STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1364-18
RE: S.B. No. 2407
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2407, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to:
(1) Establish the Medical Cannabis Study Group to examine the complexities regarding the legalization of medical cannabis; and
(2) Require the Medical Cannabis Study Group to submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the Legislature no later than 20 days prior to the convening of the 2019 Regular Session.
The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i and an individual testified in support of this measure. The Honolulu Police Department testified in opposition. The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii and an individual provided comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2407, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
SCOTT Y. NISHIMOTO, Chair