Lawmakers push to legalize cannabis for individual used in Hawaii

Outside medical cannabis usage, a lot more than a half dozen marijuana-related bills, including a measure to legalize its leisure usage, have already been introduced this session that is legislative

Not one had secured a hearing before an committee that is assigned of press-time Thursday. Feb. 19 could be the due date for several bills introduced to multiple committee to go for their last committee. Bills described three committees must achieve their 2nd committee by Feb. 11.

House Bill 7 would legalize the use that is personal possession, and sale of marijuana in a specified quantity for those 21 and older, establish a means for licensing marijuana establishments, and subject marijuana sales to excise and income taxes.

Among its introducers were by Big Island Reps. Jeanne Kapela (D-South Kona, Ka‘u), Nicole Lowen Kona that is(D-North) Mark Nakashima (D-Hamakua, Hilo) and Richard Onishi (D-Hilo). It was described three committees, but had yet to secure a hearing at the time of press-time Thursday.

The bill points with other states marijuana that is legalizing as well as Hawaii’s enactment of Act 273, which decriminalized the possession of marijuana in the amount of three grams or less.

It also notes tax revenues from other states that have legalized use that is recreational including Colorado, which includes gathered $1.41 billion in profits since 2014. [Read more at Hawaii Tribune-Herald]

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