Ewa Beach Representative Introduces Legislation for the Cultivation and Export of Marijuana

Rep. Rida Cabanilla
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Rep. Rida Cabanilla

HONOLULU – In the interest of economic development, Rep. Rida Cabanilla (Ewa Villages, Ewa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe, West Loch) has introduced HB2124 that asks the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism in consultation with the Department of Agriculture to convene a working group to develop an action plan to legalize cultivation of marijuana in Hawaii for sale and export to foreign jurisdictions where usage is lawful.

All commercial activities from the production and export of marijuana and marijuana-related products will be taxed and revenues would be utilized for public education, health care and human services programs.


“Commercial cultivation and distribution of marijuana is a bold approach toward generating revenue while capitalizing on Hawaii’s inherent strengths.  Hawaii’s rich soil, coupled with its temperate climate, provide ideal conditions for year-round farming and cultivation. Hawaii is well situated to provide an abundant supply of quality marijuana to fill a growing international demand,” said Cabanilla.






    • Shame on you. Get yourself educated on the long term negative results of pot. If smoking is unhealthy to people than what is the effect of pot on a 1 year old who can't get out of the room that adults are smoking in. Come on use that brain to think of the effect that this drug has on the innocent.

    • Rida, I can only assume that you haven't educated yourself on the effect this has on our society. Are you trying to lower American intelligence? I think you are just chancing the dollars and not helping people. People who smoke pot don't usually give much thought to who is effected around them. The poor animals, children and adults who are subjected to being exposed to that smelling mind altering substance is horrible. May karma come to collect from you soon.

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