Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SB 1458 update

Well, the House Judiciary passed SB 1458 HD 1 by a vote of 11-2-2 (no votes: Fontaine, Marumoto; excused: Carroll, Souki)

The testimony was 108 opposed, with 59 in support. Most of the opposed testimony was one line:

I do not support this bill, it will have negative consequences for the people of Hawaii

The testimony in support was genuine, and clearly came from people who desire an improved medical cannabis program in Hawaii, with safe and affordable access for patients.

Thankfully, the Judiciary committee passed it!

The bill now needs to be scheduled in the House Finance committee. It has to happen promptly. If it clears that hurdle, then back to the Senate for final merging of the two versions.

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