Hawaii declines to vote on legalizing cannabis

Marijuana will not be legalized in Hawaii this year.  

The state’s House Finance Committee announced on Tuesday that it would not consider SB 3335, Hawaii’s state legalization measure to legalize cannabis. The decision effectively ended any chance of the drug being legalized in the Aloha State in 2024. 

“The path to legalizing adult-use cannabis has been a deeply divisive issue. This year marked its furthest progression, with SB3335 narrowly passing its second reading,” Democrat House Finance Committee Chairman Kyle Yamashita said in a released statement. “Due to numerous concerns regarding the implementation of the bill, the House has decided against further deliberation in the House Finance Committee. This decision is strengthened by the prevailing ‘no’ votes from committee members expressed on the House floor.”

The committee decided to prioritize efforts to
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