HONOLULU, HI — Lawmakers in both chambers of the Hawaii legislature have voted to approve a bill that will establish a system of state regulated medical marijuana dispensaries.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii for nearly 15 years, and now the state’s first dispensaries could open as soon as July 15, 2016.
The Senate voted 24-0 to approve House Bill 321 on Thursday. The House then voted 38-13 to the measure. The bill will now be sent to Gov. David Ige, who has indicated he supports the establishment of dispensaries.