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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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Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#1 Nov 15, 2008
That is common knowledge, I thought?
david

Irvine, CA

#2 Nov 15, 2008
crack down on the ice, not medical ganja.

hawaii is corrupt and probably after them because they are not paying up to da boys or are not a part of the mehau/aio crime syndicate.

duh, sheeple. get a clue, blind and tan savages. you live in a completely corrupt state. everything like this happens for a reason that you are completely blind to.
manini_fish

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Nov 15, 2008
Aren't all medical marijuana license holders involved in selling dope? Thats where my friend gets his supply from.
wicky

Wahiawa, HI

#4 Nov 15, 2008
david wrote:
crack down on the ice, not medical ganja.
hawaii is corrupt and probably after them because they are not paying up to da boys or are not a part of the mehau/aio crime syndicate.
duh, sheeple. get a clue, blind and tan savages. you live in a completely corrupt state. everything like this happens for a reason that you are completely blind to.
You are correct. This State is corrupt. If you pay you can play around here. How do you think the Mufster got re-elected. Because he su c ked up to the Unions who want jobs via the rail to no where.
a huh

Hilo, HI

#5 Nov 15, 2008
too bad for that guy --- they won't be finding too many guys with dreadlocks showing up for jury duty

the jury of peers might turn out to be people that have to stay sober and work all to pay their rent and taxes
Jkai

Kapaa, HI

#6 Nov 15, 2008
A two year investigation to catch some guys growing weed on the Big Island? And front page news no less?

I'm a huge supporter of the police but because of this action, no one is safer and no one's life is better. Please prioritize a little better. It's the meth traffickers who are a cancer inside our beloved Hawaii. It's their customers who are breaking into our houses and our cars. Please, please, please use your resources to arrest and PROSOCUTE and CONVICT them. Hawaii will be a better, safer place if you do.
Mokebla

Salem, OR

#7 Nov 15, 2008
This is the prefect example of greed. Drug is drug, it dosen't change. It's just a stepping stone to a bigger high.
All American

Hilo, HI

#9 Nov 15, 2008
Alcohol drinkers criminalizing pot smokers are like cannibals criminalizing vegetarians.
huh

Hilo, HI

#10 Nov 15, 2008
Stan da man wrote:
How about the judges, lawyers, and police that hide behind alcohol every night. If you are a law-officer 24-hours a day, then you can't drink, period. Alcohol is the worst drug there is, that's why its legal. That's the reason authorities use to crack down on other drugs, so they can go home at the end of the day and get drunk. Then they pass judgement on other people. Nobody respects hypocrites, nor will we listen to authorities that say "do as I say, not as I do."
sounds like sour grapes
Kulafan

Hilo, HI

#11 Nov 15, 2008
All those arrested don't look like millionaires to me. They look like people just trying to get bye. They sell some paka to make ends meet.The real bad guys are those selling meth. Go after those guys!
Pohakuloa

Ewa Beach, HI

#12 Nov 15, 2008
While we are at it, why dont we talk about caffiene. I've seen more people addicted to caffiene in these past few years than I have seen people addicted to all other drugs (alcohol included) "legal" or otherwise.

Kicking a caffiene addiction is just as bad. Shakes, quakes, night sweats, paranoia, severe irritability and the list goes on.

While I think marijuana is far less of a threat than many other drugs out there, what these guys did was just not right. And trying to "hide" behind the medical law will only work for these guys IF they had remained within the parameters of the law. Even though the acts of MPD sounds a bit fishy, they were still in violation of a law that they believe is their salvation.

Making a profit or not making a profit has nothing to do with it.
Shareholder

Kaneohe, HI

#13 Nov 15, 2008
Legalize it.
Concerned Citizen

Kihei, HI

#15 Nov 15, 2008
Most people I know purchase pot grown on the mainland. Time for the cops to let the local growers along and keep the money in the state.
Bob_Mililani

San Diego, CA

#16 Nov 15, 2008
Mokebla wrote:
This is the prefect example of greed. Drug is drug, it dosen't change. It's just a stepping stone to a bigger high.
Use of marijuana is not the cause leading to more dangerous drugs. Rather, it's personality and psychiatric factors that may play more of a role in drug escalation. Socialization and interaction with users of dangerous drugs is another cause. A little weed on occasion as with a couple of alcoholic drinks on occasion, can't be all bad. Regulate weed, tax it, and deal with the abusers.
kaneohe man

Hana, HI

#17 Nov 15, 2008
State..enough already. You are breaking up homes, families and costing the defendant a lot of money on laywers.

Pot is a better option to ice and even booze. Weed is a home grown industry that if legalized would help the economy,
pali

Bettendorf, IA

#18 Nov 15, 2008
Stan da man wrote:
How about the judges, lawyers, and police that hide behind alcohol every night. If you are a law-officer 24-hours a day, then you can't drink, period. Alcohol is the worst drug there is, that's why its legal. That's the reason authorities use to crack down on other drugs, so they can go home at the end of the day and get drunk. Then they pass judgement on other people. Nobody respects hypocrites, nor will we listen to authorities that say "do as I say, not as I do."
Do as I say. "Try to make sense when you comment."

Not as I do. "Cheers!"
pali

Bettendorf, IA

#19 Nov 15, 2008
kaneohe man wrote:
State..enough already. You are breaking up homes, families and costing the defendant a lot of money on laywers.
Pot is a better option to ice and even booze. Weed is a home grown industry that if legalized would help the economy,
What is your address?
palolololo

Kilauea, HI

#20 Nov 15, 2008
Legalization is coming eventually and the people i.e. police, judges, attorneys, corporate run prisons that lobby for "three strikes your out"laws and drug testing companies who want to delay that day are evil and are doing so just to keep this whole game going for their own profit. What side of history do you want to be on?
WTF

Honolulu, HI

#21 Nov 15, 2008
I totally agree that the cops should go after the ICE PUSHERS..........that DRUG is the worst.........I have had people I know lose everything because of ICE........ We in HAWAII know that all this crime is due to ICE...... How come the COPS....... not cracking done on THE DEALERS???
Ice Ice Baby

Honolulu, HI

#22 Nov 15, 2008
david wrote:
crack down on the ice, not medical ganja.
hawaii is corrupt and probably after them because they are not paying up to da boys or are not a part of the mehau/aio crime syndicate.
duh, sheeple. get a clue, blind and tan savages. you live in a completely corrupt state. everything like this happens for a reason that you are completely blind to.
I agree. Why crack down on pot when dangerous drugs such as crack and ice are sold all over Chinatown.

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