The Governor of Hawaii, Bill Cayetano, has signed a bill to allow the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
Cayetano said the law will:
- Provide another kind of relief for people who have certain medical conditions
- Make the patients and their doctors register at the Department of Public Safety to get a certificate valid for one year
- Ban people from using medical cannabis in public places.
Cayetano warned, "If the law is abused, I will not be surprised to see a move to repeal the law."
Though the law does not allow the prescription of cannabis it does allow individuals to own up to four immature plants, three mature plants and 3 ounces of smokeable cannabis, at any one time.
Testing into taking cannabis for a number of medical conditions, including epilepsy are currently being held in the UK.