualified patients.
Hawaii’s medical use of marijuana law is currently silent on how patients can legally obtain medical marijuana if they or a caregiver are unable to grow their own supplies. According to the resolution, a regulated dispensary system is “urgently needed” by qualifying patients.
“A tightly regulated dispensary system for medical marijuana will comport with the spirit and intent of the Medical Use of Marijuana Law: compassion for Hawaii’s suffering patients and the provision of safe, legal, and reliable access for qualifying patients,” it said.
The task force is expected to meet often before submitting a report of its findings to the Legislature no later than 20 days prior to the convening of the 2015 session.
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