Hawaii Governor Vetoes 8 Bills, Including Medical Marijuana Bill

Among the items vetoed was Senate Bill 2407 which would have allowed some patients to use medical marijuana to treat opioid addiction.

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July 11, 2018
Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gov. David Ige vetoed eight bills on Tuesday that covered topics from medical marijuana use, enhanced consumer protections and environmental concerns. 

Among the items vetoed was Senate Bill 2407 which would have allowed some patients to use medical marijuana to treat opioid addiction.

The bill earned support from lawmakers as it passed through the legislature, but Gov. Ige didn't see it as necessary. 

In his rationale for the veto, Ige said the Department of Health already has a process where patients and physicians can annually apply to add qualifying conditions to the list of uses for medical cannabis.

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