STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3675
RE: H.B. No. 2742
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2742, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to improve the regulation of medical cannabis.
More specifically, the measure:
(1) Establishes and appropriates funds for the Office of Medical Cannabis Control and Regulation, which shall be responsible for implementing the medical cannabis dispensary system and administering the medical cannabis patient registry; and
(2) Extends from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2025:
(A) The operation of interim administrative rules; and
(B) The applicability of civil service law,
with respect to the medical cannabis dispensary system.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that this measure will facilitate the safe provision of medical cannabis to qualifying patients in the State.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2742, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair