Legalization Bill Moving Along in Hawaii Legislature

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Democrats control both chambers of the Hawaii state legislature. But while the bill is widely expected to pass out of the Hawaii state Senate, it is “likely to run into strong opposition in the state House,” according to HawaiiNewsNow. The legislation “advanced out of two state Senate committees Thursday — and is now moving to the full senate,” according to local station HawaiiNewsNow. A bill to make Hawaii the next state to legalize recreational cannabis cleared a legislative hurdle this week. A poll released earlier this year found that more than 50% of residents there support the legalization of adult-use marijuana.

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A bill to make Hawaii the next state to legalize recreational cannabis cleared a legislative hurdle this week.

The legislation “advanced out of two state Senate committees Thursday — and is now moving to the full senate,” according to local station HawaiiNewsNow.

Under the measure, adults aged 21 and older could legally possess and consume marijuana, while the state would regulate and oversee a cannabis market. 

The station said that the bill was “approved by the Consumer Protection and Ways and...

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