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.
|Regions:||USA (United States of America)|
|Topics:||Medicinal use of drugs, Taxation and regulation|