Hawai’i’s six operating retail Medical Cannabis Dispensaries are now selling products that function like inhalers or nebulizers. These products vaporize the cannabis oils and are available to the more than 21-thousand registered patients statewide. The State Department of Health is also in the process of implementing new rules and computer technologies to reduce the current 25-day application and approval wait-times. Peter Whitaker is Chief of the Harm Reduction Branch.
There are an estimated 300 children in Hawai’i believed to be house-less. That, according to a study by Waikiki Health’s Youth Outreach program. The teacher’s union is gearing up to train it’s members to recognize who needs help.
The Hawai’i Juvenile Justice Information Committee is working to help as many underage offenders as possible to become productive citizens. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, this collaborative effort appears to be producing noteworthy results.
The State Department of Human Services provides assistance to one in four Hawai’i residents and nearly half of the children. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the department is attempting to improve the lives of vulnerable families.
Honolulu First Responders transport more than 56-thousand patients to hospital emergency rooms each year. But, rarely do their patients have the opportunity to thank them face-to-face. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is scheduled to start construction on the final city center segment through downtown Honolulu next year. But, Honolulu Councilmembers are still grappling with what to do with private property acquisitions. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.