Hawaii’s Senate and House committees have approved different bills for cannabis legalization and psychedelic-assisted therapy. The Senate Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee passed SB 669, which would legalize cannabis for adults. The Senate Ways and Means Committee passed SB 762, requiring the state to research psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Both bills will now be sent to the Senate floor. The cannabis bill allows adults to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis and grow six plants. It would also permit the taxation of commercial sales. The psychedelic therapy bill would require the state to set up a working group to research the benefits and risks of psychedelic-assisted therapy.