Hawaii Medical Marijuana: October 23 Conference in Honolulu

Canna Law Group’s lead government relations attorney will be speaking on Friday at the Hawaii Bar Association’s upcoming annual convention during a full-day course titled Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: It’s the Law. Needless to say, it will be focusing on the recent and substantial legal changes to the Hawaii medical marijuana program:

The legal landscape for cannabis in America is in a state of change as medical cannabis programs are adopted in more states and others move forward with recreational use programs. With the 2015 passage of House Bill 321, Act 241, Hawaii is also undergoing change as patients, physicians, businesses, and the community-at-large prepares for medical cannabis dispensaries to open in 2016, more than 15 years after the passage of Hawaii’s laws recognizing the use of medical marijuana. Learn more about what’s happening with medical cannabis at both the national and state levels.

This will be part of the session entitled Legal and Operational Considerations for Hawaii Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, moderated by Hawaii State Representative Della Au Belatti.

Come to this seminar to learn about Hawaii's medical cannabis industry.
Come to this seminar to learn about Hawaii’s medical cannabis industry.

The Hawaii State Bar Association describes this session as follows:

Course Description. Pursuant to House Bill 321, Act 241, eight licensed medical cannabis dispensaries may begin dispensing medical cannabis on July 15, 2016, with the approval of the Hawaii Department of Health. But before the first dispensaries can even open their doors, numerous legal and operational challenges face these businesses and the ancillary businesses that will develop around these dispensaries. This panel will provide an overview of various legal and operational considerations that will have to be addressed by businesses engaged in Hawaii’s medical cannabis dispensary system.


Anyone interested in what it is going to take to legally operate a cannabis business in Hawaii should seriously consider attending. Attorneys can earn up to six hours of Continuing Legal Education credit.


If you’re around, stop by and say aloha.

3 responses to “Hawaii Medical Marijuana: October 23 Conference in Honolulu”

    • I don’t think it will be broadcast live, but some past CLE courses are available as webcasts through the HSBA site. We’ve reached out to them and will let you know. Thanks!

    • Aloha Bethany – I am checking to see if HSBA will be taping the CLE event. The legislative briefing on Thursday, 9:30 am Hawaii time can be viewed via the Internet. Visit Olelo Community Television at Olelo.org and select Oahu channel 55 to view the briefing in real time.

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