Hawaii Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes Senate Committee
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Hawaii Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes Senate Committee

The bill cleared its first hurdle to becoming law.

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February 11, 2019

The Hawaiian Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously recommended a bill decriminalizing marijuana on Thursday, clearing its first hurdle to becoming law.

The bill would declare, “that the legalization of marijuana for personal or recreational use is a natural, logical, and reasonable outgrowth of the current science of marijuana and [societal] attitude toward marijuana.” If passed, it would permit adults 21 and older to possess, cultivate and consume marijuana. Further, it would establish a licensing scheme for the cultivation, sale and use of small amounts, as well as implement excise and income taxes regarding sales.

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