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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Amendments Made to Sex Education and Marijuana Dispensary Bills
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 3:51 AM :: 7893 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

Below are bills that were heard between Friday, March 20, 2015 and Thursday, March 26, 2015....

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Top Issues? Budget, Homelessness, Housing, Rail Tax, and Marijuana
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 7587 Views :: Homelessness, Rail, Taxes, Drugs

A report on the top state issues of 2015....

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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Marijuana: Big Tobacco's Playbook
By Selected News Articles @ 4:27 AM :: 4342 Views :: Drugs

...they focused on promoting individual choice and personal responsibility, inciting fear of big government, threatening economic insecurity, and accusing public health scientists of manipulating data....

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Do Drugs? Hawaii County is Hiring!
By Selected News Articles @ 9:01 PM :: 6585 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs

...A newly hired legal clerk at the Hawaii County Prosecutor's Office in Hilo can start working without the mandatory urine test, a federal judge ruled Friday....

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Monday, March 16, 2015
Legislative Hearings: Sex, Drugs, Tranny Birth Certificates, and a Place to Hide from Mom
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 8:55 PM :: 6273 Views :: Family, Drugs

...scheduled for hearings this week....

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Video: House Republicans Debate Marijuana Dispensaries
By Video @ 4:28 PM :: 5532 Views :: Republican Party, Drugs

... Medical Marijuana; Dispensaries and Production Centers; Appropriation ($) ....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
How They Voted: Sex, Drugs, and Birth Certificates Cross Over
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 6405 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

...House bills will now move through Senate committees and Senate bills will move through House committees....

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Marijuana for the Children
By Selected News Articles @ 12:54 PM :: 5174 Views :: Drugs

...testimony of marijuana supporters argue that the bills being considered should decriminalize marijuana for BOTH adults and minors....

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Legislation Alert: Sex, Drugs and Birth Certificates
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 2:39 PM :: 7644 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

Mahalo for taking the time to engage your public officials....

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
HB321 Marijuana Dispensaries: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Selected News Articles @ 10:07 AM :: 5108 Views :: Drugs

...The question now is not whether the dispensary bills will pass, but more what these bills will look like....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Marijuana: Six Bills on the Move Thursday
By Selected News Articles @ 9:14 PM :: 6968 Views :: Drugs

Marijuana advocates are hard at work trying to game the system....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
House Bills for 2015: Sex, Drugs and a Place for the Kids to Hide Out
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 3:53 AM :: 7374 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Drugs

...bills that might have negative impacts on families or communities....

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Scorecard: House Omnibus Marijuana Package
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 PM :: 4219 Views :: Drugs
Here is a list of the bills that were heard by the House Committee on Health – how did your representative vote?
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Friday, February 6, 2015
Hawaii Family Advocates' Dream Team to Tackle Legislative Priorities
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 6719 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2015 at the Kamiano Center on Fort Street Mall, at 6:30 P.M....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
On the Move: House Omnibus Marijuana Package
By Selected News Articles @ 8:58 PM :: 4343 Views :: Drugs

House Health and Judiciary Committee chairs are looking to move marijuana legislation swiftly through committees....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
SB873 Would Legalize Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition
By Selected News Articles @ 2:24 AM :: 4390 Views :: Drugs

...“possession, growing, processing, or transporting of not more than six marijuana plants...."

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Monday, February 2, 2015
HB321: Marijuana on the Move in the Legislature
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 5804 Views :: Drugs

...liberal Democrats have taken a page from big tobacco companies.  But will they pay a multi-billion dollar settlement for the social ills created by their deception?....

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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Hawaii Ranks 17th: 10.3% Smoke Marijuana
By Selected News Articles @ 1:15 AM :: 5708 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

As marijuana legalization took hold in Colorado, the estimated percentage of regular cannabis users in the state jumped to the second-highest level in the country....

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Auditor: Proposed Marijuana Dispensary Bill 'Flawed'
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 3938 Views :: Drugs
The proposed regulatory vehicle, HB No. 1587 (2014), has several flaws...
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Colorado Governor: Legalizing Pot Was ‘Reckless’
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:05 AM :: 4397 Views :: Drugs

...“I think for us to that that [legalize recreational use] without having all the data, there is not enough data, and to a certain extent you could say it was reckless.”....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
What 20 years of research on cannabis use has taught us
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 3924 Views :: Drugs

A major new review in the scientific journal Addiction sets out the latest information on the effects of cannabis use on mental and physical health....

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Project SAM: Seven Marijuana Myths
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:04 PM :: 5100 Views :: Drugs

...marijuana legalization will usher in America’s new version of “Big Tobacco” ....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Hawaii lawmakers may ease access to marijuana
By Malia Zimmerman @ 11:10 AM :: 4669 Views :: Drugs

In its smoked form, marijuana potency and dosage cannot be controlled....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Keep the Poor Doped Up: Feds OK EBT Cards at Marijuana Dispensaries
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 4169 Views :: Drugs

...use your EBT card at marijuana dispensaries in states such as Colorado that have legalized pot....

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Monday, September 8, 2014
Marijuana Task Force Releases Report Aimed at 2015 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 2:00 PM :: 6133 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...The Dispensary System Task Force will submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation to the 2015 Legislature....

