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West Maui Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker to receive LUNG FORCE Champion Award

By Staff | Oct 5, 2017


HONOLULU – On Wednesday, Nov. 1, West and South Maui Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker will receive the 2017 LUNG FORCE Champion Award from the American Lung Association in Hawaii.

The award will be given at the inaugural LUNG FORCE Day Breakfast at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

The breakfast fundraiser will highlight the lifesaving programs and clean air advocacy work of the American Lung Association in Hawaii while honoring local advocates.

The American Lung Association in Hawaii recognizes “Senator Baker’s strong commitment to health and significant efforts to improve people’s lives through her professional and charitable work,” the organization reported.

“We recognize Senator Baker’s career accomplishments as a longtime advocate for issues that affect the quality of life for Hawaii’s residents. Her introduction and support of Tobacco 21 legislation led to Hawaii being the first state in the country to raise the purchase age for all tobacco products to 21. Senator Baker’s strong support garnered national attention. Since Hawaii, California, Oregon, Maine and New Jersey have passed tobacco 21 laws. We applaud Senator Baker’s successful efforts and her commitment to improving health.”

The keynote speaker at the breakfast will be Mahealani Richardson, Hawaii News Now anchor/reporter, who will share her story of watching her father battle lung cancer.

The breakfast will be followed by a conference for medical professionals. To register for the breakfast, conference or both, visit action.lung.org/lungforcedayhawaii.

In other news, Maui-based event production company Alpha Agency announced that Sen. Baker will be the keynote speaker at the first annual Maui Cannabis Conference on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali.

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, VIP Soiree 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.

Other speakers include internationally renowned cannabis patent attorney Neil Jujeja, who was voted in the Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Leaders in the Cannabis Industry in 2017, and Jason King, author of “The Cannabible.”

The conference will be open to the public; a medical cannabis license is not required.

Tickets to the event cost $20 each day or $35 for the entire two-day event.

For more information, visit www.mauicannabisconference.com, e-mail info@mauicannabisconference.com or find the conference on Facebook.