Hawaii Legislative Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill

Article by Janeen Christoff, Travel Pulse.

Hawaii Legislative Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill DESTINATION & TOURISM JANEEN CHRISTOFF

Will Hawaii be the next destination for cannabis-focused travelers?

Hawaii lawmakers have just unanimously approved a bill to advance legislation that would legalize marijuana use for adults 21 years and older.

According to a report on Marijuana Moment, the Hawaii bill would “allow adults 21 and older possess, cultivate and consume marijuana.”

Additionally, the government would license facilities to manufacture, test and sell cannabis, and sales would be subject to an excise tax and a 15 percent surcharge. Hawaii’s Department of Health would be responsible for regulating retail sales.

The bill will have to make its way through one to two other Senate panels before it makes it to a full Senate vote, according to Marijuana Moment. However, there is optimism for its passage in Hawaii’s Democratic-controlled state legislature.

If it does pass, retails sales could begin in February of 2021.

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