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Patient advocates celebrated the signing of two bills to improve Hawaii’s 13-year-old medical marijuana program – the first updates to pass the legislature since the program began. Approved Tuesday were measures to move …

Russell Roberts‘s insight:

Enough of these half-way measures.  If we can’t control the use of marijuana and other psychotrophic drugs, why not legalize and tax the stuff like the government does with alcohol?  Prohibition was a failure and helped create a criminal empire in illegal booze for criminal syndicates in the 1930s.  If the  plant were legalized, the government could establish purity standards like those found in alcoholic drinks and tax the smokes like the feds do with tobacco.  Impose a "sin" tax and be done with it.  We worry about marijuana and can’t even feed ourselves.  Aloha, Russ.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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