Pot growers hid behind medical law, p...

Pot growers hid behind medical law, police say - News

There are 68 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Nov 15, 2008, titled Pot growers hid behind medical law, police say - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

WAILUKU>> Maui County police said seven Maui residents arrested this week were part of a marijuana drug-trafficking ring that used Hawaii's medical marijuana laws as a front for their operation.

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Translator

Keauhou, HI

#66 Nov 16, 2008
taxpayer wrote:
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Interesting ... so do these kids grow this pot that they are selling themselves or do they acquire it through other means?
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I disagree, I've known a few people who used marijuana for legitimately medical purposes and not one of them ever used pot with the intention to simply "get high".
The 18-22 year olds go to the same doctor. How they obtain the pot is unknown to me, but I have actually engaged them in conversation about it. They have each told me they have been caught, but let go once they showed their permits.
How I know they sell to minors is from another conversation with two "customers", one in middle school, who said they wait outside the neighborhood school to sell.

Granted, i agree totally with allowing legitimate medical use, but these young men are simply working the system, and I suspect this is a common practice when greed kicks in.

Human nature, after all.
Love Waianae

Kapolei, HI

#67 Nov 16, 2008
Translator wrote:
<quoted text>I personally know several unassociated 18-22 year olds who hold "legitimate" licenses and supply much of their supply for profit to teens and pre teens in our town.
Same here. The people that want a license just want to be the neighborhood pot dealer. i know one guy that's been trying for years to get the permit so he can,(his words) "take over the pot deals on the west-side, turn the other dealers in, and stick finger to the cops."
taxpayer

Scottsdale, AZ

#68 Nov 16, 2008
Translator wrote:
<quoted text>This argument justifies one bad behavior by citing another. It employs flawed logic.
Its still true though isn't it? Its a valid comparison when you consider the fact that people are getting arrested over a plant which is weaker and safer than alcohol.
Translator wrote:
<quoted text>The 18-22 year olds go to the same doctor. How they obtain the pot is unknown to me, but I have actually engaged them in conversation about it. They have each told me they have been caught, but let go once they showed their permits.
How I know they sell to minors is from another conversation with two "customers", one in middle school, who said they wait outside the neighborhood school to sell.
Granted, i agree totally with allowing legitimate medical use, but these young men are simply working the system, and I suspect this is a common practice when greed kicks in.
Human nature, after all.
Like with other prescribed drugs the opportunity is there to take advantage working the system and make money. The only solution would be all out legalization.
Love Waianae wrote:
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Same here. The people that want a license just want to be the neighborhood pot dealer. i know one guy that's been trying for years to get the permit so he can,(his words) "take over the pot deals on the west-side, turn the other dealers in, and stick finger to the cops."
Not all people who want a license want to be a dealer. The vast majority of med users enroll in the program seeking security from prosecution and peace of mind.
Love Waianae

Kapolei, HI

#69 Nov 16, 2008
taxpayer wrote:
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<Not all people who want a license want to be a dealer. The vast majority of med users enroll in the program seeking security from prosecution and peace of mind.
Won't argue with that, but there are dealers waiting in the wings to take advantage of the situation, and lawyers waiting to sue the cops for "harassment." (for doing their job) Dealers don't want it legalized, they just want to be able to flaunt the law in the public's face when they are arrested. Much like the healthy people that are able to get handicapped placards from their aunty that works downtown, or the selected few that can have their traffic tickets disappear.
Killa Wiffa

AOL

#70 Nov 16, 2008
Pakalolo lolo!!!!!!!!
Haupia Girl

AOL

#71 Nov 16, 2008
No beeg ting!!!!!!!! Soon they'll be hiding behind bars.
brian johnson

Kaneohe, HI

#72 Dec 3, 2008
Recently archaeologists discovered a caucasian, blonde, blue eyed man's tomb with a stash of weed some 2,700 years old.
Grass, the gift of haolemen to the world!!!
Love Waianae

Honolulu, HI

#73 Dec 3, 2008
Gee, who'da guessed that drug dealers would try to get around the law? I wonder how much it cost for the think-tank that came to that conclusion.

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