Last updated on: 9/24/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

June 14, 2000 – Hawaii Becomes Sixth State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

“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]…”

Senate Bill 862 was passed by a vote of 32-18 in the House and 13-12 Senate, making Hawaii the sixth state to legalize medical marijuana.”