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The state of Hawaii may join Colorado and Washington in the legalization and regulation of cannabis for adults 21 years and over. If the House Bill 150, informall called the “Personal Use of Marijuana Act,” passes, recreational use and possesion of up to an ounce of herb will be allowed, though underage use, driving “under the influence” and smoking in public will still be illegal. For more info, we recommend reading the actual bill, available to the public.
Unsurprisingly, the Honolulu Police Department and the Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii are opposed to the measure. However, according to this recent poll, 57% of Hawaiian residents approve of legalizing cannabis, while only 39% are opposed.
Similar measures have already been introduced in Maine, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont so far this year, and it’s safe to expect others to follow suit.
Like The Drug Policy Allience stated in mainstream media outletThe New York Times late last year, “80 years after the end of Prohibition, Prohibition is finally coming to an end.”