2000 CE
Hawaii becomes the sixth state to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes

Hawaii broke new ground in 2000, when it became the first state to enact a law to remove criminal penalties for medical marijuana users via a state legislature. Hawaii's governor, Ben Cayetano, submitted the original bill and signed the final measure into law on June 14, 2000.

Source: Schmitz, R., & Thomas, C. (1999). State-by-state medical marijuana laws. Medicine.

Drugs: Cannabis (marijuana)
Regions: USA (United States of America)
Topics: Medicinal use of drugs, Taxation and regulation