Discussion on Patient Protections

Discussion on Patient Protections


February 4, 2024    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Neil Blaisdell Center
777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814

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Panel Discussion on Patient Protections

Feb 4 – Room 2: 12pm
In the past couple of years, we have seen a push to limit patients’ growing together from HB477 to HB 1217 these bills, supported by dispensaries, aim to restrict patients’ ability to grow collectively At the end of 2023,The attack on legacy growers ended in a federal raid on some of our medical grow collectives in our state.

The lack of protection for patients exists not only in growing practices but also in the workplace, transportation of cannabis, and more.

A bill to protect patients and caregivers with or without adult use is necessary, considering some of the proposed bills this year seek to further strip farmers of their right to grow, and escalate the narrative that home grows are inherently unsafe. We want to protect patients by providing safeguards for the workplace, removing qualifying conditions, defining transportation rules, allowing patients and caregivers to grow together with an adequate limit of either patients or square footage, and defining accepted remediation processes. Remove the sunset deadline of the caregiver program and expand the amount of people caregivers can grow for so that farmers can farm for their community. And reconsider the safety of cartridges that have tested positive for lead and lack transparency in ingredient sand extraction methods.


Daniel Anthony – Farmer Activist, Teacher, Founder Hui Aloha Aina Momona
Rusty Trap – Agriculturalist, Cannabis Farmer, Founder Kama’aina Gold
Me Fuimaono-Poe – Malie Cannabis Clinic Family Nurse Practitioner
Mason Matthys – Founder Equilibrium Genetics
Kim Coco Iwamoto – Candidate for State Representative District 25

Moderators Everyone Knows your High, The Grow Guru, Voices from the Planet