Hawaii lawmakers explore new edibles regulations and cannabis employment issues

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –

Less than a year after Hawaii’s first cannabis clinics opened, the laws on medical marijuana are still full of loose ends.

Lawmakers are trying to figure out what new rules might be needed for the quickly growing industry.

The state says about 10,000 new patients have received medical marijuana cards in the past three years for a total of nearly 22,000 licensed users.

But what happens when they fail a drug test at work? Should they be protected from discipline? Or can employers fire them?

That’s one of several outstanding issues Hawaii lawmakers and cannabis leaders hope to clear up in the coming months.

“We’re looking at people who are medical cannabis card carriers and also employed,” said Senator Rosalyn Baker during a working group meeting at the State Capitol on Wednesday. “Any kinds other demographic…any additional research or help in that

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