Fresh Approach Hawaii

A Coalition to Reform Hawaii's Marijuana Laws

Current Bills

Update! Unfortunately, the decriminalization bill did not get revived this session. We are now pushing to get SCR80 / SR37, a resolution requesting the DEA to reschedule marijuana passed. This … Continue reading


New Poll shows that Support for Marijuana Law Reform is Surging in Hawaii!

We just finished a round of polling, and the data show that support for marijuana reform in Hawaii is surging. Read the report Here. Mirroring nationwide attitudes, a newly released … Continue reading

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Maryland Decriminalizes

Read the full story at the Huffington Post. It may not be as generous a bill as the one recently passed in Washington DC, but it is a further indication … Continue reading

April 14, 2014

Another Nationwide Poll Shows that People Can Use Marijuana Responsibly

See the full story here. You may be familiar with the beer commercials that air during sports events. They always end with a half-hearted admonishment to “drink responsibly.” It shouldn’t … Continue reading

April 9, 2014

Eric Holder is “Willing to Work With Congress” on Rescheduling

Read the full article at the Huffington Post. We all know the general idea behind the push for rescheduling. The DEA has a list of drugs in order of how … Continue reading

April 7, 2014

The Dept. of Health is Recruiting a Medical Marijuana Transition Coordinator

Please spread the word! The Department of health is looking to hire someone to help them coordinate the transition of the Medical Marijuana Program from the Department of Public Safety. … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Another great article from The Atlantic’s Connor Friedersdorf

I strongly suggest you read the full article at the atlantic. The excellent article is entitled, “America has a Black Market Problem, not a Drug Problem.” In essence, the war … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

The UN Reports that Criminal Sanctions for Drug Use are Not Beneficial

Read the full story at the Drug Policy Alliance. The United Nations has reported that criminal sanctions are not beneficial responses to drug use. This is not particularly new. The … Continue reading

March 13, 2014

CPAC Reveals Growing Conservative Support for Legalization

In an interesting article on the Huffington Post, it was revealed both in an informal survey and in the events official straw poll that the majority of attendees at the … Continue reading

March 10, 2014

DC Decriminalizes Marijuana

This is probably not the first place you have heard the news. Our nation’s capital, the District of Colombia has joined 17 states that have so far decriminalized possession of … Continue reading

March 5, 2014

Hawaii Media has a Problem with Pro-Cannabis Headlines

Last week, the Star Advertiser ran a fairly unremarkable story about how momentum for legalization is growing nationally. Despite our enormous levels of national support for legalization here in Hawaii, our … Continue reading

March 3, 2014

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