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Allow transport between islands of medical marijuana

HB 290: Authorizes qualifying patients or qualifying out-of-state patients to transport medical cannabis between islands for their personal medical use.

Marijuana Moment blog summary:Cannabis remains illegal at the federal level--and airspace is federal --hence enacting the bill could lead travelers to "erroneously believe they are immune from federal prosecution."

Veto Message: lnter-island transport necessarily entails travel outside the jurisdiction of the State of Hawai'i, as the State only has jurisdiction up to three nautical miles offshore. Because Hawaii's laws cannot completely regulate the interisland transport of cannabis, a state statute purporting to allow interisland transport may give false comfort to some that such transport is protected from federal enforcement.

Legislative Outcome:Passed House 39-12-0 on Apr/30/19; Rep. Thielen co-sponsored and voted YES; Passed Senate 24-1-0 on Apr/30/19; Vetoed by Gov. Ige on Jul/9/19

Source: Marijuana Moment blog on Hawaii voting record HB 290 , Apr 30, 2019

Establish rules for medical marijuana dispensaries

Legislation summary:HB 321: Establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana dispensaries. Prohibits counties from enacting zoning regulations that discriminate against licensed dispensaries and production centers. Allows a qualifying patient, primary caregiver, or an owner or employee of a medical marijuana production center or dispensary to transport medical marijuana in any public place. Allows persons authorized to use and possess medical marijuana in other states to be treated similarly to qualifying patients in this State. Authorizes the department of health to conduct criminal history checks on license applicants, licensees, and prospective employees of dispensaries and production centers.

Legislative outcome:Passed House 36-13-2 on 3/10/15; Rep. Cynthia Thielen voted YES; Passed Senate 24-0-1 on 4/14/15; Signed by Governor Ige on 7/15/2015, as Act 241.

Source: Hawaii legislative voting records: HB 321 , Jul 15, 2015

Establish licensing rules for medical marijuana dispensaries

Legislation summary: HB 321: Establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana dispensaries. Prohibits counties from enacting zoning regulations that discriminate against licensed dispensaries and production centers. Allows a qualifying patient, primary caregiver, or an owner or employee of a medical marijuana production center or dispensary to transport medical marijuana in any public place. Allows persons authorized to use and possess medical marijuana in other states to be treated similarly to qualifying patients in this State. Authorizes the department of health to conduct criminal history checks on license applicants, licensees, and prospective employees of dispensaries and production centers.

Legislative outcome: Passed House 43-8-0 on March 10, 2015; Rep. Cynthia Thielen voted YES; Passed Senate 23-2 on April 14, 2015; Signed by Governor Ige on 7/15/2015, as Act 241.

Source: Hawaii legislative voting records: HB 321 , Mar 10, 2015

Has supported industrial hemp

She has supported abortion rights, physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill and industrial hemp. She has opposed legalizing gambling and expanding the right to carry concealed firearms.
Source: Honolulu Advertiser , Oct 1, 2006

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