Hawaii panel votes to reduce penalties for marijuana
HONOLULU A key Hawaii legislative panel has passed a bill that would reduce penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
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Good grief! Our Kauai Police Department is already understaffed and over worked and now they want them to go around handing out what amounts to a traffic ticket for possession of a joint. Really?? Let’s focus on the big issues like crack, meth amphetamine, heroin and cocaine and forget the marijuana usage BS. Legalization of marijuana is inevitable. Legislating morality has never worked in the past; alcohol prohibition being the best example. The big money people are just biding their time till they can control the sale and distribution of marijuana and make lots of $$$$$. It’s always about the money.
This incremental progress towards full legalization of pakalolo is both frustrating and amusing. Frustrating because legalization is coming and amusing because all the already-rich folks are cashing in on marijuana. When the state figures out how much tax revenue can be made, full legalization will occur. I refer you to ex-member of congress John Boehner, who’s now promoting the investment opportunities in the marijuana ‘industry.’