The omnibus House Bill 2707, introduced by Oahu Democrat Rep. Della Au Belatti, on Monday cleared two Senate committees.

The measure is slated for a third Senate reading. The bill gives advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNs, the ability to certify patients for cannabis use and would allow the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to collect data about the program, such as the amount of marijuana grown and dispensed and the number of patients statewide.

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Kirsten Johnson ~ Hawaii Tribune-Herald ~

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