Hawaii bills tackle marijuana, police oversight, pesticides

Hawaii bills tackle marijuana, police oversight, pesticides

Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are heading into their fifth week of the 2016 legislative session, and they are scheduled to take on bills relating to marijuana, police oversight and pesticide buffer zones.

They're up against a deadline Friday when all bills must be in their final committee.

Among the bills being heard Tuesday are measures to start a pilot program to create buffer zones around schools and help close Hawaii's wage gap. That afternoon, lawmakers are scheduled to hear a bill to require county police departments to set rules for body and vehicle cameras.

On Wednesday, Hawaii lawmakers will decide to move forward with several bills to set rules for Hawaii's future medical marijuana industry. Among the proposed laws include one to allow greenhouses and another to allow temporary medical marijuana cards for patients.

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