Pamela Lichty, Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii


Pamela Lichty, President
Drug Policy Forum of Hawai’i Inc

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member – Drug Policy Forum of Hawai’i Inc
  • Board Member – American Civil Liberties Union Of Hawaii
  • Board Member – Drug Policy Alliance

Education

Ed Rosenthal “Guru of Ganja”


ABOUT ED 

Ed Rosenthal is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on marijuana. In his 30-plus years as America’s “guru of ganja,” he has written or edited more than a dozen books about marijuana cultivation and social policy that cumulatively have sold over one million.  

Cannabis Business University’s Medical Marijuana Educational Series of Hawaii is proud to present The Guru of Ganja™ “Let’s Get Growing” with Ed Rosenthal, cultivation expert, Dr Charlie Webb and organizations Green Aid, Patients Without Time Hawaii on September 25th at the Sheraton Hotel Kona, Hawaii, sponsored by Cloud 9 Emporium.

His first book, Marijuana Grower’s Guide, is the only title on marijuana cultivation to be reviewed by The New York Times Book Review. After almost two decades, his Ask EdTM advice column continues to answer questions on all matters of marijuana from readers around the world.

Rosenthal was one of the original American writers to travel to Holland, bringing European knowledge and sophistication about cannabis to the states through his books and columns. He has visited countless marijuana gardens, gathering information about breeding and cultivating and sharing the most effective techniques. He is a member of the International Cannabis Research Society and the Garden Writers Association of America, and has served as an expert witness on marijuana cultivation in federal and state trials. Rosenthal has also been active in promoting and developing policies of civil regulation for marijuana, advising California legislators and working on local and national political campaigns. He predicts that by the year 2012, marijuana will be regulated in the U.S. in the same manner as tobacco and alcohol.  

Also by Ed Rosenthal

Marijuana Growers Handbook
The Best of Ask Ed
Marijuana Growing Tips
Easy Marijuana Gardening
Closet Cultivator
Marijuana Medical Handbook
Marijuana Question? Ask Ed
Ask Ed: Marijuana Law
Why Marijuana Should be Legal
, by Ed Rosenthal & Steve Kubby
Hemp Today, Ed Rosenthal, Editor

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Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele – Leader of the Nation of Hawai’i


Pu`uhonua Dennis Keiki “Bumpy” Kanahele

Since the 1980s, Mr. Kanahele has worked as an advocate to strengthen the traditional cultural authority of Na Kupuna (Hawaiian elders) in contemporary Hawaiian society.

Bumpy’s capacity to communicate complex issues in the language and values of Na Kupuna has helped to broaden the role of Hawaiian elders in perpetuating native wisdom. Na Kupuna are now more widely recognized as a source of beneficial guidance and insight within modern Hawaiian society and have reclaimed their natural authority within the Hawaiian Sovereignty movement.

Over the last twenty years Mr. Kanahele has worked with a broad cross section of Hawaiian elders and has been directly involved in the organization and active facilitation of more than one hundred gatherings to empower Kupuna over the past two decades.

Mr. Kanahele has also maintained an active role in the movement to restore and advance the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Americas as well as throughout the world. He has served on the Board of Directors of the International Indian Treaty Council for the past decade. As a member of this Board he has advanced understanding and solidarity among minority peoples who have been victims of governmental and corporate negligence.

His credibility is strong in Hawai`i where he has worked with numerous small and large events to keep the peace and facilitate a flow of understanding and constructive dialog between opposing parties.

Mr. Kanahele was instrumental in organizing a Hawai`i/U.S. sponsored seminar at the Asian Development Bank’s 34th annual meeting on corporate responsibility and socially responsible investing. During the Asian Development Bank (ADB) meeting, Mr. Kanahele insisted upon and was granted full and respectful inclusion of Na Kupuna in the proceedings. He then entered into constructive dialog with former Secretary of Treasury Paul O’Neil, ADB President Tadao Chino, and ADB Secretary Bindu Lohani regarding incorporation into all future ADB meetings the lessons of social responsibility and cultural inclusion learned in Hawai`i.

Mr. Kanahele’s strategic manner of peacekeeping and cultural inclusion helped pave the way for the ADB meeting in Hawai`i to be one of its most peaceful and productive in recent history. See:
http://starbulletin.com/2001/04/27/news/story5.html

Mr. Kanahele has consistently sought to increase his knowledge in ways that can help him to empower Hawai`i’s most financially undeserved population. For example, Mr. Kanahele has received intensive training at the Federal Reserve of San Francisco on community development underwriting practices. This training included segments on underwriting loans for housing, small business, and community facilities. His trainers included experts from the Low Income Housing Fund, Self-Help Ventures Fund, Illinois Facilities Fund, and the National Community Capital Association.

