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House committee shelves pot bill

A proposal to legalize recreational use of marijuana has "no chance" of passing

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 13, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii will not be following Colo&shy;rado and Washington state on legalizing marijuana &mdash; at least not this year.</p>
<p>The state House Judiciary Committee tabled a bill Tuesday that would have legalized the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use for those 21 years old or older. The bill would have also allowed marijuana cultivation and the establishment of retail marijuana stores. A 15 percent excise tax would have been imposed on marijuana sales.</p>
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Hawaii will not be following Colo­rado and Washington state on legalizing marijuana — at least not this year.

The state House Judiciary Committee tabled a bill Tuesday that would have legalized the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use for those 21 years old or older. The bill would have also allowed marijuana cultivation and the establishment of retail marijuana stores. A 15 percent excise tax would have been imposed on marijuana sales. Login for more...



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