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Friday, July 14, 2017
Hawaii: 22% of Medicare Patients got Opioids in 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 AM :: 5516 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 :: 4675 Views :: Drugs

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

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
DLNR: Napali Coast a Better Place with Squatters Out
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 7741 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 8, 2017
Mindless Bureaucracy Detains Machine at Honolulu Airport for Lack on Non-Existent Form
By News Release @ 12:27 AM :: 6821 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 :: 6294 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 :: 8337 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 6, 2017
Video: Lingle Joins Harvard Governors Panel on Opioid Crisis
By Video @ 5:06 PM :: 5690 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

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

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Hawaii Cannabis Tracking System Designed By Feds, Silicon Valley Billionaires
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 6665 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 23, 2017
On Sister Isles Working Class Whites Dying of Despair
By Selected News Articles @ 7:25 PM :: 8029 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Life, Drugs

“Deaths of despair” in midlife rose most dramatically for white non-Hispanic Americans with a high school degree or less and more on the Sister Isles than on Oahu....

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
California Company Helps Hawaii Marijuana Dealers Plan Sales to 9M Tourists
By News Release @ 4:28 AM :: 6373 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 :: 4421 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 6, 2017
Hawaii Bills Would Legalize Industrial Hemp; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 AM :: 6467 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 3, 2017
Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 AM :: 4784 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 :: 8065 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 :: 6019 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 :: 5778 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

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

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Sunday, January 8, 2017
What's Next for Marijuana Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 5424 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 :: 6073 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 :: 7277 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

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

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Original Waikoloa Highlands Partners Share History of Cocaine Trafficking
By Selected News Articles @ 3:19 AM :: 10157 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 :: 4879 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 :: 4243 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 :: 7882 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 :: 4232 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 :: 6693 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 :: 5433 Views :: Drugs

There is a clear pattern....

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Friday, July 8, 2016
Hemp: Hawaii’s ‘High’ Tech Future?
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 4:18 AM :: 5661 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 :: 4981 Views :: Drugs

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

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Monday, June 20, 2016
Rep Thielen to DEA: Legalize Hemp
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:35 AM :: 5547 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...filing an official rulemaking petition demanding that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  remove industrial hemp from the federal drug schedules....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Ninth Circuit not Fooled by Hilo Marijuana Minister
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 4536 Views :: Drugs
"the government has a compelling interest in preventing drugs set aside for sacramental use from being diverted to non-religious, recreational users."
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Friday, May 20, 2016
DoH: Marijuana Licensees Scored
By News Release @ 3:09 AM :: 4594 Views :: Drugs

Licensees were selected based on the scoring of 13 merit criteria....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Court Advances Suit by Dead Informant's Mom
By Selected News Articles @ 4:21 AM :: 7930 Views :: Law Enforcement, Police, Drugs

Keawe Ryder, a 37-year old Kona musician, was found dead in a South Kohala lava field in 2013. He had been shot and hit with a hammer....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
E-Scrips: New York First to Adopt Common Sense Solution to Opioid Abuse
By NCPA @ 3:38 PM :: 5817 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

... will Hawaii be next? ....

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Marijuana Legalization and State Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 3:29 PM :: 5819 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Drugs

...two studies that serve as guides for legislators, the media, and the public as to the state of marijuana taxation today and the implications of taxing marijuana in the future....

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Friday, May 6, 2016
New FDA Regs May Shut Down 95% of E-Cig Industry
By News Release @ 3:50 PM :: 6662 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Drugs

...The rule goes into effect August 8, 2016....

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
SB2659: Legislators Pass ‘Industrial Hemp Bill’
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 11:29 PM :: 5697 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...Senate Bill 2659 passed with a unanimous vote in both Chambers....

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Friday, April 29, 2016
DoH Announces Eight Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 8033 Views :: Drugs

Which cronies get to sell marijuana? -- Click here to find out ....

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Sec 280E: How the IRS Becomes Senior Partner in Marijuana Dispensaries
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 5276 Views :: Taxes, Drugs

... marijuana providers with high startup costs are not allowed to deduct any of them or any routine business expenses ....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Delayed
By News Release @ 11:30 PM :: 3942 Views :: Drugs

The Hawaii State Department of Health is reviewing the criminal history records of applicants for the Medical Marijuana Dispensary licenses....

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Saturday, April 9, 2016
DoH: Marijuana Dispensary Selection May be Delayed
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 4479 Views :: Drugs

...one of the panel members was unable to fully participate in the selection, and his scoring will not be included....

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Friday, April 8, 2016
9th Circuit Says Hawaii Cannabis Church Bogarted Evidence
By Robert Thomas @ 7:42 PM :: 8288 Views :: Environment, Land Use, Office of Elections, Drugs

Here's what we are reading today....

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Does Legalizing Marijuana Mean You Can Drive Stoned?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 PM :: 4655 Views :: Drugs

Hawaii has decided it’s time to figure out....

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Friday, April 1, 2016
HB2707: Last Chance to Testify on Marijuana Omnibus Package
By Selected News Articles @ 8:06 PM :: 3864 Views :: Drugs

... Monday April 4, 2016 at 9:15am ....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Hawaii Legislators: Driving Stoned?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 4400 Views :: Drugs

... Drinking and driving can affect everyone but those most at risk are lawmakers ....

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Monday, March 21, 2016
DoH Announces Political Insiders Chosen to Review Marijuana Dispensary Licenses
By News Release @ 6:45 PM :: 4591 Views :: Drugs

...If an applicant, representative of an applying entity, member of the media, legislator or other government official, member of the public, or any other person contacts a selection panel member to discuss an applicant or the selection process, or tries to influence their decisions in any way, the panel member is required to immediately report the contact to DOH....

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
HB2555: Hemp Inc Behind Industrial Hemp Bill
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 5348 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...over 4,500 people in Maui, Hawaii have signed a petition supporting industrial hemp in Maui....

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Marijuana: State Now Helps 13,000 Stay Medicated
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 4434 Views :: Drugs

The Hawaii Department of Health’s medical marijuana registry program is now able to issue patient registration cards in a fraction of the time it took to process a year ago....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Threatened with lawsuit, DoH Agrees to Identify Marijuana Panel Members
By Andrew Walden @ 2:51 AM :: 4320 Views :: Drugs

The following update was posted on the Hawaii DoH Marijuana Webpage Friday, Feb 12....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
HB1829 Makes it Easier to Divert Dispensary Weed to Black Market
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 AM :: 3910 Views :: Drugs

Section 6 removes the penalties for the unauthorized diversion (theft) from a dispensary or production center....

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Irony: GMO Marijuana Growers Threatened by Pollen Drift from Organic Hemp Farms
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 PM :: 5005 Views :: Drugs

Now you know why Hawaii’s dispensaries are required to grow indoors....

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