by Dave Smith
Image from University of Minnesota.
The newly designated speaker of the state House of Representatives today introduced a bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
House Bill 150 introduced by Rep. Joe Souki of Maui would legalize the use and possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 or older, and allow for personal cultivation of the plant. It would also provide for the establishment of marijuana dispensaries licensed by the state.