Hawaii Governor Signs Medical Marijana Expansion Law

HONOLULU, HI — Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed legislation, House Bill 2707, to expand the state’s medical cannabis program.

The measure expands the pool of practitioners who may legally recommend cannabis therapy to include advanced nurse practitioners. Separate provisions in the bill removes the prohibition on Sunday dispensary sales and on the possession of marijuana-related paraphernalia by qualified patients.

Other language in the bill permits the transportation of medical marijuana across islands for the purposes of laboratory testing, but maintains existing prohibitions banning individual patients from engaging in inter-island travel with their medicine.

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