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Kahoolawe trolling days for December are announced

Trolling in the waters of the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve will be allowed today and Sunday and Dec. 16 and 17, according to the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission.

Access to reserve waters is restricted because of the presence of unexploded ordnance and for the protection of marine resources. Two weekends a month are opened for trolling deeper than 180 feet within 2 nautical miles of the island.

All vessels must register annually with the commission before entering the reserve to troll and must file a catch report even if fish are not caught. There is a new condition relating to the prevention of invasive alien species: The permittee will be held accountable to prevent any invasive alien species, plant or animal, such as invasive algae or barnacles, into the reserve. Vessel hulls must be free of any alien species.

A $25 permitting fee will be applied to the registration process.

To register with the commission or for more information, contact Dean Tokishi by phone at 243-5889 or email dtokishi@kirc.hawaii.gov. Registration packets also are available at the Division of Boating and Recreation, 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road.

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Dispensary releases tincture that has no intoxicating effect

Maui Grown Therapies has added another medical marijuana tincture, which is high in cannabidiol and “virtually free of intoxicating effects,” to its line of products at its Kahului store, the company announced Wednesday.

Cannabidiol has been used in the treatment of neurological disorders.

The Suzy Q Full Spectrum Tincture is a made from cannabidiol-rich cannabis containing trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the chemical responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects. The tincture is extracted from the cultivar named Suzy Q, which is difficult to grow but yields unusually high concentrations of cannabidiol, the company said.

Patients interested in the new tincture should consult their physician or advanced practice registered nurse. The tincture is available only to certified patients (or their caregivers) with a valid medical cannabis card issued by the state Department of Health.

Maui Grown Therapies is one the island’s two state-certified medical marijuana dispensaries. It’s located at 44 Pa’a St. The other dispensary is Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC, which is located on the corner of Hana Highway and Dairy Road in Kahului.

For more information, visit health.hawaii.gov/medicalcannabisregistry/application-information.

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