Pubdate: Tue, 04 Aug 2015
Source: Garden Island (Lihue, HI)
Copyright: 2015 The Garden Island
Author: Judiah McRoberts
Note: Title by newshawk


To the editor:

Thank you, TGI, for bringing the discussion about the new dispensary 
law front and forward.

I truly believe that opening up dialogue between all stakeholders and 
the Kauai community will be a key aspect to make sure the new program 
is safe and successful. As a registered nurse I have seen the medical 
benefits of cannabis and I realize the new law will help a large 
portion of individuals who have little to no reliable access to 
medicine. I grew up on Kauai. I have a 7-year-old daughter and 
another child on the way. The last thing I want to see is cannabis 
ending up in the wrong hands.

Due to space requirements regarding the recent article there were a 
couple of Kauai Dispensary Project goals that were unmentioned, the 
most important being safety. The state Legislature along with the 
Department of Health are creating strict security, safety and 
cannabis laboratory testing requirements for dispensary operators. 
KPD plans to go above and beyond what is required of the state to 
ensure patient, employee and community safety are maintained.

Judiah McRoberts, R.N. Lead director, Kauai Dispensary Project

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