Sadly, the only response to state Rep. Joe Souki is the same old lies and misinformation that Prohibitionists have always used. Worries about the societal cost and crime increases have proved to be baseless fearmongering.
Law enforcement will always oppose any loosening of its control and reduction of its kuleana.
The truth is cannabis is the least harmful medicine known. Nonhabit-forming and highly effective with no known lethal ingestion. Prohibition is the main cause of damage from cannabis use and the main reason we imprison so many of our Hawaiian brothers and sisters.
Please take the time to learn about what was the basis of our economy and also the most prescribed drug of the last century. Free cannabis to free ourselves.
Joe Bertram III