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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Vaping and Tobacco Harm Reduction in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:22 PM :: 3632 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Analysis of the vaping industry in Hawaii, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Study: 25% of CFS Clients Victims of Sex Trafficking
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 4850 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs
...The six-page survey was administered over the course of three months to 363 individuals seeking help by trained social workers or support staff of Child & Family Service....
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Monday, February 3, 2020
Fireworks Prove Honolulu Port Security Lacking
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 9:38 PM :: 3805 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...“New Year’s Eve was just one of many indications that the inspection process is lacking, which is how illegal goods are coming into the state through our ports. We have seen an increase in gun violence, drug addiction is an epidemic and we are at high-risk for suffering from toxic substances and agricultural invasive species that can hurt our environment,” said Councilmember Pine....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness -- HRS Evaluated Law by Law
By News Release @ 11:57 AM :: 3955 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...In 2019, Hawaii's legislature expressly re-incorporated failure to obtain needed treatment for mental illness to prevent serious physical debilitation or disease into its definition of 'dangerous to self.' ....

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Family of Murdered Woman Demands Action Against Homeless Criminal Camp Near Whitmore Village
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 6115 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...ADC acknowledged that there is some criminal activity going on but said they did not want to send sheriffs there and clear it out because criminals would just come back...."

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
DoH Orders Shutdown of Unlicensed Drug Treatment Centers
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 4262 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Drugs

...Pacific Quest Corp operating two illegal special treatment facilities or therapeutic living programs....

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General Approves Asset Forfeiture Rules
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 3467 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the administrative asset forfeiture rules will become effective on January 17, 2020....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
DoH: Marijuana Behind Most Vaping Illness
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 3692 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...FDA and state health laboratories have detected vitamin E acetate (a synthetic form of vitamin E) in a sample of vaping fluids also containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active compound in marijuana....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
LEAD: Homeless Law Enforcement Program Spreads to Big Island
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 3660 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

... The Big Island Substance Abuse Council (BISAC) will operate the pilot project ....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Kea'au Beach Park Meth Camp: Luxury Cars, Boats, and Jet Skis Bulldozed
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 5514 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Drugs

... Its hard being a tweeker ....

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Monday, October 7, 2019
DoH public health advisory urging everyone to stop vaping
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 3850 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...If you are an adult using vaping devices to kick a cigarette habit, do not return to smoking cigarettes....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Feds Charge 15 in Hawaii Gambling Bust
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 5760 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...These cases are being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security (Homeland Security Investigations), Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA), U.S. Marshals Service Hawaii Fugitive Task Force, and the Honolulu Police Department....

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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Ebbtide Waikiki: Fullard-Leo Family Fights Pimps for Control of Hotel (literally)
By Andrew Walden @ 6:16 PM :: 13276 Views :: Development, Law Enforcement, Police, Tourism, Drugs

...a July 22, 2019 'melee' between members of the Fullard-Leo family and 20 pimps and drug dealers....

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
HSTA applauds governor's intent to veto bill on e-cigarettes in schools
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 6003 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...SB 1405 calls for confiscation, increased fines for youth....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Meth Bust Nets Retired Guam Police Officer
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 6110 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...John Topasna Mantanona aka 'Boom' was arrested today, June 26, 2019, and charged with obstructing justice by endeavoring to influence a juror and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride....

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
OHA Granted Marijuana Grower Right to Audit LLCs
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 AM :: 5702 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Drugs

"... (Marijuana grower Ranson Shepherd) may audit any and all records of (OHA) relating to the Confidential Information, as well as (OHA’s) security and protection measures, and procedures ...."

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Sunday, June 9, 2019
HB1383: Will Ige Veto Marijuana Decriminalization?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:04 PM :: 6038 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...the Governor has indicated his discomfort with the bill....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Hawaii joins states suing OxyContin maker
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 4177 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...In Hawaii, opioid deaths, hospitalizations, and treatment services have risen significantly over the last several years....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Drug Use by State: Hawaii 2nd-Lowest
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 3944 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...Hawaii has the 2nd-most treatment centers per drug user....

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Corrections Officer charged with felony drug offense
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 6237 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the police officer observed drug paraphernalia in plain view and subsequently arrested Espejo....

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Saturday, May 4, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:02 AM :: 5916 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...On Thursday, May 3, 2019, the 30th legislative session closed.... 

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Saturday, May 4, 2019
DoH: CBD Products are Illegal, 'Adulterated'
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 5012 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...warning letters have been sent to companies that have targeted vulnerable populations with false advertising....

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Friday, May 3, 2019
House Republican Caucus: Session Mostly Notable for Marijuana Legislation
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 4745 Views :: Republican Party, Drugs

...2019 Legislative Session – Notable Bills....

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Saturday, April 27, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:36 PM :: 5980 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Sine Die May 2--What happens next at the Governor's Office?....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
SB1353: Industrial Hemp Heading to Governor's Desk
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 5131 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...industrial hemp business for the U.S. is significant for Hawaii, where the climate makes it possible to harvest up to three crops annually....

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Friday, April 19, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:11 PM :: 6234 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Most of the suicide bills we have been tracking are in conference committee....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hawaii More drug deaths than traffic fatalities
By News Release @ 3:39 PM :: 4415 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...through 2018, the incidence of drug related deaths in the state has surpassed traffic fatalities in Hawaii. Fortunately, death rates have declined since the Initiative was launched, with more than 120 overdose reversal from administration of Naloxone in the last year....

