AG releases draft bill for pot legalization

In this Thursday, April 12, 2018, photo, workers work in a greenhouse growing cannabis plants at Glass House Farms in Carpinteria, Calif. Carpinteria, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles, is located on the bottom of Santa Barbara County, a tourist area famous for its beaches, wine and temperate climate. It’s also gaining notoriety as a haven for cannabis growers. The county amassed the largest number of marijuana cultivation licenses in California since broad legalization arrived on Jan. 1, nearly 800, according to state data compiled by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

FILE - Marijuana plants grow at GB Sciences Louisiana on Aug. 6, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. A proposed bill to legalize marijuana in Louisiana was short-lived, swiftly dying in committee Tuesday, April 25, 2023, before ever reaching the House floor for debate this legislative session. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Josh Wilken-Simon, left, owner of Legacy Glassworks in Minneapolis, holds packets of marijuana seeds with others who work at the store on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, the same day Minnesota’s legalization of recreational marijuana went into effect, allowing some businesses to sell marijuana seeds legally and allowing people 21 and older to legally possess and grow their own marijuana for recreational purposes. (AP Photo/Trisha Ahmed)

HILO, Hawai‘i — Attorney General Anne Lopez said Friday that if the state Legislature passes a bill in the upcoming session that would legalize the adult use of cannabis in Hawai‘i, it will do so without her office’s support.