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Group lobbies lawmakers on pot laws

Hawaii should learn from other states, drug policy researcher tells legislators

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 26, 2014

~~<p>National marijuana policy advocates returned to the isles for a second year to urge state lawmakers to take a common-sense approach on marijuana policy that focuses on science, public health and safety rather than legalizing or demonizing the drug.</p>
<p>Representatives from Project SAM &mdash; Smart Approaches to Marijuana &mdash; met with a small group of state legislators Tuesday to discuss ways Hawaii can learn from states such as Colo&shy;rado, Washington and Cali&shy;for&shy;nia. Hawaii lawmakers have been discussing how best to proceed with amending the state's medical marijuana law because many say the drug isn't easy enough to obtain.</p>
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National marijuana policy advocates returned to the isles for a second year to urge state lawmakers to take a common-sense approach on marijuana policy that focuses on science, public health and safety rather than legalizing or demonizing the drug.

Representatives from Project SAM — Smart Approaches to Marijuana — met with a small group of state legislators Tuesday to discuss ways Hawaii can learn from states such as Colo­rado, Washington and Cali­for­nia. Hawaii lawmakers have been discussing how best to proceed with amending the state's medical marijuana law because many say the drug isn't easy enough to obtain. Login for more...



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