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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Hemp Pilot Program Begins Accepting Grower License Applications
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 411 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...HDOA worked with federal and state drug enforcement agencies to successfully import the hemp seed varietal, Yuma, from China....

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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Opioids and Assisted Suicide
By News Release @ 6:17 PM :: 353 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...It would have been nice to see this kind of concern on "medication" intended to kill.... 

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
End of Session: House Republican Bills Still Alive
By Rep Andria Tupola @ 4:11 PM :: 381 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Drugs

...We are three weeks away from the end of the 2018 Legislative Session....

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Kauai County Sues Opioid Manufacturers
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 500 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Drugs

...litigation against manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of opioid pain medications who have irresponsibly spread this terrible epidemic....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
AMA: Hawaii Has Longest Life Expectancy
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 430 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...In 2016, Hawaii had the highest life expectancy at birth (81.3 years) and Mississippi had the lowest (74.7 years), a 6.6-year difference....

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Monday, March 26, 2018
Trump Omnibus Protects State Marijuana Laws
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 582 Views :: Drugs

...The amendment covers 98 percent of the United States’ population....

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes.
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 947 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...people would never tolerate those levels of cigarette smoke in a public place anymore. So why were they OK with pot smoke?....

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Friday, February 16, 2018
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:51 PM :: 862 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Marijuana Edibles Passes First Committee in the Senate....

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Former Armed Robber Running for Maui Mayor
By Andrew Walden @ 7:05 PM :: 4692 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Elle Cochran attempted to wrestle the gun away from the security guard before she could be subdued....

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Former Cocaine Dealer’s Wife Running for Honolulu Council
By Andrew Walden @ 4:03 AM :: 4288 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians, Drugs

...Should ex-coke dealers get more political representation?....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Chin Letter: Weed Plus Banking Equals Campaign Contributions
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 1180 Views :: Politicians, Small Business, Drugs

Attorney General Chin said, “Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to cannabis businesses....”

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lawmaker pushes pharmacies, insurance carriers for protections against Hawaii's No. 1 killer
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:04 AM :: 1645 Views :: Drugs

...America's deadliest-ever drug crisis killed more in 2016 than the number of U.S. troops that died in the 20-year Vietnam War....

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Survey: 62% of Hawaii Youth Not Qualified for Military Service
By News Release @ 3:20 PM :: 1947 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Military, Drugs

...Crime and Inability to Join Military or Workforce Present National Crisis....

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Friday, December 01, 2017
Serving the law can circumvent justice
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:56 PM :: 1038 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...legal marijuana users in the state have been receiving letters from the Honolulu Police Department ordering them to turn in their legally owned firearms....

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Friday, December 01, 2017
DoH Unveils Hawaii Opioid Action Plan
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 982 Views :: Drugs

...a standing order to allow pharmacists to dispense Naloxone....

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Friday, December 01, 2017
Gun Surrender: AG report lists cannabis patients under "Mental incompetence/impairment"
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 1468 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...These gun surrender letters were first sent in September 2016....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
HPD Chief Ballard Orders People With Medical Pot To Surrender Guns
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 1516 Views :: Second Amendment, Drugs

...Marijuana users in Honolulu are expected to turn over all firearms and ammunition to the state within 30 days of receiving the notice, according to a letter signed by police chief Susan Ballard....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Two Years Later--DLNR Still Finding Homeless Drug Addicts on Na Pali Coast
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1398 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Drugs

...Each time a team of officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) flies into the Kalalau section of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, they find fewer illegal camps and write fewer arrest citations....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Got Anxiety? DoH begins adding new excuses for Medicated Marijuana
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 1178 Views :: Drugs

...At 10am on Wednesday, September 20, the Department of Health (DOH) is having the first public hearing for its new petition process to add new conditions for the use of medical cannabis....

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Hawaii Weed Stores to Go Cashless Oct 1 (sort of)
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2133 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, Drugs

...Cash Transaction Will Continue under New ‘Cashless’ System....

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Saturday, September 02, 2017
Risky, Overused Medications Prescribed Far Less Often in the Aloha State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 AM :: 1628 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Medicare patients in Hawaii take fewer opioid painkillers and fewer antibiotics, on average, than those in any other state. Physicians and health policy experts cite demographics and healthier lifestyles as possible reasons why....

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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Sex Shame? 9th Circuit Revives Attempt to Shut Down Kauai Drug Rehab Program
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 2846 Views :: Kauai County, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...to give Gregg an opportunity to show her awareness of her injuries had been delayed....

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Sunday, August 13, 2017
Kawananakoa Estate: Sex, Drugs, and Inequality
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 PM :: 17714 Views :: Ethics, Drugs

...If you’re rich, Hawaii is a really lousy place to get sick....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii: 22% of Medicare Patients got Opioids in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 1431 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...and Hawaii is among the lowest in the USA....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Ige Launches 'Multi-Department Opioid Abuse Initiative'
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 1179 Views :: Drugs

...drug overdose leading cause of injury-related deaths....

