STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1819
RE: S.B. No. 1139
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1139, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS CONTROL AND REGULATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Authorize the Department of Health to adopt administrative rules to establish patient registration fees for medical cannabis qualifying patients;
(2) Require the Office of Medical Cannabis Control and Regulation to convene a task force to explore the development of a dual system program of the legalization of cannabis and the impacts of legalization of cannabis on qualifying patients; and
(3) Appropriate monies from the Medical Cannabis Registry and Regulation Special Fund for Office of Medical Cannabis Control and Regulation positions and operations, including administrative services.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawai‘i Cannabis Industry Association. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Health, Akamai Cannabis Clinic, and one individual.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1139, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair