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Sunday, February 25, 2024
Recreational Marijuana Bills on the Move
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:55 PM :: 531 Views :: Drugs

... one ounce will yield "84 cigarette-sized joints" ....

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024
​Cockfighting fans fight Northern Mariana ban at Ninth Circuit
By Court House News @ 2:14 PM :: 634 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

... cockfighting was banned in the territory in 2018 ....

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Friday, February 9, 2024
Guam Meth Kingpin Gets 30 Years
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 1148 Views :: Drugs

... “Melvin Naputi was a fugitive for years and a drug dealer known for violence for years, if not decades,” said Resident Agent in Charge Kenneth L. Bowman ....

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Friday, January 5, 2024
Hawaii Attorney General Writes Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 1367 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Also included was draft legislation intended to minimize these risks and promote the public welfare to the greatest extent possible, should the Legislature choose to legalize cannabis ....

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Monday, December 18, 2023
Drugs Behind 50% of Traffic Fatalities
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 1165 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs

“...Drugs specifically played a role in 38 of the 76 traffic deaths on island in the past three years....”

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Former Correctional Officer Receives 42 Months in Prison for Smuggling Drugs into Oahu Community Correctional Center
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 1074 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Ascencio worked as a correctional officer at the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) from 2000 until his arrest in 2020 for these charges ....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Oahu Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Weapons Possession
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 1123 Views :: Drugs

... Croskery, working with others, was responsible for bringing approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine and 40,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl from California to Hawaii from June 2021 to February 2022 ....

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Hilo Police Detective Arrested for Perjury and Tampering With a Government Record
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 1175 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Police, Drugs

... Following his arrest, Brown was placed on leave without pay pending the outcome ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Up in Smoke? AG's Plan to turn Illegal Drug Dealers into Legal Tax-Paying Entrepreneurs
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:58 PM :: 1154 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Drugs

... In nearly every location where recreational marijuana is legal, criminal syndicates, far more than the state government, are cashing in on the "green gold rush" ....

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Thursday, November 16, 2023
Waianae: Feds Arrest Six for Cockfighting, Gamerooms, Meth
By News Release @ 1:39 PM :: 2649 Views :: Gambling, Drugs

... According to the Criminal Complaint, on three occasions in July 2021, Edward Caspino distributed approximately one pound of methamphetamine to an individual working with federal law enforcement ....

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Monday, November 13, 2023
While Lahaina Waits, One Business Quickly Allowed to Reopen
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 1586 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Drugs

... its a cannabis dispensary ....

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Defend Hawaii: Mainland Drug Dealer Starts Selling in Hilo, gets Busted Within Two Weeks
By News Release @ 2:40 AM :: 2021 Views :: Hawaii County , Police, Drugs

... look how very efficient the Hawaii County PD becomes when an outsider starts selling here ....

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Sunday, October 15, 2023
Feds on the Job: Child Molesting Drug Dealer gets 10.5 years
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 1821 Views :: Maui County, Drugs

... doing the job the State courts just won't do ....

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Friday, September 29, 2023
Multiple Murder Counts After Deadly Cockfight
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 1973 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... two people dead and three others injured ....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
New Bill from Guam Delegate to Legalize Cockfighting in U.S. Territories
By News Release @ 11:12 PM :: 1586 Views :: Agriculture, Congressional Delegation, Drugs

... Similar legislation has been introduced by Delegate from Puerto Rico and attracted no support from any sitting U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative from the states ....

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Monday, September 18, 2023
Green Orders 24-Hour Bum Patrol at Uncle Billy's Hotel
By News Release @ 9:12 PM :: 1760 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Drugs

... Vegetation around the property has been cleared and a perimeter fence has been constructed. However, several breaches of the newly installed fence have already occurred ....

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Thursday, August 31, 2023
Governor's Task Force: Mollies and Shrooms next to be legalized
By News Release @ 2:24 PM :: 984 Views :: Drugs

...Although psychedelic plants (drugs) have been used in indigenous cultures (given to hot chicks in nightclubs) for thousands of years, modern science (politics) is now catching up....

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Friday, July 28, 2023
DoH: Hawaii Needs Lots and Lots of Free Needles
By News Release @ 3:48 PM :: 2188 Views :: Drugs

"Syringe exchanges serve as essential health hubs for people who use drugs"

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Green Emergency Order: Sweep Homeless Drug Addicts out of Uncle Billy's and Demolish Hotel
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 2279 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Tourism, Drugs

... The Hawaii Police Department has responded to 6,479 calls for service/incidents in the area from September, 2018, to April, 2023, with an estimated cost for responding to these calls ranges from $319,000 to $459,000 ....

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Thursday, July 13, 2023
Hawaii Ranks 44th for Marijuana Consumption
By Selected News Articles @ 8:00 PM :: 1869 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

... 85.1% of residents haven't smoked weed in the last year ....

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
Animal Welfare Groups Urge Ninth Circuit to Affirm the Ban on Cockfighting in the Northern Mariana Islands
By News Release @ 12:16 PM :: 1480 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... The case, on appeal before the Ninth Circuit from the Northern Mariana Islands District Court, is the latest—and likely the last—in a stream of cases filed by the pro-cockfighting bloc to obstruct the ban on cockfighting in U.S. territories. ...

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Friday, June 23, 2023
'Multi-Ton' Chinese Fentanyl Exporters Arrested in Honolulu
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 2355 Views :: Drugs

... advertising fentanyl precursors as a “Mexico hot sale;” guaranteeing “100% stealth shipping” abroad; and posting to its websites documentation of Amarvel Biotech shipping chemicals to Culiacan ....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
SB975: Green Signs Tax Increase on Vaping Products
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 PM :: 2252 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes, Drugs

... SB975, now Act 62, establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products ....

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Marijuana Dispensary Oligopoly Enforcers: Court Upholds Drug Raid on Pinky's Hempire 
By News Release @ 4:21 PM :: 1590 Views :: Drugs

... “Pinky’s Hempire,” alleged that DOH’s interim administrative rules regarding hemp processing were illegal and that the prohibition on Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC products was unconstitutional ....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
CDC: Hawaii drug overdoses doubled over the last decade
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 PM :: 1523 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

... Hawaii had a reported 254 drug-related deaths recorded in the 12 months before December 2022. That amount could be as high as 298 after death investigations finalize, an increase of 7% from the prior year, according to the CDC ....

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Thursday, May 11, 2023
Senators Introduce FIGHT Act to Enhance Enforcement and Crack Down on Dogfighting, Cockfighting
By News Release @ 4:46 PM :: 1862 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... A mass shooting at known illegal cockfighting venue outside Honolulu demonstrates that the violence from animal-fighting enterprises spills into communities, harms people ....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Study: Hawaii Smallest Drug Problem of any State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 PM :: 2042 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

... oxycontin has not hit Hawaii as hard as other states ....

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Sunday, April 16, 2023
Latest Mass Shooting at Cockfight Inevitable Outcome of Inattention by Political Leaders and Law Enforcement
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 2944 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Hawaii Legislators are hell-bent on taking away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners--but when a real gun crime occurs, its 'nobody here but us chickens' ....  

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023
DoH Releases Hawai‘i Youth Risk Behavior Survey
By News Release @ 5:49 PM :: 2406 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Health Care, Drugs

... Topics covered in the survey include unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy; protective factors; mental health and suicide; dietary behaviors; and physical activity ....

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Thursday, March 23, 2023
Maui Physician Charged with Unlawful Distribution of Hydrocodone
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 1736 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Drugs

... in June 2022, an undercover agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) sought an appointment with Boulange, posing as a new patient seeking a prescription of opioids ....

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Monday, March 20, 2023
Hawaii Drug Dealer Gets Parole so Feds Deport Him
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 2151 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... convicted by the Circuit Court of the First Circuit of felony promoting dangerous drugs and second-degree robbery in June 2019 ....

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
53 Years of Legal Abortion in Hawaii
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:42 AM :: 2195 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

... over 220,000 of Hawaii's keiki have been lost to abortion since 1970 ....

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Friday, March 10, 2023
Smuggling Drugs into Jails--PSD Arrests Five
By News Release @ 6:36 AM :: 2822 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

... The investigations are ongoing, and more arrests are expected ....

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Hawaii Meth Supplier Gets 24 Years for $5.5M COVID Fraud
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2102 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs, COVID-19

... L.A. Man Sentenced to More Than 24 Years in Prison for $5.5 Million COVID Jobless Benefits Scam, Tax Fraud and Drug Trafficking ....

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Shootout as FBI Raids 800-Person Cockfight--Four Arrested
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 3982 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... the 800-person cockfight was busted at Hokukano Ranch which is promoted as a Big Island film location ....

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Saturday, March 4, 2023
HB622 Suicide Prevention
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:56 PM :: 1901 Views :: Life, Drugs

... This bill makes permanent the prevent suicide Hawaiʻi task force within the Department of Health ....

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Sheriffs Bust Waikiki Marijuana Dealer
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 2390 Views :: Taxes, Tourism, Drugs

“Businesses that are involved in the cannabis industry must ensure that their activities comply with the law.”

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023
​Hawaii Senate Committees Pass Two Bills to Legalize Marijuana Despite Federal Prohibition
By Selected News Articles @ 3:54 AM :: 2949 Views :: Drugs

... SB669 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 3-0, but with an effective date of 2075 ....

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Saturday, February 18, 2023
Legislative Week in Review: Abortion, Drugs, Suicide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 6:14 PM :: 2102 Views :: Health Care, Life, Drugs

... Hawaii Legislators' cradle-to-grave plan for your life .... 

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Thursday, February 16, 2023
Senate Committees Advance Bill Legalizing Hashish and Honey Butane Oil
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 2474 Views :: Taxes, Drugs

... The measure would also exempt the sales of cannabis and manufactured cannabis products for medical use from the general excise tax ....

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Sunday, February 12, 2023
Legislative Agenda: Abortion, Cannabis, Suicide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:13 PM :: 1657 Views :: Life, Drugs

... Hawaii Legislators have got your life all planned out ....

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
A Trio of Bills in Hawaii Would Legalize Marijuana Despite Federal Cannabis Prohibition
By Selected News Articles @ 4:40 AM :: 1648 Views :: Drugs

... SB1043 and SB669 have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, while HB1216 has been referred to the House Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee ....

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Poll: 86% of residents believe cannabis should be legal
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 1649 Views :: Drugs

... Thirty percent of residents indicated they would be more likely to support a candidate who supported legalizing adult recreational use, compared to 26 percent who would be less likely to support a candidate who espoused that same view. Nearly 40 percent of residents, however, indicated that a candidate’s view on legalization doesn’t make much of a difference in their vote ....

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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Full Text: 2023 State of the Judiciary Address
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1608 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Drugs

"We implement programs to address the root causes of recidivism . . . such as drug use and mental illness . . . and to respond to other urgent community needs. We embrace this expanded role.”

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Monday, December 26, 2022
Convicted Meth Dealer Asks Federal Court Permission to Take Over Laborer’s Union
By Andrew Walden @ 10:48 PM :: 6221 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Rail, Drugs

... “If my name sounds familiar it's because my dad was President of the Hawaii AFL-CIO and the Business Manager/ Financial Secretary for the Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745 for over 20 years.”….

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Native Hawaiian Girls LESS Likely to be 'Missing'
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 3635 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Military, Drugs

... Obvious bias: The word “military” occurs 20 times in this report.  The word “drug” four times, “methamphetamines” zero times, “pimp", once, "foster" three times ....

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Monday, December 12, 2022
Kawananakoa Estate: Sex, Drugs, and Inequality
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 PM :: 47459 Views :: Ethics, Drugs

...If you’re rich, Hawaii is a really lousy place to get sick....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Drugs, Fish, and Termites: Miske FBI Backgrounder Unsealed by Federal Judge
By Andrew Walden @ 8:35 PM :: 4441 Views :: Hawaii History, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... 40 miles off the coast of Hawaii, FV Rachel attached a large amount of Methamphetamine to a Radio Frequency (RF) buoy and dropped the drugs into the ocean ....

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Monday, November 14, 2022
Feds: COVID Fraudster Shipped Fentanyl to Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 1628 Views :: Drugs, COVID-19

... Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Stealing Nearly $5.5 Million in COVID Jobless Relief and for Drug Trafficking ....

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Thursday, November 3, 2022
DEA Intercepts 9 lbs of Heroin and Meth Heading for HOPE Probationer
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 1917 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Drugs

... Thaxton pled down 2009 pimping and child rape charges to felony assault then came before Judge Steven Alm on HOPE violations 13 times between 2010 and 2015 ....

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