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COMMUNITY NEWS for January 4

By Staff | Jan 4, 2018

Local students make Honor Roll at Oregon State

LAHAINA – Lahaina students who made the Scholastic Honor Roll for the fall term were announced by Oregon State University.

To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Calen W. Matsuda, a sophomore studying Kinesiology, earned a straight-A average.

Maile E. Altier, a senior studying Kinesiology; and Anis Bel, a sophomore majoring in Renewable Materials, earned 3.5 or better averages.


Japanese Cultural Society accepting scholarship applications

WAILUKU – The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui (JCSM) will be accepting applications for its annual scholarship to be awarded to two graduating high school seniors who promote and perpetuate the Japanese culture through education and/or the arts.

Those interested in applying for the scholarship may contact Sandy Hirata at skhirata3@gmail.com or 283-7746 or visit www.jcsmaui.org. The scholarship application deadline is Feb. 28, 2018.


HANO to host talk story session

WAILUKU – The Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) invites the public to participate in an upcoming talk story and listening session in Wailuku.

The free event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hear a brief update on emerging policy issues most likely to affect the efforts and impact of non-profits.


Maui Cannabis Conference signs on new speakers

KAANAPALI – The Maui Cannabis Conference announced that it has signed on several new speakers for the event’s series, including Andrew DeAngelo and Samantha Campos from Harborside Dispensary, the nation’s model cannabis dispensary, for the first annual conference on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7, at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali.

Other speakers include keynote speaker Sen. Roz Baker, Teri Freitas Gorman from Maui Grown Therapies and Richard Ha from Lau Ola Dispensary.

“The Marijuana Show” will host a pitch lesson and casting call for its fourth season on Amazon Prime, which has 10 million viewers.

The conference will be promoting cannabis awareness and education regarding the health benefits of medical marijuana, as well as offering networking opportunities for cannabis industry leaders.

This two-day event will feature a speaker series, exhibition and vending hall, Maui Wowie VIP Party and Mobile Clinic, where guests can make an appointment with a physician to find out if they qualify for a 329 Hawaii State Medical Cannabis License.

The conference will be open to the public, and a 329 Medical Cannabis License is not required for entrance. Tickets to the event can be purchased on eventbrite.com and cost $20 each day, $50 for the Maui Wowie VIP Party or $75 for an all-access pass.

For more information, visit www.mauicannabisconference.com or e-mail info@mauicannabisconference.com.