Hawaii Senators Approve Cannabis Legalization Bill Despite Internal Opposition To Governor’s Pro-Reform Stance

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Two Hawaii Senate committees voted to advance a bill legalizing marijuana. The decision emerged from a joint session held on Tuesday, amidst a landscape of differing opinions and after hearing a range of public testimonials, including those from state entities that opposed the bill, contrasting sharply with Governor Josh Green’s, pro-reform stance.

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee both voted to pass the bill, introduced last month in both chambers via Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez‘s bill.

While AG Lopez’s (D) plan served as a framework, even agencies within her administration raised concerns, highlighting the bill’s complexity.

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