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
DLNR: Napali Coast a Better Place with Squatters Out
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 2125 Views :: Environment, Homelessness, Drugs

...A three day operation last week resulted in additional arrests and the dismantling of large, illegal camps in Kalalau Valley....

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Thursday, June 08, 2017
Mindless Bureaucracy Detains Machine at Honolulu Airport for Lack on Non-Existent Form
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 1741 Views :: Small Business, Drugs

...DEA Form 452 doesn’t exist....

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Drug Use Per Capita: Hawaii Ranks 38th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 AM :: 1497 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...comparing the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
After Death of Kauai Girl, DLNR Clears Homeless Drug Addicts out of Kalalau
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 2313 Views :: Kauai County, Homelessness, Drugs

“If there’s any silver lining to what law breakers are posting on social media, is that it’s caused significant public outrage."

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
Video: Lingle Joins Harvard Governors Panel on Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 5:06 PM :: 1647 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH News....

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Hawaii Cannabis Tracking System Designed By Feds, Silicon Valley Billionaires
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 2096 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Drugs

Don’t worry: You can trust the Feds and Silicon Valley with your ‘medical’ marijuana records—unless you annoy them in some way....

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Thursday, March 02, 2017
California Company Helps Hawaii Marijuana Dealers Plan Sales to 9M Tourists
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 2431 Views :: Tourism, Drugs

Company Plans to Expand Customer Base Domestically and Internationally in New Cannabis Markets....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Gabbard Co-Sponsors Bi-Partisan Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Nationwide
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 1485 Views :: Drugs

...this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list - joining other industries such as alcohol and tobacco....

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Monday, February 06, 2017
Hawaii Bills Would Legalize Industrial Hemp; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 AM :: 1936 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

Farmers in SE Colorado started harvesting the plant in 2013, and farmers in Vermont began harvesting in 2014....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 AM :: 1717 Views :: Drugs

Senate Bill 548....

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Saturday, January 21, 2017
Obama’s Final Gift to Hawaii—Three Gun-Toting Meth Dealers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:47 PM :: 2840 Views :: Drugs, Obama

2008 conviction of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Ward to Introduce ‘Tough Love Act’ for Homelessness
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:34 PM :: 2060 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

...will give homeless who commit perpetual misdemeanor crimes the option to go before a judge to choose either jail or rehabilitation/taking of their meds/getting off drugs, or getting job training....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hawaii State Legislators join nationwide initiative to address opioid abuse
By Video @ 3:37 AM :: 1810 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

Limit opioid painkiller prescriptions to one week at a time....

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Sunday, January 08, 2017
What's Next for Marijuana Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 1968 Views :: Taxes, Drugs

... legislators are considering a special, higher GET rate for marijuana, but haven’t decided upon that rate yet ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Medicated Weed: DOH Hires Contractor to Track Every Seed
By News Release @ 12:14 PM :: 2255 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

....paranoia will destroy ya....

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Monday, November 21, 2016
MADD Rates Hawaii Drunk Driving Laws
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 2534 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

MADD wants tougher Hawaii law for DUI with kids in car....

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Original Waikoloa Highlands Partners Share History of Cocaine Trafficking
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 AM :: 3836 Views :: Hawaii County , Development, Drugs
“Drugs, Diamonds, International Intrigue – You Won’t Believe Two Hollywood Producers’ Crazy Backstory”
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Sunday, September 25, 2016
AG Joins Suboxone Anti-Trust Lawsuit
By News Release @ 4:25 PM :: 1857 Views :: Drugs

...consumers and purchasers have paid artificially high monopoly prices since late 2009, when generic alternatives of Suboxone might otherwise have become available. During that time, annual sales of Suboxone topped $1 billion....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
AG: Legislature May need to act on Suboxone for Drug Addicts
By News Release @ 1:30 AM :: 1517 Views :: Drugs

In light of recent inquiries regarding physicians’ legal authority to prescribe the drug Suboxone for the purpose of opioid detoxification or maintenance treatment of opioid dependence....

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Crave Oxycontin? Hawaii is the Place to Be
By Selected News Articles @ 9:52 PM :: 2665 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

Paper Scripts! Hawaii is the lowest ranked state for electronic prescription of controlled substances ....

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Full Text: 9th Circuit Court Tells DOJ to Back Off in Medical Pot States
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 PM :: 1624 Views :: Drugs

The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department is barred from using federal funds to prosecute individuals in states where medical marijuana is legal and the individuals are in compliance with state law....

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Heart Association: Second Hand Marijuana Smoke Worse than Tobacco
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 2585 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

Rats’ blood vessels took at least three times longer to recover function after only a minute of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke....

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
County by County: Where are the People Doped Up?
By News Release @ 11:44 PM :: 2175 Views :: Drugs

There is a clear pattern....

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Friday, July 08, 2016
Hemp: Hawaii’s ‘High’ Tech Future?
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 4:18 AM :: 1814 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...hemp-based electrodes for supercapacitors....

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Marijuana License Scores: DoH Reveals Which Cronies Just Don’t Make the Grade
By News Release @ 1:39 AM :: 2128 Views :: Drugs

...DOH today released the scores and ranking of the applicants for Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses....

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