Hawaii Guide

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Upcoming Election
Hawaii General Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Race for President
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Howie Hawkins (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
A
Kamala Harris (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
A-
Jo Jorgensen (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
B-
Joe Biden (D) DECRIMINALIZE

Joe Biden has a history of supporting anti-drug, tough on crime policies as well as those that imposed punitive penalties for drug offenses and facilitated discrimnation against drug users.

His current criminal justice reform plan includes provisions that would decriminalize the use of cannabis and automatically expunge all prior cannabis use convictions. Read more

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Race for State Senate District 2
A
Joy San Buenaventura (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
Race for State Senate District 10
Race for State Senate District 13
Race for State Senate District 14
B
Donna Kim (D) DECRIMINALIZE
https://www.civilbeat.org/2015/05/hawaii-legislature-may-resurrect-bill-to-establish-marijuana-dispensaries/
Race for State Senate District 15
Race for State Senate District 20
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Feena Bonoan (I) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
Race for State House District 24
B
Della Belatti (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Voted yes on HB673, which allows for the transfer or sale of a dispensary license

Race for State House District 42
Your Elected Officials
Governor
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David Ige (D)
U.S. Senate
B
Mazie Hirono (D)

Strongly asserts that the federal government should leave marijuana as a State issue. She signed a letter with numerous other senators urging the federal government to do so, stating: 

“It is our hope that the fiscal year 2018 appropriations will alleviate the turbulence the Attorney General’s abrupt decision has caused and that the appropriations will help preserve the strong regulatory frameworks the states have created,” the Senators continued. “Doing so will provide the opportunity to pursue federal legislation that both protects the legitimate federal interests at stake and respects the will of the states – both those that have liberalized their marijuana laws and those that have not.”

U.S. Senate
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U.S. House District 1
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U.S. House District 2
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Tulsi Gabbard (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Gabbard is a strong proponent for marijuana legalization. She is outspoken in her beliefs, and has made extensive arguments backing her stance. 

State Senate District 14
B
Donna Kim (D) DECRIMINALIZE
https://www.civilbeat.org/2015/05/hawaii-legislature-may-resurrect-bill-to-establish-marijuana-dispensaries/
State House District 4
A
Joy San Buenaventura (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State House District 24
B
Della Belatti (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Voted yes on HB673, which allows for the transfer or sale of a dispensary license