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Rally held to show opposition to marijuana decriminalization bill

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:37 a.m. HST, Mar 28, 2013

Law enforcement officers joined community groups and individuals at a rally at the state Capitol Wednesday to show their opposition to a bill that would decriminalize the possession of up to 20 grams of marijuana.

Senate Bill 472 has won approval from the state Senate and is making its way through the House. April 8 is the deadline for a vote on final passage in the House.

Attending the rally were about 200 people, roughly three-fourths of whom wore the dark blue uniforms of Hawaii police officers. Among them were the chiefs of the Honolulu, Hawaii and Maui counties. Also there were representatives from the Hawaii Family Forum and the Operating Engineers of Hawaii.

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