Dual Use of Cannabis Task Force

 SLH, 2021, Act 169, §4 (a) The office of medical cannabis control and regulation shall convene a task force to explore the development of a dual system program of the legalization for cannabis and the impacts of legalization of cannabis on qualifying patients, including access to medical cannabis by qualifying patients. (b) The office of medical cannabis control and regulation shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including any proposed legislation, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2023.

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Submit Testimony (scroll down to see the meeting schedule)

The Dual Use of Cannabis Task Force will be accepting oral and written testimony specific to the stated agenda items. We want to hear from you and encourage you to submit testimony. IF you are able to submit written testimony over submitting oral testimony, we would appreciate it to allow those that can’t, enough time to share their thoughts, while leaving the task force members with enough time to accomplish the goals stated in SLH, 2021, Act 169. However, if you have that burning desire to submit oral testimony over written or both, please do not let this discourage you from doing so.

Written testimony should be submitted 24 hours in advance. Any testimony received less than 24 hours before the meeting may not be distributed to the task force members for consideration.

How to submit written testimony:

Please reference the agenda item numbers you are submitting written testimony for.

 

Dual Use of Cannabis Task Force Members
PDF – LIST

 

Permitted Interaction Groups & Contact Information
PDF – The Five Permitted Interaction Groups & Contact Information

Social Equity Permitted Interaction Group Solicitation of Public Testimony

The mission of the Social Equity Permitted Interaction Group is “To identify Hawaii communities and populations disproportionately impacted by cannabis criminalization and make recommendations for social equity and restorative justice policies that would help to reduce and remediate past and ongoing disparities, including equity in the market, community reinvestment, and expungement and resentencing.”

If you would like to provide comments on any issues related to this mission,
please submit  testimony by email to: [email protected]

Information for live listening sessions:
Listening Sessions Flyer

Big Island
Hilo
– July 23,2022, 8:30 to 11:00 am
Puna Conference Room, County Building
25 Aupuni St,
Hilo, HI 96720

Kona – July 23, 2022, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
West Hawai‘i Civic Center Building
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Oahu
Honolulu – August 7, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)
Waku/Work Hawaii
1110 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817

Westside – August 7, 2022
Location & specific time – pending

Kauai – Lihue
August 6, 2022, 9:00 – 12:00 (noon)
County of Kauai, Mo’ikeha Meeting Room 2A/2B on
4444 Rice Street
Lihue, Hawaii  96766

Maui – Wailuku
August 14, 2022, 8:00 – 11:00 am
War Memorial Special Events Arena #11 (See Map)
700 Halia Nakoa Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
(Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on)

Molokai
August 14, 2022, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
MCP Main Hall (Mitchell Pauole Complex, Outdoor Pavilion)
90 Ainoa Street
Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748

These listening sessions were created to give local communities time to share their stories of interactions with cannabis enforcement over the years and to hear their ideas for how an adult-use market in Hawaii can best include the local community. You can learn more about the questions we hope to hear your feedback about in the linked listening sessions flyer above. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Market Structure Permitted Interaction Group Solicitation of Public Testimony

The mission of the Social Equity Permitted Interaction Group is “To identify and make recommendations on the structure of the market that could be allowed, including restrictions on licenses and home growing.”

If you would like to provide comments on any issues related to this mission,
please submit testimony by email to: [email protected]

 
Dual Use of Cannabis Task Force Meeting Schedule

All of the meetings are open to the public and will be held on the 4th Monday of each month (except for May) and will be in person at the Hawaii State Art Museum with remote access via Zoom.

The Hawaii State Art Museum is located at 230 South Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 and the meeting will be held in the conference room on the first floor.

Meeting Date Time Applicable Documents
Monday, April 25, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Notice of 4/25/22 Meeting & Agenda – PDF
Recording of the 4/25/22 meeting
Written Testimony 
-Considerations for Adult Use Cannabis Policy – Gillian Schauer
-Cannabis Policy in the United States Implications for Public Health – Gillian Schauer
Written Testimony received – late
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Notice of 5/31/2022 Meeting & Agenda – PDF
Recording of the 5/31/22 meeting
Meeting Summary 5/31/2022
-Marijuana Policy Project – Review of State Legalization and Regulation Laws
Written Testimony 
Written Testimony received – late
Monday, June 27, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Notice of 6/27/2022 Meeting & Agenda
Recording of the 6/27/22 meeting
Meeting Summary 6/27/22
-Federal Cannabis Law Overview – DeVaughn L. Ward, Esq.
Written Testimony
Written Testimony received – late
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Notice of 8/2/2022 Meeting & Agenda
Recording of the 8/2/2022 meeting
Meeting Summary 8/2/2022
-Responses from State Regulator Panel
–Attachment 1 to “Responses”
–Attachment 2 to “Responses”
–Attachment 3 to “Responses”
-Summary of Hawaii Stakeholder Listening Sessions
Written Testimony
additional document submitted for testimony
Written Testimony received – late
Monday, August 29, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Notice of 8/29/2022 Meeting & Agenda
Recording of the 8/29/2022 meeting
-Tax Working Group Report
-Market Structure Working Group Report
Market Structure Group Presentation
-Medical Use Working Group Report
Rapid survey among Hawai’i medical cannabis patients and providers on the potential effects of legalization of adult use (“recreational” or non-medical use)
Meeting Summary 8/29/2022
Written Testimony
Written Testimony received – late
Monday, September 19, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Notice of 9/19/2022 Meeting & Agenda
Recording of the 9/19/2022 meeting
Medical Use Working Group Report
Rapid survey among Hawai’i medical cannabis patients and providers on the potential effects of legalization of adult use (“recreational” or non-medical use)
Social Equity Group Report
Social Equity Group Presentation
Meeting Summary
Written Testimony
Written Testimony received – late
Monday, September 26, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Notice of 9/26/22 Meeting & Agenda
Recording of the 9/26/22 meeting
Meeting Summary
Written Testimony
Written Testimony received – late
Monday, October 3, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Notice of 10/3/22 Meeting & Agenda
Public Health Safety Group Report
Recording of the 10/3/22 meeting
Meeting Summary
Written Testimony
Written Testimony received – late
Monday, October 31, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Coming soon!
Notice of 10/31/22 Meeting & Agenda
Recording of the 10/31/22 meeting
Meeting Summary
Written Testimony
Written Testimony received – late
Monday, November 14, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Coming soon!
Notice of 11/14/22 Meeting & Agenda
Recording of the 11/14/22 meeting
Meeting Summary
Written Testimony
Written Testimony received – late
Monday, November 28, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (HST) Coming soon!
Notice of 11/28/22 Meeting & Agenda
Recording of the 11/28/22 meeting
Meeting Summary
Written Testimony
Written Testimony received – late
ACCOMODATIONS

If you require an auxiliary aid or service or other accommodations to participate in the meeting, please contact us at least three (3) working days prior to the meeting.  Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request.

TESTIMONY

The Dual Use of Cannabis Task Force will be accepting oral and written testimony specific to the stated agenda items. We want to hear from you and encourage you to submit testimony. IF you are able to submit written testimony over submitting oral testimony, we would appreciate it to allow those that can’t, enough time to share their thoughts, while leaving the task force members with enough time to accomplish the goals stated in SLH, 2021, Act 169. However, if you have that burning desire to submit oral testimony over written or both, please do not let this discourage you from doing so.

Written testimony should be submitted 24 hours in advance. Any testimony received less than 24 hours before the meeting may not be distributed to the task force members for consideration.

How to submit written testimony:

Please reference the agenda item numbers you are submitting written testimony for.