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Hawaii: Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto Of Marijuana Task Force Bill

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Honolulu, HI: Lawmakers voted 38 to 9 on Wednesday to override Republican Gov. Linda Lingle's veto of Senate Bill 1058, which establishes a study committee to examine options for providing state-authorized patients with access to medical cannabis.

Over 3,000 Hawaiians legally possess and cultivate cannabis under the authority of the state's nearly ten-year-old medical marijuana law.

Full text of SB 1058 is available at: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/bills/SB1058_CD1_.htm.