STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1099-20
RE: S.B. No. 2787
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 2787, S.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 authorize the Department of Health to:
(1) Issue permits to medical cannabis dispensaries for the delivery of medical cannabis and manufactured cannabis products to qualifying patients or primary caregivers if certain conditions are met; and
(2) Issue medical cannabis transporter licenses in specific situations.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Cannabis Industry Association, Big Island Grown, Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, and Kush Hawaii. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Health and Kauai Police Department. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of the Attorney General.
Your Committee finds that although the state medical cannabis dispensary system was established in 2016, some qualifying patients and primary caregivers continue to have difficulty physically getting to a retail dispensing location due to transportation issues, their physical disability and pain, or geographic distance. This measure provides for a safe, secure, and transparent system for qualifying patients and primary caregivers to have medical cannabis and manufactured cannabis products delivered to their homes.
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2787, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2787, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Consumer Protection & Commerce and Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair