UPDATE: The Fresh Approach Hawaii website is reserved for information about marijuana legalization and decriminalization legislative efforts in Hawaii.
The 2015 legislative session began on January 21, 2015 and ended on May 1, 2015. The legislative session starts again on January 20, 2016. At that time, some of the marijuana decriminalization bills from last session may be active again.
BILLS WHICH ARE NO LONGER ACTIVE FOR THE 2015 SESSION can be viewed here.
All of the marijuana legalization bills failed early in the 2015 session. It is likely that others will be introduced in 2016.
However, currently, many Legislators are expressing their discomfort with supporting marijuana legalization efforts until they have more data from the states & other jurisdictions that have legalized it (Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C.). Legalization will only be possible through the legislature as Hawaii’s voters do not have an statewide initiative, proposition or referendum powers. .
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Again, BILLS WHICH ARE NO LONGER ACTIVE FOR THE 2015 SESSION can be viewed here. While these bills are considered “dead” for the 2015 legislative session, they may still be alive in the 2016 session.