In the wake of laws in Washington and Colorado to legalize small amounts of marijuana and regulate it like alcohol, a new poll shows that 57 percent of Hawaiians favor a similar law. This is a 20 percent jump from the last time a poll was conducted in 2005. A whopping 69 percent think jail time for marijuana is inappropriate, and 78 percent support a medical marijuana dispensary system to bolster the state’s medical marijuana law. Arrests for mere possession of marijuana have increased 50 percent since 2004, and disproportionately affect……..Will Hawaii Be The Next State To Legalize Marijuana? | ThinkProgress.
- Hawaii Opinion Poll: Voters Open to Legalizing Marijuana (hawaiireporter.com)
- Marijuana Possession Arrests Exceed Violent Crime Arrests (INFOGRAPHIC) (huffingtonpost.com)