The Hawaii Department of Health updates the number of confirmed cases of dengue fever that were locally-acquired on Hawaii Island. The number of confirmed cases has risen to 38 — 30 are Hawaii residents and 8 are visitors. The state says 32 cases have been adults and six have been children.
Governor Ige signs a bill to allow up to eight medical marijuana dispensary licenses within the state, including two in Maui County. These dispensary are expected to serve up to 13,000 qualified patients who hold medical marijuana card. Ige:
I support the establishment of dispensaries to ensure that qualified patients can legally and safely access medical marijuana. We will make a good faith effort to create a fair process that will help the people most in need.