Pubdate: Tue, 05 May 2015
Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI)
Copyright: 2015 Star Advertiser
Author: Sara Steiner


The reason there is so much trouble with the medical marijuana 
dispensary bill is because it is not good for the people of Hawaii 
("Pot dispensaries measure hangs on," Star-Advertiser, May 2).

All the amendments ruin it, and make compliance unaffordable and 
discriminatory for all but multimillionaires with health licenses.

For one, the definition of a "person" needs to be an actual person - 
one license for one aspect (grow, manufacture, dispense) for one 
person. Give as many Hawaii residents a chance to make a good living, 
and people and the state will benefit.

If lawmakers feel in their heart that sick cancer patients on 
chemotherapy deserve a bit of chocolate or a brownie to take their 
medicine, then give them edibles.

Our representatives have got to rise above the money and do what is 
right for the 13,000-plus medical cannabis patients in the state of aloha.

Sara Steiner Pahoa, Hawaii island
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