STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3139
RE: S.B. No. 2787
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, 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:
(1) Authorize the Department of Health to 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) Authorize the Department of Health to issue medical cannabis transporter licenses in specific situations.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawai‘i Cannabis Industry Association, Kush Bottles Hawaii, Big Island Grown, and one individual. 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. The measure also limits the number of deliveries that can be made in a single trip to an unspecified amount.
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. 2787, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair