The late comedian Rap Railinger once had a helicopter called "Helicopter", with two locals commanding a spinning wing in search of weeds.
Inadvertently reading a card with their heads down, they head to the non-existent place of Ikikiaw – Waikiki spelled backwards – and find orchids that initially go wrong like weeds but still decide to smoke flowers anyway.
Like the Rap helicopter pilots, there has long been a confusion between marijuana and hemp in society, especially with the recent emergence of cannabis products derived from hemp.
To address growing concerns and discuss the potential regulation of Hawaii's recreational cannabis and CBD, the Legislature appointed a joint briefing on the Senate and the Health Committee later this month. [1
Although cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational and medical marijuana. "Hawaiʻi can gain valuable insight by analyzing the experience of other jurisdictions, including cost-benefit analyzes, to determine both the social and economic costs of such changes," the joint statement said.
The briefing, which presents a number of health issues to policy makers from the National Conference of State Legislatures, is scheduled for September 12 at the state capitol and is open to the public, but no testimony will be accepted.
In brief, recreational / medical marijuana is similar to hemp in this, and both come from Cannabis sativa strains, but the key difference between the two is related to their use and the presence of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
CBD is created from hemp as an extract. According to the World Health Organization, unlike THC found in marijuana, the cannabis "CBD does not show effects showing any potential for abuse or dependence", and in the case of pure CBD, Epidiolex has even been shown to be "effective
The official Harvard Health blog adds that "CBD is usually used to deal with anxiety and … CBD can help both fall asleep and fall asleep." However, CBD can also have side effects that include blood thinning, nausea, fatigue or irritability
As CBD products are spread across the shelves of Hawaii stores, there is concern among local politicians that there may be potential the health risks associated with their use. There is disagreement as to whether CBD is safe or not, and the FDA insists that because CBD is the active ingredient in Epidiolex, it cannot be marketed in foods, beverages and cosmetics, sold as a prescription drug or sold as a "dietary supplement. "
Among the growing number of freedom defenders, the battle for marijuana use is not so much the freedom to use drugs but a key beach in the fall of big government.
Rep. John Mizuno, chairman of the House Health Committee, said by telephone that he acknowledged that "CBDs are available everywhere" but warned: "CVDs derived from hemp may contain environmental toxins such as metals, pesticides, radioactive materials. "
" We must ensure that these products are tested for impurity before allowing the sale of CBD; it's a matter of consumer protection, "Mizuno says. "It seems to the general public that they feel safe about using CBD, but some people may have an adverse reaction to CBD. In addition, if the patient is already taking prescription medication, mixing CBD may cause an adverse reaction.
As someone who strongly supports the full legalization of marijuana to stimulate the economy of Hawaii, I also asked frankly Mizuno if he could make this a reality in the upcoming 2020 session.
"I don't think our country is ready to allow it to be used for entertainment, "he replied. "I think it would be wise to first make sure that our medical cannabis dispensaries are working well before moving on to recreational use."
Mizuno would like to explore other countries' experiences, with Colorado being one of them, to see what the worries were, problems and problems arose before moving on to Hawaii's recreational marijuana.
Among the growing number of freedom advocates, the battle for marijuana use is not so much a drug-using freedom, but a key beach in government retreat. As an example, Portugal, which reduced its drug laws in 2001 by imposing administrative rather than criminal sanctions on drug possession, has since noticed noticeable improvements in drug offenses and deaths.
Hawaii's policy makers are definitely justified in both. to regulate CBD and carefully move forward for recreational marijuana, but this should not hamper a potentially profitable and useful new market. There are some profitable industries in the post-plantation post-Cold War islands after the 21st century, but the potential of cannabis and cannabis products to give Hawaii an economic boost is one that should not be overlooked.
The upcoming information briefing is likely to be a great opportunity for locals to get a crystal ball in the future of cannabis policy. I say, show up, talk to the legislators on the side and tell them Hawaii is ready for full legalization.