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Hawaii Opioid Pain Pill Prescriptions 'only' 52 per 100 people--Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 5840 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...For all OPR combined, the prescribing rate in Alabama was 2.7 times the rate in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
More Hollywood Homosexuals Sued over Alleged Child Molestation in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:02 PM :: 6421 Views :: Family, Drugs

...In the June 6 filing, Egan alleges that in the 1990s he was employed by the now-defunct Internet startup Digital Entertainment Network and coerced into attending sex and drug parties....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Melodie Aduja: Former State Senator with troubled past wants another chance
By Malia Zimmerman @ 9:15 PM :: 8581 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

The investigation showed Aduja’s campaign issued $30,000 worth of checks to her former husband, Lee Williams.... Williams subsequently was arrested during a Chinatown drug bust....

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Potheads May Have Harder Time Getting Medicated
By News Release @ 2:45 AM :: 4458 Views :: Drugs

Two messages from the Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawai‘i indicate that its going to be a lot harder to get medicated courtesy of just any old doctor....

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Sunday, March 9, 2014
HB1503: Prohibit Landlords from Evicting Marijuana Smokers
By Andrew Walden @ 7:27 PM :: 7537 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

Topping off the irony, Rep Rhoads also introduced HB2577  which would ban indoor tobacco smoking in public housing....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Rep Thielen Pushes Hemp Legalization
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 5492 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

Today the United States Senate approved the Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the “Farm Bill,” which includes legalization of industrial hemp for research purposes....

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Monday, February 3, 2014
Open Letter Challenges Rep. Creagan on 'Medical' Marijuana
By Selected News Articles @ 1:54 AM :: 5088 Views :: Drugs
Regardless of your position on legalization, what scientific evidence do you have as a doctor that can justify calling marijuana 'medicinal'?
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
Marijuana Group Poll Shows More Support for Legalization
By News Release @ 12:02 PM :: 4064 Views :: Drugs

The new poll, commissioned by Hawaii’s Drug Policy Action Group showed voter support for reform of Hawaii’s policies on marijuana trending upward....

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Meth Again: Feds Arrest Another Halawa Guard
By News Release @ 12:33 PM :: 5690 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

Mr. Damas was arrested at the Halawa Correctional Facility where he was employed as an adult corrections officer....

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Marijuana export could pay off Hawaii’s debts, lawmaker says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:37 PM :: 168322 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, Drugs

“This state would turn into a manufacturing state." -- Rep Rida Cabanilla

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Saturday, January 11, 2014
Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 9692 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs, GMOs

...a lawless, violent, drug-addled, and adrenaline-soaked mecca....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
To Stop Thefts, City Places "No Copper" Signs on Cables
By News Release @ 5:13 PM :: 7205 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

In addition to repairing the cables, “no copper” and “fiber-optic cable” signs are being put in place to make it as clear as possible to potential thieves that there is nothing of value for them to steal....

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Sunday, December 8, 2013
How to Use Anti-GMO Ordinances to Seize Marijuana Plants: A Guide for Police Departments
By Andrew Walden @ 12:30 AM :: 14866 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs, GMOs

... between $400,000 and $1,000,000 in fines for a single mature 40-day old plant ....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
State Releases 10-Year Report on Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:21 PM :: 6385 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

“The extensive report summarizes rates of treatment services in Hawaii and reflects substance abuse trends and areas of concern"

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Surfing the Nations Freedom Surf Contest Waikiki
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 7393 Views :: Religion, Tourism, Drugs

Surfing the Nations is counteracting the widespread perception that surfing is only about individual fulfillment....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Medical Marijuana Bills Delayed in Conference Committee
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 3887 Views :: Drugs

Both the House and Senate will present a CD1 draft of SB 642 and HB 668 that would amend the bills....

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
House Judiciary Kills Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
By Tom Berg @ 1:53 PM :: 6110 Views :: Drugs
SB472 SD1 HD1 was recommitted back to the Hawaii State House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee today by a unanimous vote....
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Cradle to Grave: State Preschools and Legalized Marijuana
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 7182 Views :: Education K-12, Republican Party, Drugs
...why would anyone think this expensive, irresponsible, and deceptive program will work to improve the education of Hawaii’s children....
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Teens wanted for Hawaii Meth Project advisory council
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 6498 Views :: Education K-12, Drugs
High school students, grades 9-12, across the state of Hawaii are encouraged to apply for one of 20 available positions....
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Scientology: Hawaii House Resolution Honors Group Tied to 'Torture', 'Concentration Camps'
By Andrew Walden @ 1:33 PM :: 10653 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Religion, Drugs
March 13 was the birthday of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard. One day later, Rep Rida Cabanilla presented Scientology with a gift in the form of Hawaii House Resolution 196....
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Rally Against Marijuana Decriminalization
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 5520 Views :: Drugs
...Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4PM Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda....
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tobacco Companies Prepare to Enter Marijuana Business
By Selected News Articles @ 1:36 PM :: 8821 Views :: Drugs
"[We] have the land to grow it, the machines to roll it and package it, the distribution to market it." -- B&W
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Rep Patrick Kennedy: Marijuana is 21st Century Tobacco Industry
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 5330 Views :: Drugs

“Hawaii’s rates of marijuana use are significantly higher than in the rest of the country.”

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hawaii Meth Project Foundation Joins The Partnership at Drugfree.org
By News Release @ 3:26 PM :: 5076 Views :: Drugs

Hawaii Meth Project to Continue its Focus on Meth Prevention Operating as Independent Organization and Local Member of The Partnership....

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Monday, March 11, 2013
Naming Names: Big Pharma Pays $3.2M to Hawaii MDs
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 7473 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

Drug companies have long kept secret details of the payments they make to doctors and other health professionals for promoting their drugs....

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