Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves marijuana legalization bill https://t.co/grHIR8uVaz— J. Kalani English (@jkalanienglish) February 8, 2019
A Hawaii Senate committee approved a bill on Thursday to legalize marijuana for adults 21 older in the state.
Last week, the Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing and listened to spirited testimony from advocates and opponents of cannabis reform. When the committee reconvened for its latest meeting, they voted unanimously to advance the legislation forward.
“This is the first time, to the best of my knowledge, that a legislative committee here has moved a legalization bill,” Carl Bergquist, executive director of the advocacy group Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii (DPFH), told Marijuana Moment. “It’s very exciting.”