Liberal Hawaii decides again not to legalize marijuana
HONOLULU On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential candidates over Republicans by some of the widest margins in the U.S.
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I’m not surprised by this sentiment. The State made it extremely difficult and prohibitably expensive to open the pakalolo dispensaries. So, given the money and people involved in those dispensaries – retired lawyers, judges and other wealthy people – I wonder how much pressure the current owners are keeping on the legislature to continue to ban recreational marijuana. Follow the money, people, follow the money.
Well you know if anything, I just would like to express my dissatisfaction with them trying to legalize marijuana or pakalolo. I think this goes to show you that some of the athletes in politics used to smoke marijuana in high school. Namely, Bernard P. Carvalho jr., Mufi Hanneman, Kirk Caldwell, Mason Chock, and there may be others.
So it really wasn’t voted down, but rather a few committee members buried it without allowing for a full hearing on the floor to see whose reps favor it and whose don’t.
So Vampire Watcher, what’s your point? You’ve pointed out people who have all become successful and done good things in their life. Does this mean that if you smoke pakalolo in high school you too can become successful? Legislating morality has always failed in the past. People want to have the freedom to make their own choices. When that freedom is challenged they will rebel. Alcohol prohibition failed, the Vietnam War failed, all because people’s choices had been taken away and thus they rebelled. I’ll bet you enjoy an alcoholic beverage from time to time. There was a time when you would have been put in jail for doing so. People should be free to make their own choices as long as it doesn’t affect the well being of others. Cheers!