The Associated Press - Hawai‘i legislators are putting together a group to study the state’s medical marijuana laws after Gov. Linda Lingle said she would not do so herself. Hawai‘i’s Democratic majority already overrode Lingle’s veto of the medical marijuana task force, but the governor is refusing to form the study group. Her administration has said the state must prioritize its limited resources. So instead of the task force, an informal marijuana “working group” will study the issue.
The working group will include representatives from the Hawai‘i Drug Policy Forum, the American Civil Liberties Union and others. It will research how to improve Hawai‘i’s medical marijuana law, which licenses patients to use the drug but does not allow them to buy it.