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:33 PM :: 8289 Views :: Education K-12, Family, First Amendment, Life, Drugs

... We believe these bills are unconstitutional ....

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Friday, March 15, 2019
Comments Suggesting Legislators Smoked Weed Stricken from House Journal
By Rep Gene Ward @ 1:19 AM :: 5159 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

...“What's most ironic is my comments were censored by Majority Leader Belatti, who happens to be a strong advocate to legalize marijuana." -- Rep Gene Ward....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:54 PM :: 5487 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...CROSSOVER: Bills alive move to the opposite chamber....

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Thursday, March 7, 2019
DoH Launches Marijuana Sales to Tourists
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 4670 Views :: Tourism, Drugs

...Out-of-state minors can also apply if they (claim to) meet specific eligibility criteria....

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Sunday, March 3, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:52 PM :: 5779 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...decriminalization of marijuana is not the same as marijuana legalization....

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Friday, March 1, 2019
HCR31: Remove Oxy Dealer's Name from Smithsonian
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:20 PM :: 3370 Views :: Drugs

...The Sackler family is held largely responsible for our current opioid epidemic – the No. 1 killer in our nation....

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Saturday, February 16, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:36 PM :: 5768 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...Several bills to educate the community on suicide prevention are making their way through the legislative process....

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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:25 PM :: 3244 Views :: Drugs

... Monday, February 4, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee will be hearing HB 1383 Relating to Marijuana in room 325 at 2:05 ....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Rep Thielen: Power, Drugs and Imminent Danger Top Concerns
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 5:07 PM :: 6721 Views :: Military, Republican Party, Drugs

...Rep. Cynthia Thielen's bills this Legislative session....

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Video: Origins of the Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 10:10 PM :: 4847 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Dr. Jeffrey Singer exposes the facts and myths about the opioid overdose problem in the United States....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
HB939: State Ag Bill Restricts Hemp Growers More Than Feds Do
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 12:40 AM :: 5174 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...The Hawaii DOA lists the following erroneous justification for HB939: "Given the nature of hemp as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance . . .."   However, as of Dec. 20, 2018, hemp was removed from that list....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DoH Reports 23,479 Medicated Dopers Statewide
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 5278 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...As of Nov. 30, 2018 there were approximately 6,659 registered patients and 383 caregivers on Hawai‘i Island of the total 23,479 patients and 1,734 caregivers registered statewide. The primary reported condition for adult registered patients is ‘severe pain’. The primary reported condition for children under 18 years of age is ‘seizures’....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Harassed by Drugged-out Shelter–Refusers, Iolani Palace to close early--Children's Center may Shut Down
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 6218 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

...there have been increasing issues with vandalism including damage to a palace window and graffiti on historic structures. This is a result of night time vagrancy and items such as hypodermic needles being left on the grass....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Sex Trafficking Study--Part 2 Released
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 6762 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...Eighty percent of those forcibly initiated into prostitution via sex trafficking also prostituted without a trafficker at a later point...."

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Friday, December 21, 2018
Trump Signs Farm Bill Legalizing Hemp
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:22 AM :: 8321 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...Representative Cynthia Thielen (R–Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) celebrates the legalization of industrial hemp through the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), better known as the 2018 Farm Bill....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
UH Study: Tweekers 15.1% of Emergency Room Traffic at Hawaii Hospital
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 5830 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Amphetamine-positive patients spent more time per visit on average in the emergency department and were more likely to require medication and physical restraints....

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Monday, November 5, 2018
Legislative Agenda: Oxycontin Will be Excuse to Make Your Insurance Policy Cover Marijuana
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 4601 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...Yes, your insurance rates will be going up, but we need our weed.  You straights exist to service us.  It is the order of things....

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Friday, November 2, 2018
​Hawaii DoE: 10% of Students Consider Suicide Each Year
By News Release @ 1:36 AM :: 7013 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Hawaii students tried to take their own lives at a higher rate than their peers across the country....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
OHA Candidate Evicts Kauai Anti-Drug Program
By Video @ 8:52 PM :: 9906 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Ethics, OHA, Politicians, Drugs

…Why You Should Not Vote Bill Aila for OHA….

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Hawaii Finance Commissioner Calls for Congress to Allow Marijuana Banking
By News Release @ 4:18 PM :: 3568 Views :: Drugs

...the well-documented conflict between federal and state law has created barriers for financial institutions desiring to serve businesses involved in state-licensed cannabis activities....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DoH Receives $8M Federal Grant to Fight Opioid Abuse
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 5516 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Americans initiating heroin use dropped by around half from 2016 to 2017. The number of Americans misusing opioids also dropped for the second year in a row, and the number receiving specialty treatment for heroin use increased....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
With Daddy up on Drug Charges, Hawaii County Councilmember Suddenly Tries to Join 'Hawaiian Kingdom'
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 12691 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA, Politicians, Drugs

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people's will is statehood.  So skip the rhetoric and scroll down to the bottom for the real story.  Or if your really want to have some fun, read all the explanatory comments I inserted in parenthesis. -- Editor....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Department of Health begins implementation of new medicated cannabis amendments
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 4964 Views :: Tourism, Drugs

...More THC, Vaping, and lots of Weed for Kids, Tourists, and out-of-state students....

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