Hawaii Guide

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Upcoming Election
Hawaii Primary Election: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Race for President (D)
B-
Joe Biden 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 at https://joebiden.com/justice/ 

Race for President (R)
D+
Donald Trump (R)

Following the passage of Congressional amendments limiting the Justice Department from taking prosecutorial actions against those in legal marijuana states, President Trump has consistently issued signing statements indicating that he believes that he has the power to disregard these amendments because he believes that they are unconstitutional. (Source)

Upcoming Election
Hawaii Primary Election: Saturday, April 6, 2024
Race for President (D)
B-
Joe Biden 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 at https://joebiden.com/justice/ 

Race for President (R)
D+
Donald Trump (R)

Following the passage of Congressional amendments limiting the Justice Department from taking prosecutorial actions against those in legal marijuana states, President Trump has consistently issued signing statements indicating that he believes that he has the power to disregard these amendments because he believes that they are unconstitutional. (Source)

Your Elected Officials
Governor
B-
Josh Green (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
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
A-
Brian Schatz (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
U.S. House District 1
B+
Ed Case (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 2
A
Joy San Buenaventura (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Senate District 3
A+
Dru Kanuha (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE
State Senate District 7
C-
Lynn DeCoite (D) MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 8
State Senate District 9
A
Stanley Chang (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 10
B
Les Ihara (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 13
A
Karl Rhoads (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 14
B
Donna Kim (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 15
C
Glenn Wakai (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 17
A+
Donovan Dela Cruz (D) DECRIMINALIZE
State Senate District 18
State Senate District 21
B+
Mike Gabbard (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 22
A
Maile Shimabukuro (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 24
B
Jarrett Keohokalole (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
State Senate District 25
A
Chris Lee (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE MEDICAL USE
State House District 26
B
Della Belatti (D) DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

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

State House District 51
?
Lisa Marten (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE