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HCR 127 - Authorizes a Study on the Potential Impact of Drug Legalization - Hawaii Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes a Study on the Potential Impact of Drug Legalization

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a concurrent resolution that requests a study on the potential impact of authorizing the possession of drugs for personal use.

Highlights:

  • Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study on the potential impact of authorizing the possession of drugs for personal use in Hawaii that includes the following elements (Sec. 1):
    • A survey of all existing criminal drug offenses in Hawaii that are class C felonies or lower pertaining to the possession of a “harmful or detrimental” drug, or marijuana;
    • A review of the current national drug policy of Portugal pertaining to the unauthorized possession of drugs for personal use; and
    • A study on the potential impact on administrative and judicial systems of state government of decriminalizing certain illicit drug possession offenses. 
  • Specifies that the Legislative Reference Bureau is requested to submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to the Legislature at least 20 days prior to the 2017 Regular Session (Sec. 1).

 

Title: Authorizes a Study on the Potential Impact of Drug Legalization

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