Hawai’i Rep Amy Perruso Demands Kapu Aloha

Kapu Aloha, as defined by Pua Case, is considered to have evolved from ceremony to political form in the 1990s due to marches like the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1993 and Mālama Mākua movement in 1996. Kapu Aloha embodies the sacred and teaches one must act in reverence and respect … Continue reading Hawai’i Rep Amy Perruso Demands Kapu Aloha

Cannabis Countdown 2020

State legislative sessions are kicking off around the nation. Medical and Recreational Cannabis use for adults is an urgent issue in many states. If you're new to this policy battle, please remember sophisticated and woke players use the term "cannabis" rather than racist, xenophobic label "marijuana." For history, see Institutional Racism of Marijuana. There have … Continue reading Cannabis Countdown 2020

Support Cannabis for Opioid Use Disorder

To friends and colleagues, Aloha! We've got a big update to share and an ask to help us push this new momentum forward. Feel free to use my information or simply submit your own comments. All testimony must be received no later than October 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m to be considered. The past three … Continue reading Support Cannabis for Opioid Use Disorder

University of New Mexico Study Confirms Cannabis Effective for Pain Treatment

New Mexico suffers the highest incidence of opioid OD and death in the nation west of Tennessee. University of New Mexico research on alternatives to opioid prescription drug use is world-class. I received my addiction and pain management training from the UNM School of Medicine. I hold seven certifications. After six highly-successful months of employment … Continue reading University of New Mexico Study Confirms Cannabis Effective for Pain Treatment

Goodness, Knowledge and Discipline

OPEN LETTER TO John Fielding, AltRes Director of Risk Management. AltRes manages some 30,000 employees and numerous companies in the State of Hawai'i. Aloha Mr. Fielding, I followed what my husband wrote yesterday. He shared your comments with me today. You and I both have something in common. From my understanding we both are of … Continue reading Goodness, Knowledge and Discipline

JAMA Pediatrics: Legal Medical Cannabis DOES NOT encourage youth use

There is an unfair and non-scientific bias in local Hawai'i society and media regarding medical cannabis. I spoke in depth with Senator Roz Baker (D-Maui) last February about these misconceptions. Old School propagandists made inaccurate claims not supported by scientific data nor medical research. Good people reasonably wanted to protect their keiki — but were … Continue reading JAMA Pediatrics: Legal Medical Cannabis DOES NOT encourage youth use

Shame on Honolulu City Councilors

Aloha City of Honolulu Councilors: District 1: Kymberly Marcos Pine, kmpine@honolulu.gov District 2: Heidi Tsuneyoshi, htsuneyoshi@honolulu.gov District 3: Ikaika Anderson, ianderson@honolulu.gov District 4: Tommy Waters, tommy.waters@honolulu.gov District 5: Ann Kobayashi, akobayashi@honolulu.gov District 6: Carol Fukunaga, cafukunaga@honolulu.gov District 7: Joey Manahan, jmanahan@honolulu.gov District 9: Brandon Elefante, belefante@honolulu.gov District 9: Ron Menor, rmenor@honolulu.gov I wanted to begin … Continue reading Shame on Honolulu City Councilors