Editorial | Off the News The evolving uses for medical cannabis June 27, 2018 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The news about medical marijuana has been a mixed bag lately. First, what cannabis advocates would view as the bad news: The governor put on his “intend to veto” list a measure that would add opioid addiction, substance use and withdrawal symptoms as qualifying conditions. Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. The evolving uses for medical cannabis The news about medical marijuana has been a mixed bag lately. First, what cannabis advocates would view as the bad news: The governor put on his “intend to veto” list a measure that would add opioid addiction, substance use and withdrawal symptoms as qualifying conditions. The health department already has a petition process for adding them, he said. But they’d be heartened to hear that the federal government has approved a prescription drug made from cannabidiol, a component of cannabis, to treat epilepsy. Cannabis law is a complex landscape — but it’s definitely changing. City’s computers could use a backup An inadvertent tug on a wire in the city’s data center on Monday underscored local government dependency on computers — and need for further installment of snappy backup apparatus. All offices (with the exception of emergency services, which is on a separate network) were without computing for much of the day. In an aloha gesture, the city will make up for hours lost at driver’s license offices, where service was limited to road tests and photos. Offices in Kapolei, Koolau, Kapalama and Wahiawa will be open on Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. (Satellite city halls in Kapolei, Waianae, Ala Moana, Kapalama, Wahiawa and Hawaii Kai will also be open.) Previous Story Auspicious timing for Hilo hula conference Next Story Pillbox trail repair: money well spent?