One of Mr. Kanahele’s unique accomplishments as Head of State for the Nation of Hawai’i and CEO of Aloha First, a 501c-3 non-profit organization, was the negotiation and signing of the lease for the land at Pu`uhonua `o Waimanalo in 2001. In September of 1993, Mr. Kanahele negotiated an agreement in principle with the state Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR) for a 55-year lease. A breakdown in communications with DLNR on the lease led to a 15-month land occupation by the Nation of Hawai`i at the Kaupo beach park area in Waimanalo.

The land occupation started in March 1993 and ended peacefully in June of 1994 when DLNR re-opened negotiations regarding the lease. On March 29, 2001, Aloha First signed a 55-year lease with DLNR for the Waimanalo land.

Mr. Kanahele has been very active in conventional business and progressive in Native Hawaiian Affairs for over twenty years. Pu`uhonua is widely recognized throughout Hawai`i as a consistent voice for the just restoration of the inherent rights as well as the right to self-determination and self-governance of native Hawaiians.

Married for over twenty-five years and a father and grandfather Mr. Kanahele’s work fosters appropriate and alternative solutions to the political, economic, social, and cultural restoration issues faced by Native Hawaiians.
http://bumpykanahele.com/

Jack Schweigert, Esq



Since 1974, Jack has been practicing in the areas of civil litigation and criminal law, with an emphasis on civil rights and constitutional law. He also handles personal injury and medical malpractice cases, business law, landlord/tenant matters, environmental law, matters at the agency level, as well as appeals to the State and Federal Court. 
    
Jack is one of the most experienced and well respected attorneys in Hawaii and continues to be a fighter for justice. If you have a legal concern don’t hesitate to contact his office.

JACK SCHWEIGERT

The Lawyer’s Building
550 Halekauwila Street, Room 309
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 533-7491 Fax: (808) 533-7490
Email: conlawjack@cs.com

 

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN THE FOLLOWING JURISDICTIONS:

          Supreme Court of the United States of America
          All Federal and State Courts in Hawaii
          4th, 9th, and D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
          United States Claims Court
          Court of International Trade
          United States Customs Court


GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

          • 25+ years of trial experience
          • One-year appointment as Grand Jury Counsel
          • Appointed to panel re: retention of Federal Magistrate
          • Panelist, various civil rights forums
          • Arbitrator, Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program
          • Many TV, radio, newspaper, & magazine appearances
          • Head of a 5-person law firm for many years
          • Taught Legal Research in the Paralegal Program for many years


PUBLICATIONS:

Co-authored chapter titled “Preparation and Presentation of Emergency Medicine Cases” dealing with 30-day countdown to trial published in Medical Malpractice, Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, Inc. (1986).


EDUCATION:

          Juris Doctorate (1974)
          University of Akron Law School
          Akron, Ohio

          Bachelor of Science in Economics (1969)
          Gannon University
          Erie, Pennsylvania

          High School, diploma, 1965
          Academy High School
          Erie, Pennsylvania


PERSONAL:


          Family Status: Married with two Children

          Military: U.S. Army (1969-71)
          Specialist 4th Class
          Honorably Discharged.

          High School: Voted “Mr. Academe” by Class of 1965. “Lettered” in football,wrestling,and tennis and selected to represent Academy High School in City All-Star football game in fall, 1965. Camp Counselor for YMCA.

          Lions Club: 1997-98 Melvin Jones Award for outstanding humanitarian service. Past President/present Director, Honolulu Lions; Legal Counsel for District 50;Coordinator of Cavalcade of Stars, an annual event which entertains hundreds of seniors, disabled, and handicapped persons free of charge every year.

