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Hawaii lawmakers mull bill to clarify medical cannabis rules

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By MARINA STARLEAF RIKER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - With less than a week to go before Hawaii is scheduled to announce the names of the state's first medical marijuana dispensary owners, lawmakers are considering a bill to clarify gaps in the dispensary law passed last year.

Hawaii lawmakers discussed a bill during a hearing Monday that would clear up tax problems and give certain nurses the ability to recommend medical marijuana for patients. It would also allow for inter-island transport of medical marijuana for laboratory testing purposes and make rules for what kind of marijuana products could be sold in dispensaries.

The Hawaii Department of Health says it plans to award licenses on April 29. Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson and video game designer Henk Rogers are among 59 Hawaii residents who have applied for licenses.

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