Updated 2019 Version of Medical Cannabis Guide for Patients and Health Care Professionals!

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Press Release: Tomorrow Thursday 1/31 – First Cannabis Legalization Hearing in Five Years!

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Our Legislative Agenda for 2019!

Tomorrow is the third Wednesday of January and that means it is the opening day of the Hawai’i State Legislature. Below you will find our legislative agenda for 2019, which includes cannabis legalization, drug possession defelonization and civil asset forfeiture reform. See you at the Lege!

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Please Consider Supporting DPFH in 2019 to Further Sensible Drug Policy in Hawaii!

Please find our end of 2018 summary below!

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Press Release – Plan to Radically Redefine Eligibility for Visas and Green Cards Will Disproportionately Harm Health of Hawai’i Residents

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RSVP: DPF 25th Anniversary & Pam Lichty’s Retirement Party!!!!

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Please join us for a lively celebration in this our 25th year, honoring DPFHI co-founder Pam Lichty & featuring Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance. Music will be provided by local artist Tavana.

From cannabis to harm reduction to criminal justice, Hawai’i Nei still has much work to do in realizing public policies that are anchored by the values of justice, compassion, health, and human rights.

Ticket prices include drinks at the open bar for the first hour, heavy pupus, and proceeds go to supporting the work of the Drug Policy Forum of Hawai’i.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommend street parking or one of the nearby parking lots.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please e-mail carl@dpfhi.org or leave a message at (808) 518-3213.

What’s the refund policy?

Full refund up to 7 days before the event.

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Press Release – The Oddity of Governor Ige’s Veto of Crucial Medical Cannabis & Opioid Bill

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Save the Date: DPFHI 25th Anniversary & Pam Lichty’s Retirement Party!

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HPR Interview with Our Organizer Wendy Gibson about the FDA’s Approval of a Cannabis-based Medicine

Broadcast on Hawai’i Public Radio, 6/28/2018.

FDA Approves Cannabis-Based Seizure Treatment

It’s a step forward for the Food and Drug Administration’s approach to cannabis-derived medications. This week it approved a new drug, Epidiolex, that is a formulation of cannabidiol – CBD for short – to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy. Wendy Gibson is a Field Organizer for The Drug Policy Forum, and The Medical Cannabis Coalition of Hawaii who has spent years advocating for the use of cannabis-derived medications – and although she has reservations about this one, she welcomes the FDA’s changing attitude.

Op-Ed: Civil forfeiture law needs reform

Our Board President Nikos Leverenz has a joint op-ed on civil asset forfeiture with Jennifer McDonald of the Institute for Justice in today’s Star Advertiser. Below is an excerpt.


Civil forfeiture law needs reform

Press Release: Governor Ige Should Reconsider Misguided Intent to Veto Crucial Medical Cannabis & Opioid Bill

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