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Hawaii lacks clarity on medical marijuana

HONOLULU (AP) - Fourteen years after Hawaii legalized medical marijuana, there is still no legal way for patients to obtain pot without growing it themselves.

The 2000 law also is silent on how the state's 13,000 patients can get the seeds for plants they are allowed to grow.

Even as four states have legalized recreational use of marijuana, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Hawaii legislators remain focused on creating a statewide medical marijuana dispensary system.

The Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force was recently told that if such a bill were passed, the state health department likely would need two to three years to consider the issues involved in and create rules to administer a program.

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