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Lawmakers tackle medical marijuana, super PACs, spending

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Legislature is heading into its final month and lawmakers are making deals to keep their most important bills alive.

The committees that manage the money have thick agendas this week. They're facing tough decisions because there's only so much money to go around.

Hawaii could pass a law to create a system of medical marijuana dispensaries nearly 15 years after the drug became legal for qualified patients. That bill is up for review Monday morning.

Another bill would remove a surgical requirement from the steps one has to take to change gender identification on a birth certificate. That bill also is in a committee Monday.

A proposal that requires super PACs to file an additional report during the election cycle is in the House Finance Committee on Tuesday.

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