Cannabis Business University Launches First Medical Marijuana Educational Seminar in Hawaii Setting the Standard for Education, Regulation, Compliance and Wellness

SOURCE: Cannabis Business University

 

Sep 23, 2010 04:20 PST

Cannabis Business University Launches First Medical Marijuana Educational Seminar in Hawaii Setting the Standard for Education, Regulation, Compliance and Wellness — CannaBizU Cites Time Magazine’s Article “Paradise Paradox”: Why Life in Hawaii Leads to Early Death

CannaBizU Is Contributing to the Medical Marijuana, Cannabis and Hemp Movement by Empowering Patients, Medical Professionals and the General Public Through Education — CannaBizU Fosters Entrepreneurial Growth by Helping Students Obtain the Knowledge, Skills and Support Necessary to Succeed in the Emerging Markets

HONOLULU, HI–(Marketwire – September 23, 2010) – Cannabis Business University’s President, Clifford J Perry, is proud to announce the successful launch of the Medical Marijuana Educational Series.

“We appreciate the people that attended the all-day event to learn about the medicinal and agricultural benefits of Cannabis and Hemp and to engage and participate in the process of determining the regulation and compliance issues that face the State of Hawaii.”

Recent Time Magazine article cites that native Hawaiians are at greater risk of dying early compared to white Americans throughout their lifetimes. Older Hawaiians, over age 65, are dying earlier than African Americans of their same age as well. While it is not clear what is behind the higher Hawaiian mortality, the study’s authors speculate that high obesity rates and diabetes, as well as mental illness and substance abuse among younger members may be contributing factors.

 Time – “Paradise Paradox”: Why Life in Hawaii Leads to Early Death 

Cannabis Business University would like to thank the Hawaii Convention Center, Weedmaps.com, Cannabis Science (OTCBB: CBIS) CEO – Dr Robert Melamede, PhD & CFO – Richard Cowan, David J. Barton, MD, of Hawaiian-Pacific Pain and Palliative Care, The Law Offices of Jack Schweigert, Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele – Leader of the Nation of Hawaii, Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, Green Hands of Aloha and South Shore, Oahu Glass, NORML & Americans for Safe Access of Oahu for their participation in the Honolulu event.

Cannabis Business University’s Medical Marijuana Educational Series of Hawaii is proud to present The Guru of Ganja™ “Let’s Get Growing” with Ed Rosenthal, cultivation expert, Dr Charlie Webb and organizations Green Aid, Patients Without Time Hawaii on September 25th at the Sheraton Hotel Kona, Hawaii, sponsored by Cloud 9 Emporium.

Cannabis Business University’s Strategic Partner Group is dedicated to working with local, state and federal governments and regulatory agencies to ensure the delivery of factual information. CBUSPG is an exclusive group of corporate clients which includes multinational corporations, entrepreneurial businesses, private equity firms and non-profit organizations.

Cannabis Business University is continually evolving its curriculum, career advisory services and professional networking for individuals seeking knowledge, career and business opportunities across the United States and the World.

Clifford J Perry, President of Cannabis Business University, was quoted in regards to Hawaii, “It is our Mission to empower people thru education and networking, to promote agriculture thru sustainable family farming, and to identify alternative methods to promote wellness and integrate complementary medical solutions with traditional medicine.”

CannaBizU is planning a National Medical Marijuana Educational Tour of the United States in 2011. License agreements to operate Cannabis Business University Campuses across the nation will be available.

Paradise Paradox: Why Life in Hawaii Leads to Early Death

Time.com
By ALICE PARK Alice Park
Wed Sep 22, 9:05 am ET

Most of us think of Hawaii as the perfect escape from our stressed out and fast-paced lives. Island life, after all, seems so idyllic and relaxing.

But appearances may be deceiving. Researchers led by Sela Panapasa at University of Michigan found that native Hawaiians are at greater risk of dying early compared to white Americans throughout their lifetimes. And older Hawaiians over age 65 are dying earlier than African Americans of their same age as well.

“I wasn’t surprised,” says Panapasa of the findings. “There has been a lot of anecdotal evidence that Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are dying prematurely. But these results confirm that evidence, and is grounded in science.”

The higher death rate only emerged after the U.S. Census separated Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders from the U.S. Asian population, says Panapasa. When Hawaiians were combined with Asians, their unique susceptibility to premature death was masked by the lower mortality of the other Asian groups.

While it’s not clear what is behind the higher Hawaiian mortality, the study authors speculate that high obesity rates and diabetes, as well as mental illness and substance abuse among younger members may be contributing factors. The higher infant mortality may also be traced to lack of good prenatal care among the island’s new mothers. Panapasa hopes that by highlighting the higher mortality risk among native Hawaiians, more resources and targeted health and behavioral programs might be put in place to help Hawaiians to benefit from the longevity that more Americans have enjoyed in recent years.